Nitrate Removal Efficiency with Hydrophytes of Los Reyes Aztecas Lake Water, México


The study was carried out to evaluate six different hydrophytes which were tested associated by twos: 1) Lemna gibba and Ceratophyllum demersum, 2) Berula erecta and Lemna gibba, 3) Polygonum punctatum and Hydrocotyle ranunculoides, and 4) Polygonum punctatum and Azolla filiculoides, for the purpose of removing nitrate from the water of Reyes Aztecas Lake, which is located southeast of Mexico City in Tláhuac District, Mexico D.F. The average of removal efficiency was obtained in relation to the different hydrophytes associations based on five sampling stations. The statistical analysis revealed that there were no significant differences among hydrophytes, all show remarkable ability to remove nitrate in water.

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Miranda, M. , Galvan, A. and Romero, L. (2014) Nitrate Removal Efficiency with Hydrophytes of Los Reyes Aztecas Lake Water, México. Journal of Water Resource and Protection, 6, 945-950. doi: 10.4236/jwarp.2014.611089.

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