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Table 4 Pollution reduction potential of A. calamus (after 48 h of HRT)

From: Remediation capabilities of pilot-scale wetlands planted with Typha aungstifolia and Acorus calamus to treat landfill leachate

Sr. no Sample constituent Mean valuea
Raw leachate (pre-treatment) Treated control 1:1 dilution 1:2 dilution
1 pH 8.9 7.3 7.1 7.1
2 BOD 499 409 360 304
3 COD 897 736 647 548
4 EC 3179 2614 2557 2550
5 Hardness 10,000 7246 6323 5365
6 Alkalinity 1378 584 394 356
7 Cl 213 158 140 128
8 TDS 2130 1911 1846 1765
9 TSS 8929 7218 4020 2390
10 TS 11,059 8970 5733 4098
11 Na 4439 4224 4014 3890
12 Mg 2430 1761 1536 1304
13 Ca 4000 2898 2529 2146
  1. aAll values are in milligrammes per litre, except pH and EC (in μS/cm)