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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Pictorial representation of phytoremediation process (Paulo et al, 2014)
Phytoremediation of heavy metal contaminated soil by the use of non-edible plant such as woody plants species offers a cost-saving and/or environment-friendly method of treating the soil.
However, more researches are needed in order to find new native or indigenous tropical species due to the role that the plant species play in the phytoremediation process.
Forage grasses have distinct degrees of tolerance to damages caused by heavy metals, and increased activity of antioxidant enzymes can be considered a desirable evolutionary process for the use of forage grasses in the phytoremediation process (WEIHONG et al.
It has been suggested that rhizosphere microbes may play an important role in phytoremediation.
As a consequence, the phytoremediation approach has gained much attention and numerous plants species have been tested for phytoremediation properties, including vegetable crops, ornamental flowers, trees, weeds and grasses.
Therefore, to estimate the phytoremediation ability of three types of free floating Azolla plants for P- removal from P-eutrophicated solutions with various [P]s, microcosm experiments were conducted under climatically controlled environmental conditions along with control treatments.
The evaluation of phytoremediation properties, such as accumulation and chelation of heavy metals is considered very important and very useful, especially for plants, which are economics [14].
This project focuses on the potential to dispose of FA in an environmentally safe manner through the use of phytoremediation with cover crops that can be used for biofuel.