Investigation of the influence of Ceratophyllum demersum to refine diluted compost latex

  • M Foroughi
Keywords: Ceratophyllum demersum, compost latex, Water pollution, COD


Water pollution has always been a major problem in the environment. Polluted water is harming for human health and need to clean water from pollution factors. One of the economic and rapid methods for
elements removal is displacement metals by biosorption. The purpose of this study was refining diluted compost latex by Ceratophyllum demersum that was diluted 200 times with distilled water. Diluted compost latex (DCL)
accompany with aquatic plant Ceratophyllum demersum was located in bottles which were 6 liter in four replication. The experimental performed at the open air of Khorasgan (Isfahan, Iran) University area for 18 days
without aeration. Result of Chemical oxygen demand (COD) indicates that the COD was decreased from 728 mg/L to 189.5 mg/L. Also, this investigation was demonstrated that the amount of ammonium in diluted compost latex was decreased from 60 meq/L to 13.33 meq/L. The amount of nitrate in diluted compost latex has decreased from 90 meq/L to 26.66 meq/L, and the amount of Phosphorous was declined from 1.2 meq/L to 0.21 meq/L. EC of diluted compost latex was reduced from 1.02 ds/m to 0.74 ds/m. All of the consequences which were mentioned indicated that this aquatic plant (Ceratophyllum demersum) is one of the best natural ways to refine Polluted water.

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