ARSENIC REMOVAL BY PHYTOFILTRATION AND SILICON TREATMENT : A POTENTIAL SOLUTION FOR LOWERING ARSENIC CONCENTRATIONS IN FOOD CROPS

Doctoral thesis English OPEN
Sandhi, Arifin;
(2017)
  • Publisher: KTH
  • Subject: Inorganic Chemistry | Bio Materials | Other Environmental Engineering | Biomaterial | Geovetenskap och miljövetenskap | Botany | oxygenation | phytoremediation | Botanik | rice | aquatic moss | lettuce | wetland. | Earth and Related Environmental Sciences | speciation | macrophyte | temperature | grain | Annan naturresursteknik | Oorganisk kemi
    mesheuropmc: food and beverages | inorganic chemicals | integumentary system

Use of arsenic-rich groundwater for crop irrigation can increase the arsenic (As) content in food crops and act as a carcinogen, compromising human health. Using aquatic plant based phytofiltration is a potential eco-technique for removing arsenic from water. The aquati... View more
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