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Phytostablization of arsenic: Is it possible by growing Salix spp. in the contaminated sites?
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Land and Water Resources Engineering. (KTH-International Groundwater Arsenic Research Group)
2012 (English)In: Understanding the Geological and Medical Interface of Arsenic, As 2012 - 4th International Congress: Arsenic in the Environment, 2012, 328-329 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Presence of high level of Arsenic (As) in soil and groundwater is considered as one of the major global environmental problems. Using plant-based phytoremediation technology could be an eco-friendly, economic alternative for cleaning up the contaminated areas. The aim of this study was to screen the possibility of local grown Salix spp. for phytostablization of As in a mine area located in Pezinok, Slovakia. A hydroponic experiment with arsenate and arsenite treatment was performed in a controlled climate chamber. After measurement of total As concentration in different parts of Salix spp., it was found that major portion of As bound in its root part and As translocation rate was low. This study suggested it could be possible to use native Salix spp. for phytostabilization of As in the mining areas to decrease the availability of As without creating conflict with other organisms in the local ecosystem.

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2012. 328-329 p.
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Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-101367ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84864885392ISBN: 978-041563763-3OAI: diva2:547426
4th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment, As 2012;Cairns, QLD; 22 July 2012 through 27 July 2012

QC 20120828

Available from: 2012-08-28 Created: 2012-08-27 Last updated: 2012-08-28Bibliographically approved

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