Biochemistry & Pharmacology: Open Access

Biochemistry & Pharmacology: Open Access
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-0501


Chen KF

Chen KF

People's Republic of China

  • Research Article
    Full Scale Evaluation of Phytoattenuation
    Author(s): Yeh TY, Peng YP and Chen KFYeh TY, Peng YP and Chen KF

    The biosorption mechanism of metal removal (copper, Cu and zinc, Zn) by four phytoremediation macrophytes biomasses including sunflower (Helianthus annuus), Chinese cabbage (Brassica campestris), cattail (Typha latifolia), and reed (Phragmites communis) was investigated in this study. The primary objectives were exploring the potential of reusing these bio-wastes after harvesting from phytoremediation operations. Based on the surface area, zeta potential, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) investigations, Chinese cabbage biomass presented the highest metal adsorption property while both cattail and reed revealed a lower adsorption capability for both metals tested. The equilibrium adsorption rate between biomass and metal occurred very fast during the first 10min. The metal adsorption data were fitted with the Langmuir and Freundlich isotherms and pr.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2167-0501.1000152

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