2011 : TRANSPIRATION FACTOR, PEAKING FACTOR AND PLANTS CAPACITY OF JATROPHA IN PHYTOREMEDIATION OF MERCURY POLLUTED SOIL

Prof. Dr. Ir. Sarwoko Mangkoedihardjo MScES


Abstract

The research studied the effect of mercury on transpiration factor, peaking factor and plants capacity of Jatropha during soil phytoremediation amended with leachate and compost. Loss in weight of growth media measured the evaporation and evapotranspiration levels. Daily and hourly observations were carried out during six months period. Results showed that mercury has significantly affected transpiration factor, peaking factor and plants capacity to conduct transpiration stream. The three parameters decreased as mercury concentration increased.