Gnanasekaran, K.S.A. and Rajasekar, R. (1986) Buffering action of hydrilla verticillata on the aquatic ph and the effect of cadmium ions on this plant. Bulletin of Electrochemistry , 2 (2). pp. 153-155. ISSN 0256-1654

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During photosynthesis on Hydrillaverticillata, the pH of the surrounding water is rendered slightly alkaline and in the absence of light the pH is brought back to near neutral condition. However, if the habitat pH IS ac~dico r alkaline due to the effluents present, this plant has a remarkable buffering capacity to bring the habitat pH to optimum, which is near-neutral. The ability of the plant to raise the pH of the habitat from 7 to slightly alkalinity under illumination is lost when cadmium ions are present in water. The buffering action of the plant has been studied in (a) acidic and alkaline conditions (b) natural and distilled water and (c) nutrient solutions under normal and artificial illumination. A typical electrophyiogram of a twig is also included.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Buffering action; Hydrille veriicillata; Removal of Cd++
Subjects: Biocorrosion
Depositing User: ttbdar CECRI
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2012 17:30
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2012 17:30

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