Phytoremediational approaches to combat Heavy Metal Pollution: A Brief Overview

G-Journal of Environmental Science and Technology

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Title Phytoremediational approaches to combat Heavy Metal Pollution: A Brief Overview
 
Creator Marwa, Naina
Saxena, Gauri
Singh, Nandita
 
Subject Phytoremediation
phytoextraction
heavy metal
arsenic
 
Description The heavy metal pollution has caused detrimental effects on human health. Arsenic (As) being ubiquitously present as As (V) and As (III) in soil, enters the food chain through inefficient agricultural practices. Phytoremediation; an eco-friendly, solar energy driven technique has been proposed to remediate the heavy metal contaminated sites. It involves the optimum utilization of certain plants that potentially channelize the heavy metal through them, converting them into lesser toxic forms. Due to certain limitations like; slow accumulation within plants, lesser plant root biomass, etc., phytoremediation is now coupled chemically or with microbes for enhanced remediational results. However, nowadays research is emphasised on developing metal tolerant transgenic plants, which could survive under extreme conditions and yield better plant productivity.
 
Publisher Grace and Peace welfare Society
 
Date 2019-06-30
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Review article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://gjestenv.com/index.php/gjest/article/view/105
 
Source G-Journal of Environmental Science and Technology; Vol. 6 No. 6 (2019): June; 36-40
2322-0228
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://gjestenv.com/index.php/gjest/article/view/105/94
 
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