Phytoremediation of suspended solids and turbidity of palm oil mill effluent (POME) by Ipomea aquatica
Journal: Engineering Heritage Journal (GWK)
Author: Hossein Farraji , Nastaein Qamaruz Zaman , Siti Kamariah Md Sa’at, Arezoo Fereidonian
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Malaysia produces 60 million tons palm oil mill effluent per year. Treatment methods are unable to pass discharge standards. Phytoremediation as a co-treatment could be used for anaerobically treatedPOME. Direct application of plant species in palm oil mill effluent has not been fully addressed. I. aquatica
, illustrated in 28 pots with one liter capacity in 7 series and 4 concentrations of POME. The results of this study indicate that 80 % of suspended solid and 90.4% of turbidity in undiluted POME removed with simple one-week phytoremediation process. Water spinach, which naturally grown around the POME polluted area, is a capable nominate for POME phytoremediation.