Investigation of the effectiveness of water hyacinth as floating wetland plant on treating the nutrient pollutants

Ming Fai Chow, V. Santhiran, H. Haris

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Abstract

A pilot study utilizing water hyacinth plants floating wetland was conducted in Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Water hyacinth was selected in this study for its abundance and suitable growth due to ideal Malaysian tropical climates. Water hyacinth were placed on floating rafts through a 4-week experimental period in water samples collected from Lake UNITEN. This study was carried out to investigate the effectiveness of water hyacinth as floating wetland plant on nutrient pollutant removal efficiencies. The efficiency of pollutant removal was evaluated in terms of as Total Suspended Solids (TSS), total phosphorus (TP) and total nitrogen (TN). The results obtained showed that removal efficiencies of up to 37.14 % for TSS, 64.44 % for TP and 98% for TN within the experimental period. The results showed that water hyacinth is very effective in removing pollutants such as TP and TN but not for TSS.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication5th International Conference on Green Design and Manufacture, IConGDM 2019
EditorsShayfull Zamree Bin Abd. Rahim, Mohd Mustafa Al-Bakri Bin Abdullah
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735418714
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jul 2019
Event5th International Conference on Green Design and Manufacture 2019, IConGDM 2019 - Kota Bandung, Jawa Barat, Indonesia
Duration: 29 Apr 201930 Apr 2019

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume2129
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Green Design and Manufacture 2019, IConGDM 2019
CountryIndonesia
CityKota Bandung, Jawa Barat
Period29/04/1930/04/19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Chow, M. F., Santhiran, V., & Haris, H. (2019). Investigation of the effectiveness of water hyacinth as floating wetland plant on treating the nutrient pollutants. In S. Z. B. A. Rahim, & M. M. A-B. B. Abdullah (Eds.), 5th International Conference on Green Design and Manufacture, IConGDM 2019 [020028] (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 2129). American Institute of Physics Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5118036