Bioaccumulation ability of five species of seaweeds namely Enteromorpha intestinalis (Green) Fucus serratus, Fucus vesiculosus, Pelvetia canaliculata (Brown) and Furcellaria lumbricalis (Red) have been studied in the vicinity of acid mine drainage affected area. The concentration of Cu, Al, Fe, Mn and Zn in these seaweeds was determined by Inductive Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometry (ICP-AES). These metals were also estimated in the seawater to compute the concentration factors for the metals in studied seaweeds. Bio-sequestering capacity of different seaweed to different metals and their suitability for bioremediation under the influence of acid mine drainage is discussed.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Indian Journal of Marine Sciences|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 2013|
- Acid mine drainage
- Metal content
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