Phytoremediation


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phytoremediation

[‚fīd·ō·ri‚mēd·ē′ā·shən]
(agriculture)
The use of green plants to manage or reduce high levels of soil and groundwater contaminants.

Phytoremediation

Low-cost option for site cleanup when the site has low levels of contamination that are widely dispersed. Phytoremediation (a subset of bioremediation) uses plants and trees to break down or take up contaminants.
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Phytoremediation: green technology for the clean up of toxic metals in environment.
Khan, "Role of soil microbes in the rhizospheres of plants growing on trace metal contaminated soils in phytoremediation," Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology, vol.
Phytoremediation technology for heavy metal remediation involved different action mechanisms as shown in Figure 1.
Results on removal of heavy metals (Zn, Pb, Fe, Cu, and Ni) through phytoremediation of landfill leachate by Lemna minor at different time periods of exposure are shown in Figures 1-5.
Among the selected local plants maize and mustard were effective plants for phytoremediation purpose.
Phytoremediation of metals and metalloids from contaminated soils, Current Opinion in Biotechnology 14: 277-282.
Phytoremediation of soils contaminated with gold cyanidation tailings containing heavy metals can focused on metal phytoextraction, or metal phytostabilization.
Metal hyperaccumulator plants: a review of the ecology and physiology of a biological resource for phytoremediation of metal-polluted soils.