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Table 6 Pollution reduction potential of A. calamus (after 96 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 7.2 7.1 7.1
2 BOD 499 367 196 176
3 COD 897 661 353 316
4 EC 3179 2564 2543 2536
5 Hardness 10,000 6219 5788 3985
6 Alkalinity 1378 430 204 184
7 Cl 213 157 141 126
8 TDS 2130 1740 1704 1680
9 TSS 8929 5812 3970 3160
10 TS 11,059 7530 5673 4859
11 Na 4439 3789 2370 1762
12 Mg 2430 1511 1407 968
13 Ca 4000 2488 2315 1594
  1. aAll values are in milligrammes per litre, except pH and EC (in μS/cm)