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BioMed Research International
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 890803, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/890803
Research Article

Arsenic, Zinc, and Aluminium Removal from Gold Mine Wastewater Effluents and Accumulation by Submerged Aquatic Plants (Cabomba piauhyensis, Egeria densa, and Hydrilla verticillata)

1Geology Department, Faculty of Science, University Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2Civil Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, University Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Received 1 July 2013; Accepted 9 August 2013

Academic Editor: Qaisar Mahmood

Copyright © 2013 Ahmad Farid Abu Bakar et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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