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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(12): 3723-3731
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.612.429


Waste Water Purification Potential of Eichhornia crassipes (Water Hyacinth)
Ani Khare* and Eugenia P. Lal
Department of Biological Sciences, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Allahabad-211007, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Water hyacinth has been used in aquatic systems worldwide for waste water purification. It has tremendous capacity of absorbing nutrients and other substances from the water and hence brings the pollution load down. In the present study an attempt was made to find the potential of water hyacinth in the treatment of sewage water. Water hyacinth was cultured in the tank of approximately 5ft X 4ft X 2.5 ft dimension. The parameters studied were pH, EC, DO, COD, BOD, TDS, Turbidity and N, P, K. Two years of experimental investigation showed that water hyacinth reduced considerably all the physicochemical parameters and increased the dissolved oxygen (DO) to a significant level therefore it is concluded that Eichhornia crassipes is highly efficient in purification of sewage water in respect of physicochemical parameters.


Keywords: Eichhornia crassipes Dissolve oxygen, Biological oxygen demand, Chemical oxygen demand, Electric conductivity.
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Ani Khare and Eugenia P. Lal. 2017. Waste Water Purification Potential of Eichhornia crassipes (Water Hyacinth).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(12): 3723-3731. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.612.429