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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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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.
Phytoremediation, soil, cost effective, eco-friendly, xenobiotics GC-MS chromatography.
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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