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Effects of treated wastewater of Islamic Azad University, Roudehen Branch irrigation on Ligustrum vulgare

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Maryam Farahani, Ali Reza Rahi

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J. Bio. Env. Sci.6( 1), 530-537, January 2015


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Reusing treated Wastewater for irrigation, depending on its characteristics can be either beneficial or harmful. Therefore, the present study carried out to evaluate the suitability of using the effluent wastewater of the Islamic Azad University of Roudehen for irrigation of the green fields of this area and tis effect on quality of (Ligustrum vulgare). Four different treatments of Irrigation water including (1/3 water + 2/3 wastewater, 2 /3 water + 1/3 wastewater, pure water and pure wastewater effluent) used for irrigation during 6 months. Greenhouse experiments have done completely randomized design with three replications on plants separately. Plant samples were collected at the end of each month and chemical properties of irrigation water as well as morphological and physiological of plants were determined. Then the results analyzed by SPSS software. The results showed that, the quality of effluent wastewater is considered suitable for irrigation of green fields expect for MPN and TSS. The amount of nutrients, Na+ and EC of the wastewater effluent were higher than the water, while DO and Ca2+ were less. The maximum Number of branches and plant pigments of Ligustrum vulgare observed in irrigation treatment of (2/3 water + 1/3 wastewater). So, mixing of wastewater and well water of field study (2/3 water + 1/3 wastewater) compared with pure water has positive affected on plants growth as well as decrease the costs of irrigation.


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Effects of treated wastewater of Islamic Azad University, Roudehen Branch irrigation on Ligustrum vulgare

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