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Assisted phytoextraction; helping plants to help us

Filip M. G. Tack and Erik Meers
Assisted phytoextraction; helping plants to help us
Elements (December 2010) 6 (6): 383-388


Phytoextraction is a process in which plants are used to remove trace metal contaminants from soils. This approach for cleaning soils appears very attractive, but essentially it is still at the development stage. Assisted phytoextraction, also called enhanced phytoextraction, seeks to improve metal extraction rates by manipulating the growing conditions of the plants. However, major technical challenges remain to be resolved.

ISSN: 1811-5209
Serial Title: Elements
Serial Volume: 6
Serial Issue: 6
Title: Assisted phytoextraction; helping plants to help us
Affiliation: Ghent University, Department of Applied Analytical and Physical Chemistry, Gent, Belgium
Pages: 383-388
Published: 201012
Text Language: English
Publisher: Mineralogical Society of America and Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland and Mineralogical Association of Canada and Geochemical Society and Clay Minerals Society, International
References: 30
Accession Number: 2011-009228
Categories: Environmental geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
Country of Publication: International
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, copyright, Mineralogical Society of America. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 201106
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