PHYTOREMEDIATION: A GREEN METHOD TO COMBAT ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTIONJournal: International Journal of Engineering Sciences & Research Technology (IJESRT) (Vol.6, No. 8)
Publication Date: 2017-08-30
Authors : Shirin Imam;
Page : 418-421
Keywords : Contaminants; Plants; Green Technology; Remediation; Lead.;
Environmental pollution is one of the greatest problems the world is facing today .Environmental pollution consists of five basic types of pollution, namely, air, water, soil, noise and light. The contamination of the environment by toxic metals and other pollutants poses a threat for Human and Biota, it reduces agricultural yield and is also damaging the whole ecosystem. The fast upsurge in concentration of toxic pollutants not only affects natural resources, but also causes major strains on ecosystems. Scientist and scholars worldwide are working on methods to combat this menace. One of the Green methods involves metal tolerant plants, to clean up the pollution. This method is known as Phytoremediation. It is, an emerging low cost green cleanup technology for contaminated soils, groundwater, and wastewater. In present study Catharanthus roseus plant commonly known as Periwinkle was used for phytoremediation lead, from contaminated soil.
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