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Phytoremediation of Heavy Metal Polluted Soils Using Local Plants in the Msimbazi River Catchment, Tanzania.: A Minor Field Study.
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Land and Water Resources Engineering, Environmental Geochemistry and Ecotechnology.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Fytoremediering av tungmetall förorenade jordar genom användning av lokala växter i Msimbazi flodens avrinningsområde, Tanzania. (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

This master thesis is a study of the feasibility of in situ soil remediation techniques in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. It first looks at the existing on site remediation techniques and assesses how feasible they appear in the conditions of Dar es Salaam. Two methods were interpreted as more feasible than others, namely reactive zone remediation and phytoremediation.

The feasibility of phytoremediation was assessed by sampling locally occurring plants and comparing their content of Cu, Pb and Zn with the respective content of the soil they grew in. If the content in the plants were elevated as compared to the soil content, the plant was deemed interesting from a phytoremediation point of view.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 26 p.
, TRITA-LWR Degree Project, ISSN 1651-064X ; LWR-EX-11-34
Keyword [en]
Heavy metal pollution, Remediation, Phytoremediation, Dar es Salaam, Alternanthera sissilis
National Category
Civil Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-96101OAI: diva2:529554
Subject / course
Ground Water Chemistry
Educational program
Master of Science in Engineering - Urban Management
Available from: 2012-05-30 Created: 2012-05-30 Last updated: 2012-05-30Bibliographically approved

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