phytoremediation


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phytoremediation

(fī″tō-rĕ-mēd′ē-ā′shŭn)
The use of trees and plants to remove pollutants from the environment.
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The total concentrations of element and the rate of the element transfer from solid to liquid phases and then to the plant roots have an important role in determining the potential of refining the elements, therefore, this parameter is not sufficient for the ultimate assessment of plants phytoremediation power [8].
For phytoremediation two different plants, rye (Secale cereale) and nitrogen fixing blue fenugreek (Trigonella caerulea) were chosen and cultivated using 10 seeds in each pot.
On the other hand phytoremediation for removal of xenobiotics can be an alternate/supplementary method, since plants are robust in growth and are renewable resource, which can be used for in situ remediation (Salt et al.
Phytoremediation is the use of plants to extract contaminants from soils into their above-ground parts, which are then harvested and removed from the site.
Phytoremediation, the use of green plants to remove pollutants from the environment or render them harmless (Raskin et al.
A comparison of phytoremediation capability of selected plant species for given trace elements, Environmental Pollution 144: 93-100.
Phytoremediation becomes a great potential tool for environmental decontamination.
This is a three-year study on the use of duckweed, azolla, and water lettuce for phytoremediation of wastewater, particularly for control of heavy metals in coal ash ponds.
They had learned about phytoremediation, or the use of plants to remove toxins from the environment, from Schwab, who studies agronomy (branch of agriculture dealing with soil and crops).
However, The unique characteristics of salvinia, which include rapid growth, the high acclimation capacity of the plant to wide range of temperatures, and relative tolerance to a wide range of contaminants make it a prime candidate for phytoremediation (Olguin et al.
The LBG process utilizes phytoremediation, a green technology that harnesses plants to treat contaminated waste water.