Document Type: Original Article

Authors

1 Chemistry Department, Faculty of science, University of Benghazi, Benghazi, Libya

2 Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, University of Benghazi, Benghazi, Libya

Abstract

The present work aims to evaluate two native plants including, Hammada scoparia (H. scoparia) and Halocnemum Strobilaceum (H. Strobilaceum), which grow in Benghazi-Libya for soil phytoremediation purpose. Plants and soil samples were collected and analyzed for Cu, Zn, Fe and Cr concentrations at different sites in the north coastal region of Benghazi. Performance of Hammada scoparia and Halocnemum Strobilaceum was evaluated by calculating biological absorption coefficient (BAC), bioconcentration factor (BCF), and translocation  factor (TF). Both plants were found to be a moderate extractor. The tendency of the plants toward phytoextraction process and phytostabiliztion process was studied. Both plants tend to phytoextraction process except Halocnemum Strobilaceum tends strongly to phytostabiliztion process in case of Cu and Fe.

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