Arundo donax
Arundo donax

Impact ID6575
Impact TypeWater Quality
Study TypeExperimental
Study LocationLaboratory
Impact DescriptionArundo donax can be used for nutrient removal from wastewater. A. donax was the most efficient at removing nitrogen and phosphorous because of its rapid growth rate. Rhizomes re-sprout quickly after removing top growth through cutting. Harvesting shoots is a good choice for nutrient removal from polluted waters.
Great Lakes RegionNo

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [2/22/2024].

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