Potential of Salvinia molesta for Removal of Sodium in Textile Wastewater
Pavithra M and Hina Kousar*
Department of PG Studies and Research in Environmental Science, Kuvempu University, Shankaraghatta, Karnataka, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dr. Hina Kousar
Department of Environmental Science
Kuvempu University, Shankaraghatta, Karnataka, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: July 18, 2016; Accepted date: August 02, 2016; Published date: August 03, 2016
Citation: Pavithra M, Kousar H (2016) Potential of Salvinia molesta for Removal of Sodium in Textile Wastewater. J Bioremediat Biodegrad 7:364. doi:10.4172/2155-6199.1000364
Copyright: © 2016 Pavithra M, et al. This is an open-a ccess article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Textile industries are one of the major contaminators of water and soil. Sodium is the only major cation present in textile wastewater due to high consumption of sodium salts in processing units. Many aquatic macrophytes are successfully used for phytoremediation of contaminated water. An attempt has been made to test the potential of Salvinia molesta in reduction of sodium from textile effluent. The experimental study showed that Salvinia molesta is a suitable candidate for effective removal of sodium from textile wastewater.