Monitoring Soil Phytoremediation by a Portable Chlorophyll Fluorometer

Peter I. Richter, Attila Barocsi, Zsolt Csintalan, Michael J. Kuperberg, Jerzy Szdzuj

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Measurement of chlorophyll fluorescence induction kinetics was carried out during a phytoremediation technology field experiment in order to monitor heavy-metal uptake from contaminated soil. A new portable chlorophyll fluorometer was used to identify the most applicable parameter (RFd = fluorescence decay) to monitor the process. Good correlation was demonstrated between this parameter and accumulated heavy-metal concentration. Application of the monitoring technique for remedial technology optimization is proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-249
Number of pages9
JournalField Analytical Chemistry and Technology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1998


  • Chlorophyll fluorescence
  • Field monitoring
  • Phyoremediation
  • Soil contamination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Instrumentation
  • Environmental Science(all)

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