Vol. 5, Issue 1 (2020)
Phytoremediation of soil nickel concentration as a function of growth of different plant species in the soil polluted with textile industry waste water in Yavatmal region
Author(s): AP Lambat, PA Lambat, SA Watile
Abstract: Typical polluted soils contain large quantity of nickel. The chief area is arsenides and sulphides. Nickel is used as a component in some alloys and for metal plating for catalysts, for batteries and in certain fungicides. Many nickel salts are soluble in water. Contamination in water is due to the industrial discharge to river of effluent containing nickel compounds. The information pertaining to the soil Ni concentration recorded as function of growth of different plant species on the textile industry wastewater amended soil and which are grown under experimental conditions. control set where Bacopa monnieri were planted the soil Ni concentration was 91±4.9mg/Kg, Alternanthera sessilis plantation the soil Ni concentration was 92±4.1mg/Kg, Alternanthera sessilis grown in soil amended with microorganisms (Azotobacter and Rhizobium) it was 74±5.2mg/Kg and Typha angustata the soil Ni concentration was 85±4.8mg/Kg after 3 months of experimental period. The above predominant plants in contaminated soil shows plants shows Ni uptake more or less similar with all the combinations i.e. only farm yard manure or combination of microorganisms (Azotobacter and Rhizobium).