PHYTOREMEDIATION OF TREATED INDUSTRIAL EFFLUENT COLLECTED FROM AHMEDABAD MEGA PIPE LINE
Present paper deals with phytoremediation ability of Pistia stratiotes L. Accumulation ability of Pistia stratiotes L. has been used to remediate treated industrial effluent collected from Ahmedabad mega pipe line. Industrial effluents released by Ahmedabad GIDC cluster are treated at central effluent treatment plant (CEPTs). Treated effluents are released into Sabarmati River through mega pipe line. Study reveals decrease in turbidity, chloride content, calcium hardness, acidity, dissolved oxygen, biological oxygen demand and chemical oxygen demand due to remediation property of Pistia. Study also adds growth rate of Pistia in effluent of Ahmedabad mega pipe line.
SWETA PATEL, RUPESH MAURYA AND HITESH SOLANKI