Sarwoko Mangkoedihardjo : Use of Leachate and Compost for Phytoremediation of Divalent Mercury Polluted Soil by Jatropha

Prof. Dr. Ir. Sarwoko Mangkoedihardjo MScES



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Jurnal Internasional




This research was conducted to investigate the potential use of leachate and compost for phytoremediation of divalent mercury polluted soil by Jatropha. Greenhouse experiment was carried out for two months and replicated twice. Mercury concentration in soil was in the range of 1 to 20 mg Hg/kg soil. It was found that the mercury concentration in soil without significant negatif effect towards Jatropha was no more than 6 mg Hg/kg soil. The levels of leachate and compost, which were added to the soil, were no effect on phytoremediation efficiency. However, both of materials were significantly effective to be used for phytoremediation using Jatropha.