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Title: Phytoextraction technologies for mercury- and chromium-contaminated soil: a review
Authors: Ranieri, Ezio
Moustakas, Konstantinos
Barbafieri, Meri
Ranieri, Ada C.
Herrera-Melián, José A. 
Petrella, Andrea
Tommasi, Franca
UNESCO Clasification: 3308 Ingeniería y tecnología del medio ambiente
Keywords: Leaves
Phytoextraction
Phytotoxicity
Rhizomes
Roots, et al
Issue Date: 2020
Journal: Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology 
Conference: 6th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management (NAXOS) 
Abstract: Mercury and chromium represent two important elements of environmental concern and with a strong impact on human health. Several technologies are available to clean up the environment from these kinds of contaminants, but most of them are costly and difficult to use to get optimum results. Currently, phytoextraction is an effective and affordable technological solution used to extract or remove metals from contaminated soil and water by the use of plants as tools. This technology is environment-friendly and potentially cost-effective. This paper aims to compile some information about the two metals mercury and chromium, their effects and their possible treatment by phytoextraction, a branch of phytoremediation technologies aimed to confront metal/metalloid pollution. © 2019 Society of Chemical Industry.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/69886
ISSN: 0268-2575
DOI: 10.1002/jctb.6008
Source: Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology [ISSN 0268-2575], v. 95 (2), p. 317-327
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