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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Soil-to-plant transfer ratio (coefficient) is one of the key components of phytoextraction.
Improving metal hyperaccumulators wild plants to develop commercial phytoextraction systems: Approaches and progress.
Phytoextraction of Zn and Cd from Soils Using Hyper-Accumulator Plants.
Most highly contaminated soils can be deemed safe after 3 to 10 years of plant-based phytoextraction.
The goal of the experiment was to optimize this process, specifically phytoextraction with Vetiver grass (Vetiveria zizanioides) in lead contaminated soil.
The results show that (i) Brassicajuncea is a better phytoremediation plant that Brassica rapa in all cases, (ii) Brassica rapa andjuncea are viable phytoremediation plants in both phytoextraction and rhizofiltration, (iii) in a multi-component system metal accumulation is enhanced, and (iv) metal accumulation increases over time.
Induced phytoextraction of mercury and gold from cyanidation tailings of small-scale gold mining area of west Lombok, Indonesia.
van der Salm C, Chardon WJ, Koopmans GF, van Middlekoop JC, Ehlert PAI (2009) Phytoextraction of phosphorus-enriched grassland soils.
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.
Cognizant of threats that heavy metals pose to the environment, as well as to human and animal health, there has been an increasing interest in phytoextraction as a plant-based alternative for cost-effective and environmentally sound method for the clean up of heavy metal-contaminated soils (Baker and Brooks, 1989; Blaylock et al.