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Impact of Low Cost Biosorbent Potatoes Peels for Biosorption of Lead on Two Important Pulses

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Botany, Jinnah University for Women, 5C Nazimabad Karachi 74600,PAKISTAN
  • 2 Department of Chemistry, University of Karachi, PAKISTAN
  • 3 Department of Biochemistry, Jinnah University for Women, 5C Nazimabad Karachi 74600,PAKISTAN

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 3, Issue (2), Pages 15-19, February,22 (2014)


Lead pollution is a key ecological problem facing the modern world especially Lead stress is the adverse hazard for all living organism. There are several conventional techniques for detoxification of heavy metal. Remediation of Lead stress using the vegetables peels is an emerging environmental cleaning method. Application of metal-accumulating plants to neutralize the Lead contagion from soil is the most emergent, environmentally friendly and inexpensive technology. The main objective of this research is to determine the remediation of Lead toxicity by utilizing the biosorbent potato peels. Previous investigation showed that concentration of Lead 200 - 250 ppm was exerted adverse effect on plant growth. Results reveal that adapting this green strategy for detoxification of Lead is very significant. Growth rate in both species Phaseolus mungo and Lens culinaris under this dynamic technology considerably enthused. Present data shows that potato peels have the biosorption capability for Lead ion and act as good adsorbent and have low-cost, it is abundantly present, requires little processing and is a byproduct of waste material. Results illustrate that morphological biochemical and physiological attributes enhanced in both pulses for using this technique. Current research also demonstrates that photosynthetic pigments are necessary component of plant life which was adversely influenced by Lead stress. But adapting this developing strategy water content and chlorophyll concentration increased so the growth rate automatically improved. Results revealed that potato peels are regarded as potential remediator of Lead stress that can be neutralize the toxic effect of Lead on plants and reduced the soil Lead contamination rate.


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