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Determination of Zinc Uptake by Kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus L.) for Phytoremediation

Jaafar, Muhammad Nasrullah (2011) Determination of Zinc Uptake by Kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus L.) for Phytoremediation. Universiti Teknologi Petronas. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This study investigates the ability of kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus L.) as a potential plant for phytoremediation of ex-mining soil. Ex-mining soil is seemed to have high amount of heavy metals such as zinc, lead and copper. This investigation on the ability of kenaf will be focused on its ability towards zinc. Zinc is one of the heavy metals that discovered in the ex-mining soil in Tronoh which meet its intervention concentration point. The study will be conducted by propagating the plants into contaminated soil spiked with zinc with various concentrations. The concentrations are selected based on normal amount of the zinc in the typical soil and the soil from ex-mining soil in Tronoh. The parts of the plants that will be studied are the root, stem and leaves. Each of the samples will be digested and analyzed in the lab using Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (AAS). The ability of kenaf to accumulate heavy metal will determine its potential for phytoremediation of ex-mining soil.

Item Type: Final Year Project
Academic Subject : Academic Department - Chemical Engineering - Material Development
Subject: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Engineering > Chemical
Depositing User: Users 2053 not found.
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2013 09:12
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017 09:41
URI: http://utpedia.utp.edu.my/id/eprint/8927

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