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Main Title Higher plant accumulation of organic pollutants from soils /
Author Bell, Robert M.
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Author Title of a Work
Sferra, P. R.
CORP Author Liverpool Univ. (England).;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/R-92/138; EPA-R-812845; PB92209378
Stock Number PB92-209378
OCLC Number 29559747
Subjects Soil pollution ; Organic compounds--Environmental aspects ; Plant-soil relationships ; Plants as sanitary agents
Additional Subjects Bioaccumulation ; Land pollution control ; Plants(Botany) ; Organic compounds ; Remedial action ; Plant morphology ; Field tests ; Soil contamination ; Soil mechanics ; Reviews ; Waste disposal ; Toxicity ; Farm crops ; Root distribution ; Root systems ; In-situ processing ; pesticides ; Experimental design ; Environmental effects ; Environmental transport ; Cleanup operations
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ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-R-92-138 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
EMBD  EPA/600/R-92/138 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 02/17/1995
NTIS  PB92-209378 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xiii, 127 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The purpose of the work was to determine the effect of higher plants on sites polluted by organic chemicals and to discuss the potential of using plants as an in situ cleanup treatment. The work is based primarily on literature review but also includes greenhouse experiments and field testwork. It is concerned with the behavior of organic pollutants in the plant-soil environment, plant uptake and accumulation of organic pollutants, and variation in uptake by different plant species in different conditions. The literature review involved keyword searches into suitable databases and review of over 750 scientific publications for information. Within the report greater emphasis was placed on the few reports where sufficient details concerning experimental methods to make comparisons is provided. The greenhouse experiments were undertaken to investigate the actual extent of plant uptake of pollutants from soils under known environmental conditions. The field testwork was undertaken to quantify natural effects. The report is not concerned with foodchain effects and is not concerned with effects of the pollutant on the plant itself.
Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory. Final. "June 1992." Includes bibliographical references. "EPA/600/R-92/138." Photocopy.