Phosphorus removal from wastewater by five aquatic plants
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- Aquatic macrophytes; Total phosphorus, Removal
Five aquatic macrophytes, Acorus calamus, Lythrum salicaria, Monochoria korsakowii Alisma orientale and Sagittaria sagittifolia were tested for the relative growth rate (RGR) and abilities of removing total phosphorus (TP) by the manipulative indoor experiment. A nutrient treatment consisted of two levels of phosphorus [ low (3 mg L-1 N) and high (12 mg L-1 N) ]of nutrient solution. Result revealed that nutrients had significant affect on the RGR, however the RGR of the species was non-significant. The results showed that TP in wastewater were significantly higher from unvegetated microcosms compared to vegetated. L. salicaria was shown to be best removal effect with the removal rates of 81.7% and 91.1% at low and high concentrations of TP. The order of TP purification capacities was: A. calamus > L. salicaria >M. korsakowii >A.orientale> S. sagittifolia.
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TY - CONF AU - Xiaoyun Fu PY - 2015/07 DA - 2015/07 TI - Phosphorus removal from wastewater by five aquatic plants BT - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Advances in Energy and Environmental Science 2015 PB - Atlantis Press SP - 1013 EP - 1017 SN - 2352-5401 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icaees-15.2015.186 DO - 10.2991/icaees-15.2015.186 ID - Fu2015/07 ER -