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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Indian mustard (Brassica juncea) is also tackling the environmental devastation around the pig's ear of the nuclear industry, Chernobyl, confirming the plant's high profile in the phytoextraction armoury.
Rhizofiltration is closer to commercialization than phytoextraction because it does not first require unbinding metals from soil.
Phytostabilization and phytoextraction are two different categories of phytoremediation which involve the application of different functions and characteristics of plants used to remove heavy metals from contaminated soil (Douchiche et al.
Phytoremediation of soils contaminated with gold cyanidation tailings containing heavy metals can focused on metal phytoextraction, or metal phytostabilization.
Keywords: Chemical and biological chelates, EDTA, DTPA, NTA and Phytoextraction.
Phytoextraction This refers to the sorption of the contaminantby the root of the plant, also known as phytoaccumulation, because of its capacity to accumulate different compounds on its reaping parts, and tissues of leaves and stems (Glick, 2003; Carpena & Bernal, 2007), mainly when they are not completely or quickly degraded.
2006), the remediation methods for soil and sewage sludge contaminated with heavy metals include solidification/stabilisation, vitrification, electrokinetic remediation, chemical extraction, phytoextraction, phytostabilisation, and chemical stabilisation.
Significance of treated agrowaste residue and autochthonous inoculates (Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and Bacillus cereus) on bacterial community structure and phytoextraction to remediate soils contaminated with heavy metals.
10:15 COMPARATIVE EVALUATION OF THE GROWTH RESPONSE AND HEAVY METAL PHYTOEXTRACTION OF TWO PLANT SPECIES GROWN IN LEAD- AND CADMIUMCONTAMINATED SOIL
1995), to clean up one acre of soil to a depth of 50 cm, phytoextraction (a type of phytoremediation) costs US $60,000-1,000,000, whereas soil excavation (a type of physical remediation) requires at least US $4,000,000.