In this study, the pseudo wastewater containing Zn, Fe, Cu ions was clean-up by a combination of physical adsorption onto activated carbon medium and phytoaccumulation using Acrostichum aureum Linn. plants. The adsorption capability of the activated carbon for the Fe, Cu, and Zn ions was 3.05, 3.72, and 2.85 mg center dot g - 1, respectively, at the saturation. The phytoaccumulation performance was proved by analyzing the individual residual ash collected after pyrolysis up to 1000 degrees C of the leaf, stem, and root of the plants. Thermal analyses of thermogravimetry data showed that the weight of the residual ash of the phytoremediated leaf, stem, and root of the plants was 37.0, 19.0, and 65.7 wt.%, respectively. Energy-dispersive X - ray spectroscopy determined the amount of Fe element in the residual ash of phytoremediated root is 7.05 wt.%, while that of the initial root is 1.18 wt.%. Conclusively, it can be proved that combining physical and biological processes is feasible to treat wastewater containing metal ions.