Phytoremediation of heavy metal pollution

A case study

Ágnes Vashegyi, Gábor Mezosi, Károly Barta, Andrea Farsang, Gábor Dormány, Bernadett Bartha, Szilvia Pataki, L. Erdei

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Abstract

In the framework of a phytoremediation project for decontamination of heavy metal-polluted environment, two experimental fields were monitored for the existing plant species and soil contaminants. At the site of the slurry deposition from the oxbow lake at Mártély, mainly Zn, Pb and Cr were determined as pollutants. In situ, a number of plant species were found, most importantly Salix species. At the other study site, at Almásfüzito, "red sluge" deposition from aluminum earth factory was monitored. In laboratory investigations, Salix species were found as Zn-accumulator species, therefore their capabilities and diversity were further investigated in 6 clones of Salix alba, as well as in S. caprea and S. viminalis rooted, grown and loaded with heavy metals under controlled conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-79
Number of pages3
JournalActa Biologica Szegediensis
Volume49
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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Salix
Environmental Biodegradation
phytoremediation
Heavy Metals
heavy metals
Pollution
pollution
Salix caprea
Salix alba
oxbow lakes
case studies
Salix viminalis
decontamination
soil pollution
factories
aluminum
Decontamination
pollutants
clones
Lakes

Keywords

  • Heavy metals
  • Phytoextraction
  • Phytoremediation
  • Phytostabilization
  • Salix species and clones
  • Slurry deposition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Cell Biology
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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Vashegyi, Á., Mezosi, G., Barta, K., Farsang, A., Dormány, G., Bartha, B., ... Erdei, L. (2005). Phytoremediation of heavy metal pollution: A case study. Acta Biologica Szegediensis, 49(1-2), 77-79.

Phytoremediation of heavy metal pollution : A case study. / Vashegyi, Ágnes; Mezosi, Gábor; Barta, Károly; Farsang, Andrea; Dormány, Gábor; Bartha, Bernadett; Pataki, Szilvia; Erdei, L.

In: Acta Biologica Szegediensis, Vol. 49, No. 1-2, 2005, p. 77-79.

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Vashegyi, Á, Mezosi, G, Barta, K, Farsang, A, Dormány, G, Bartha, B, Pataki, S & Erdei, L 2005, 'Phytoremediation of heavy metal pollution: A case study', Acta Biologica Szegediensis, vol. 49, no. 1-2, pp. 77-79.
Vashegyi Á, Mezosi G, Barta K, Farsang A, Dormány G, Bartha B et al. Phytoremediation of heavy metal pollution: A case study. Acta Biologica Szegediensis. 2005;49(1-2):77-79.
Vashegyi, Ágnes ; Mezosi, Gábor ; Barta, Károly ; Farsang, Andrea ; Dormány, Gábor ; Bartha, Bernadett ; Pataki, Szilvia ; Erdei, L. / Phytoremediation of heavy metal pollution : A case study. In: Acta Biologica Szegediensis. 2005 ; Vol. 49, No. 1-2. pp. 77-79.
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