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Main Title Application of Phytotechnologies for Cleanup of Industrial, Agricultural, and Wastewater Contamination [electronic resource] /
Author Kulakow, Peter A.
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Pidlisnyuk, Valentina V.
Publisher Springer Netherlands,
Year Published 2010
Call Number GE300-350
ISBN 9789048135929
Subjects Environmental sciences ; Environmental management ; Environmental toxicology ; Waste disposal ; Biotechnology ; Environmental pollution
Internet Access
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Collation XIII, 198 p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
General Factors Influencing Application of Phytotechnology Techniques -- Capacity Building In Phytotechnologies -- Perspectives on Sustainable Agriculture in Ukraine: the Public View -- A Review of Recent Research Developments Into the Potential for Phytoextraction of Persistent Organic Pollutants (Pops) from Weathered, Contaminated Soil -- Elimination of Acute Risks from Obsolete Pesticides in Moldova: Phytoremediation Experiment at a Former Pesticide Storehouse -- Obsolete Pesticides Pollution and Phytoremediation of Contaminated Soil in Kazakhstan -- Phytoremediation of Soil Polluted with Obsolete Pesticides in Ukraine -- Belarus Experience in Reduction of Radionuclides and Heavy Metals Content in Plants Following the Chernobyl Disaster -- Arsenic Content in and Uptake by Plants from Arsenic-Contaminated Soil -- Long-Term Effect of Coal Fly Ash Application on Soil Total Nitrogen and Organic Carbon Concentrations -- Phytoremediation of Loess Soil Contaminated by Organic Compounds -- Phytoremediation of Contaminated Groundwater -- Evapotranspiration Covers for Landfills. As government and community leaders, private companies, citizens, and applied scientists search for low-cost methods to cleanup environmental pollution, phytotechnologies can contribute to the solution by utilizing natural processes to reduce environmental risk. Phytotechnologies use vegetation to manage environmental contaminants in soil, surface water, and groundwater based on site-specific design considerations that can save 50 to 75 percent of the capital and operating costs compared to conventional remediation and containment technologies. Successful phytotechnology applications are based on scientific knowledge of plant physiology, chemical contaminants, climate, and soil conditions. This book presents current research findings that address soil and water contamination with obsolete pesticides, radionuclides and other inorganic and organic contaminants. This book documents international sharing of information by scientists and stakeholders seeking to use the best available information: to disseminate existing knowledge on phytotechnologies and exchange experience of field-scale applications for cleanup of industrial, agricultural, and wastewater contamination, to assess existing knowledge and identify research needs and directions for future work especially in regard to environmental management in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and to promote collaboration between different countries in preparing applications for environmental remediation and restoration.