Feasibility Study of Reducing the Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) from Contaminated Water in Radish Plant (Raphanus Sativus) Using Nano Activated Carbon and Zeolite

Document Type: Research Paper

Authors

1 Department of Agronomy, Karaj branch, Islamic Azad University, Karaj, Iran.

2 Faculty of Science and Marine Technology, Tehran North Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.

3 Department of Agronomy, Science and Research branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.

10.7508/jns.2013.02.010

Abstract

Applying Nanoporous Materials is an appropriate method for improving chemical quality of the water due to high surface area, internal porous structure (porosity), high absorption capability of harmful gases and liquids, and capability of reactivating the surface. Therefore, actions were carried out in order to investigate the effect of Activated carbon and Zeolite on reducing the total dissolved solids in water to perform experiment in a randomized complete block design with four treatments and three replications in greenhouse. Results indicated that there are significant differences among various treatments of water in terms of change in the concentrations of chemical elements in water. Subsequently, we measured some traits in plant samples in order to evaluate the reaction of the radish plant related to changes in water quality resulting from use of these absorbers. Other characteristics did not show remarkable differences with the control sample based on the results of variance analysis related to plant samples with the exception of shoot’s chloride.

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