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Journal :   Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology

Volume No. :   7

Issue No. :  8

Year :  2014

Pages :   902-905

ISSN Print :  0974-3618

ISSN Online :  0974-360X


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Phytoremediation of TNT in Soil at Vellore District, Tamilnadu, India



Address:   Hannah Elizabeth, S., Panneerselvam, A.
Department of Zoology, Thiruvalluvar University, Serkadu, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
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ABSTRACT:
Phytoremediation, a relatively new technology of remediating the contaminated environment using plants and serves as a green technology with environmental friendly approach. The main aim of the current study is to carryout phytoremediation of organic compounds and toxic chemicals such as 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT). The removal of TNT in soil was carried out using the plant Hibiscus arnottianus. The percentage of TNT removal efficeiency was found higher after 3 month of period at 25mg/kg concentration. The hydrolysed product of TNT degraded by phytoremediation process was on 80th day at the concentration of 25mg/kg concentration which was recorded by the degradative products in the soil using GC-MS chromatography. Hence the use of plants to revitalize contaminated sites is gaining more and more attention and preferred more since it is cost effective when compared to other chemical methods.
KEYWORDS:
Phytoremediation, soil, cost effective, eco-friendly, xenobiotics GC-MS chromatography.
Cite:
Hannah Elizabeth, S., Panneerselvam, A. Phytoremediation of TNT in Soil at Vellore District, Tamilnadu, India. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 7(8): August 2014 Page 902-905.
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