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Title: Uptake of seven metals by two macrophytes species: potential for phytoaccumulation and phytoremediation
Authors: Branković, Snežana
Glišić, Radmila
Topuzovic, Marina
Marin M.
Issue Date: 2015
Abstract: © 2015 Taylor & Francis. Aquatic macrophytes can be used in the studies of quality of water ecosystems and in monitoring of metals and other pollutants. The aim of this study was to assess concentration levels, accumulation and distribution of seven metals in selected plant parts of Typha angustifolia L. and Iris pseudacorus L., in comparison with sediment and water samples of a reservoir. Metal content in the samples was determined by optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES iCAP 6500). The concentrations of all examined metals were higher in the sediment than in the water samples. In plants, metal concentrations depended on plant species and organs. The roots/rhizomes were primary organs for metal concentration and accumulation. T. angustifolia L. accumulated Mn and Cu, and I. pseudacorus L. accumulated Cd and Cu in the fruits. T. angustifolia L. hyperaccumulated As. The values of enrichment coefficients and translocation factors were: 0 to 3.31 and 0 to 2.39, respectively. The plant species investigated absorb, translocate and accumulate metals in their organs differently, which provides advantages in combining them for remediation of wasted aquatic ecosystems.
Type: article
DOI: 10.1080/02757540.2015.1077812
ISSN: 0275-7540
SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-84942929073
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Science, Kragujevac

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