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PREDICTING FIELD PERFORMANCE OF HERBACEOUS SPECIES FOR PHYTOREMEDIATION OF PERCHLORATE

Citation:

Bacchus, S T., S. Susarla, N L. Wolfe, G. Harvey, AND S C. McCutcheon. PREDICTING FIELD PERFORMANCE OF HERBACEOUS SPECIES FOR PHYTOREMEDIATION OF PERCHLORATE. Presented at 218th American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, August 22-26, 1999.

Description:

Results of these short-term experiments coupled with ecological knowledge of the nine herbaceous plant species tested suggest that several species may by successful in on-site remediation of perchlorate. The two wetland species which appear to be most suitable for field experiments for phytoremediation of perchlorate are blue-hyssop and perennial glasswort. Fragrant water-lily appears to be the most promising aquatic species tested for on-site
phytoremediation of perchlorate. These three herbaceous plants have the potential to provide effective, economical alternatives for on-site remediation of perchlorate under a variety of conditions.

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PRESENTATION/ABSTRACT)
Product Published Date: 08/19/1999
Record Last Revised: 06/06/2005
Record ID: 60627

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LABORATORY

ECOSYSTEMS RESEARCH DIVISION

PROCESSES & MODELING BRANCH