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Phytoremediation of contaminated soils and groundwater: lessons from the field

Jaco Vangronsveld, Rolf Herzig, Nele Weyens, Jana Boulet, Kristin Adriaensen, Ann Ruttens, Theo Thewys, Anton Vassilev, Erik Meers UGent and Erika Nehnevajova, et al. (2009) ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLLUTION RESEARCH. 16(7). p.765-794
abstract
The use of plants and associated microorganisms to remove, contain, inactivate, or degrade harmful environmental contaminants (generally termed phytoremediation) and to revitalize contaminated sites is gaining more and more attention. In this review, prerequisites for a successful remediation will be discussed. The performance of phytoremediation as an environmental remediation technology indeed depends on several factors including the extent of soil contamination, the availability and accessibility of contaminants for rhizosphere microorganisms and uptake into roots (bioavailability), and the ability of the plant and its associated microorganisms to intercept, absorb, accumulate, and/or degrade the contaminants. The main aim is to provide an overview of existing field experience in Europe concerning the use of plants and their associated microorganisms whether or not combined with amendments for the revitalization or remediation of contaminated soils and undeep groundwater. Contaminations with trace elements (except radionuclides) and organics will be considered. Because remediation with transgenic organisms is largely untested in the field, this topic is not covered in this review. Brief attention will be paid to the economical aspects, use, and processing of the biomass. It is clear that in spite of a growing public and commercial interest and the success of several pilot studies and field scale applications more fundamental research still is needed to better exploit the metabolic diversity of the plants themselves, but also to better understand the complex interactions between contaminants, soil, plant roots, and microorganisms (bacteria and mycorrhiza) in the rhizosphere. Further, more data are still needed to quantify the underlying economics, as a support for public acceptance and last but not least to convince policy makers and stakeholders (who are not very familiar with such techniques).
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Phytostabilization, Trace elements, Rhizodegradation, Phytoremediation, Phytoextraction, Phytodegradation, Organic contaminants, Metals, Field experiments, ENDOPHYTIC BACTERIA, TRACE-ELEMENT, CADMIUM-ACCUMULATION, HEAVY-METALS, THLASPI-CAERULESCENS, ASSISTED NATURAL REMEDIATION, IN-SITU PHYTOREMEDIATION, BRASSICA-NAPUS, POLLUTED SOILS, SEWAGE-SLUDGE
journal title
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLLUTION RESEARCH
Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res.
volume
16
issue
7
pages
30 pages
Web of Science type
Review
Web of Science id
000271398300003
JCR category
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
JCR impact factor
2.411 (2009)
JCR rank
50/178 (2009)
JCR quartile
2 (2009)
ISSN
0944-1344
DOI
10.1007/s11356-009-0213-6
language
English
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yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
855802
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-855802
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2010-02-08 14:31:12
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2010-02-19 11:11:41
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  abstract     = {The use of plants and associated microorganisms to remove, contain, inactivate, or degrade harmful environmental contaminants (generally termed phytoremediation) and to revitalize contaminated sites is gaining more and more attention. In this review, prerequisites for a successful remediation will be discussed. The performance of phytoremediation as an environmental remediation technology indeed depends on several factors including the extent of soil contamination, the availability and accessibility of contaminants for rhizosphere microorganisms and uptake into roots (bioavailability), and the ability of the plant and its associated microorganisms to intercept, absorb, accumulate, and/or degrade the contaminants. The main aim is to provide an overview of existing field experience in Europe concerning the use of plants and their associated microorganisms whether or not combined with amendments for the revitalization or remediation of contaminated soils and undeep groundwater. Contaminations with trace elements (except radionuclides) and organics will be considered. Because remediation with transgenic organisms is largely untested in the field, this topic is not covered in this review. Brief attention will be paid to the economical aspects, use, and processing of the biomass.
It is clear that in spite of a growing public and commercial interest and the success of several pilot studies and field scale applications more fundamental research still is needed to better exploit the metabolic diversity of the plants themselves, but also to better understand the complex interactions between contaminants, soil, plant roots, and microorganisms (bacteria and mycorrhiza) in the rhizosphere. Further, more data are still needed to quantify the underlying economics, as a support for public acceptance and last but not least to convince policy makers and stakeholders (who are not very familiar with such techniques).},
  author       = {Vangronsveld, Jaco and Herzig, Rolf and Weyens, Nele and Boulet, Jana and Adriaensen, Kristin and Ruttens, Ann and Thewys, Theo and Vassilev, Anton and Meers, Erik and Nehnevajova, Erika and van der Lelie, Daniel and Mench, Michel},
  issn         = {0944-1344},
  journal      = {ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLLUTION RESEARCH},
  keyword      = {Phytostabilization,Trace elements,Rhizodegradation,Phytoremediation,Phytoextraction,Phytodegradation,Organic contaminants,Metals,Field experiments,ENDOPHYTIC BACTERIA,TRACE-ELEMENT,CADMIUM-ACCUMULATION,HEAVY-METALS,THLASPI-CAERULESCENS,ASSISTED NATURAL REMEDIATION,IN-SITU PHYTOREMEDIATION,BRASSICA-NAPUS,POLLUTED SOILS,SEWAGE-SLUDGE},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {7},
  pages        = {765--794},
  title        = {Phytoremediation of contaminated soils and groundwater: lessons from the field},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11356-009-0213-6},
  volume       = {16},
  year         = {2009},
}

Chicago
Vangronsveld, Jaco, Rolf Herzig, Nele Weyens, Jana Boulet, Kristin Adriaensen, Ann Ruttens, Theo Thewys, et al. 2009. “Phytoremediation of Contaminated Soils and Groundwater: Lessons from the Field.” Environmental Science and Pollution Research 16 (7): 765–794.
APA
Vangronsveld, J., Herzig, R., Weyens, N., Boulet, J., Adriaensen, K., Ruttens, A., Thewys, T., et al. (2009). Phytoremediation of contaminated soils and groundwater: lessons from the field. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLLUTION RESEARCH, 16(7), 765–794.
Vancouver
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Vangronsveld J, Herzig R, Weyens N, Boulet J, Adriaensen K, Ruttens A, et al. Phytoremediation of contaminated soils and groundwater: lessons from the field. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLLUTION RESEARCH. 2009;16(7):765–94.
MLA
Vangronsveld, Jaco, Rolf Herzig, Nele Weyens, et al. “Phytoremediation of Contaminated Soils and Groundwater: Lessons from the Field.” ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLLUTION RESEARCH 16.7 (2009): 765–794. Print.