Preliminary Studies on the Biosorptive Variations in Monocotyledonous and Dicotyledonous Plants
The role of plants in the biosorption of pollutants in both soil and aquatic environment is important towards developing unique bioremediation strategies. However, till date selection of these plants has mostly relied on previous studies and their choice of plants which renders phytoremediation strategies to be most loosely based on anecdotal evidence rather than a holistic strategy that considers the role of the different vascularized bundle systems between the two main plant classifications: monocotyledonous and dicotyledonous plant. This study is a preliminary study that attempts to study plants biosorptive efficiency on the basis of their structures, using organic and inorganic pollutants in soil with the goal of determining if the differences in their structure play a role in their efficiency.
Keywords - Bioremediation, Phytoremediation, Biosorption, Vascular bundles, Soil, Pollution.