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http://www.landezine.com/ Haute Deule River Banks—New Sustainable District by Bruel-Delmar (France) Photos of phytoremediation landscape architecture Landscape architect: Atelier des paysages Bruel-Delmar Commissioned by: SORELI for the cities of Lille and Lomme and the urban community LMCU
http://evergreenvalley.ca/ Contractors environmental projects include tree planting in polluted ground and shoreline stabilization with native willows; developing an inventory of numerous willow stock plants, both native and non-native, for environmental projects.
http://www.provectusenvironmental.com Provectus Environmental is a soil and groundwater remediation firm especially for the environmental consulting (or remediation) industry who are searching for better solutions for environmental challenges and who may have limited resources for contaminated site clean-up. Unlike the bigger, more entrenched players with one-size-fits-all solutions and little regard for customer needs and service, Provectus is the only remedial resource that acts as a technology clearinghouse, so that engineers, contractors, and landowners can rest assured knowing their remediation challenges have been met with safe, effective, and cost-efficient solutions. Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania
http://www.greenstreetgreenwalls.com/phytoremediation/ Contractors who build interior and exterior green phytoremediation walls for air purification.
http://download.springer.com/ In situ phytoremediation of PAH-contaminated soil by intercropping alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) with tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea Schreb.) and associated soil microbial activity
http://seminarprojects.org/ Definition and summary of phytoremediation; Seminar Topics and Project Ideas http://seminarprojects.org : search this site for more articles on phytoremediation.
http://www.eepsea.org/ An Economic Analysis of the Use of Water Hyacinth for Phytoremediation and Biogas Production in Dianchi Lake, China, by Zanxin Wang, Jin Wan
http://5bio5.blogspot.com/ The first paper to report new phytotoxic effects of a liquid detergent. Before this paper, no phytotoxic effects of liquid detergents were known. New phytotoxic effects of the liquid detergent "Vilva" on the seedlings of the higher plants, buckweat Fagopyrum esculentum and rice Oryza sativa, were discovered. Abstract free
http://cvisc.pshs.edu.ph/ Cosmos sulphureus (COSMOS) FOR PHYTOREMEDIATION OF LEAD (II) IN AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS A Research Paper Presented to the Curriculum and Instruction Services Division Philippine Science High School—Central Visayas Campus Talaytay, Argao, Cebu Entire paper
https://www.google.com/ Genotypic variation in Brassica juncea (L.) Czern. cultivars in growth, nitrate assimilation, antioxidant responses and phytoremediation potential during cadmium stress online copy only
http://www.scribd.com/ The Ground-Water Remediation Technologies Analysis Center (GWRTAC) is a nationalenvironmental technology transfer center that provides information on the use of innovativetechnologies to clean-up contaminated groundwater full report
http://scienceindex.com/ Search their vast archive for phytoremediation, bioremediation, mycoremediation, phytotechnology, and other keywords. Find leads to articles, like: Bioremediation, phytotechnology and artificial groundwater recharge: potential applications and technology transfer issues Weed life history model and phytotechnology Influence of phytotechnology on growth, production and leaf area index of black walnut Juglans nigra L. monocultures in Slovakia. Phytotechnology integrity in environmental sanitation for sustainable development. Bioremediation of Distillery Sludge into Soil-Enriching Material Through Vermicomposting with the Help of Eisenia fetida Different behaviours in phytoremediation capacity of two heavy metal tolerant poplar clones in relation to iron and other trace elements
http://eurekamag.com/ Search this site for keywords phytoremediation, bioremediation, mycoremediation, and phytotechnology. Abstracts available free. Phytoremediation of MTBE at a California naval site Phytoremediation: Using plants as biopumps to improve degraded environments The mechanism of phytoremediation and its application prospect The development of a phytoremediation technique for the detoxification of soils contaminated with phenolic compounds using horseradish peroxidase Armoracia rusticana: preliminary results Evaluation of the Macroalga, Muskgrass, for the Phytoremediation of Selenium-Contaminated Agricultural Drainage Water by Microcosms Rhizosphere microflora of plants used for the phytoremediation of bitumen-contaminated soil Phytoremediation: current views on a emerging green technology Anonymous, 2013: Effects of Phytoremediation on Soil Total Hydrocarbon Content Uptake of weathered DDT in vascular plants: Potential for phytoremediation Phytoremediation using bryophytes, 2 - Bryo-filtration of copper in water using two species of Scopelophila
https://docs.google.com Search Google Docs for downloadable articles and books on phytoremediation, and phytotechnolgy
Phytotechnologies Remediation of Environmental Contaminants
Phytotechnologies for Cleanup of Industrial, Agricultural and Wastewater Contamination by Peter A. Kulakow and Valentina V.
Phytoremediation by Kumar Prasann
Phytoremediation with selected plants in heavy metals polluted soils
Phytoremediation Using Constructed Mangrove Wetlands
Phytoremediation Advances in Biochemical Engineering Biotechnology
Phytoremediation of Hydrocarbon Contaminated Soils
Phytoremediation and Rhizoremediation
Phytoremediation of Soil and Water Contaminants
PHYTOREMEDIATION OF LEAD (II). IN AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS
Bioremediation and Phytoremediation by Ajay Singh and Owen P. Ward
Applied Bioremediation and Phytoremediation Soil Biology
http://www.pollutionengineering.com Search this site for news on keywords phytoremediation, bioremediation.
http://www.scribd.com Search for articles and books with keywords phytoremediation, bioremediation, mycoremediation, and phytotechnology. Advances in Application of Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria in Phytoremediation of Heavy Metals
http://warezlover.in/ BOOK: The Plant Family Brassicaceae: Contribution Towards Phytoremediation
http://www.upcindex.com/ BOOK: Bioremediation and Phytoremediation of Pesticide Contaminated Sites
http://www.slugbooks.com/ Book:Phytoremediation: Transformation and Control of Contaminants, by Steven C. McCutcheon
http://5bio5.blogspot.com/ Search archives for keywords phytoremediation, bioremediation, mycoremediation, and phytotechnology.
http://istina.msu.ru/ Problems and Prospects Concerning the Phytoremediation of Heavy Metal Polluted Soils: A Review abstract only
http://infoscience.epfl.ch/ Plant detoxification capacity of xenobiotic compounds as limiting factor for phytoremediation abstract only
http://www.trjfas.org/ Macrophytes in Phytoremediation of Heavy Metal Contaminated Water and Sediments in Pariyej Community Reserve, Gujarat, India Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 8: 193-200 (2008) entire article
hemp phytoremediation in the aftermath of wild land fires in Colorado, researchers ask if hemp could be used to stabilize soil in burned out areas to reduce erosion
What is the fate of plants used in phytoremediation? (answer is to use them for fuel for burning)
heavy metal clean-up "Onion and garlic waste from the food industry could be used to mop up hazardous heavy metals, including arsenic, cadmium, iron, lead, mercury and tin in contaminated materials, according to a research paper published in the International Journal of Environment and Pollution." See also: http://cleantechnica.com
trees treat sewage in Iowa "The day could come when small Iowa towns have their waste water treated in dense groves of poplar trees planted at the base of wind turbines. That's the vision of Louis Licht, the president and founder of North Liberty-based Ecolotree."
phytoremediation of antibiotics left in soil another new area of research using phytoremediation
Hemp for bioremediation of soil. Hemp cleared its first hurdle Feb. 13, 2012, see Denver Post.
hemp for phytoremediation a bulletin board discussion discussion about using hemp to help the soil.
phytoremediation Firm pilots new tech solution to clean lake. A pilot project by Enzen at JP Nagar's Puttenahalli Lake shows phytoremediation process can improves water quality. Enzen plans to scale up to rejuvenate other lakes too.
phytoremediation project outside the small town of Crozet Virginia, EPA uses phytoremediation to remove arsenic contamination from residential property. Phytoremediation uses.
active buffer zones Afforestation and phytoremediation through green buffer zones
Portland, Oregon GreenWorks Associate Jeff Boggess shows constructed wetlands and other remediated wilderness sites in the Willamette Valley Region to the Constructed Wetlands and Poplar Remediation Technical Tour, put on by the International Phytotechnology Society Eighth Annual Conference in Portland, September 2011. Click here for an article by Jeff Boggess. Israel has more trees now than a century ago, due to planning
Afforestation in India - ten year plan (more info.)
China claims afforestation helping with sustainable environment
Australia Research paper on water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms.) to remove Cu, Ni and Zn in aquatic environments.
thehindu.com A new railway would eliminate nearly 500 trees of 30 species; a proposed plan would add a green ribbon of trees along the metro rail track, ten times the number of trees, to compensate.
natureaire.com Active Living Wall Biofilters remove Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).
Phytomremediation wall system the Center for Architecture Science and Ecology—a collaboration between Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill—has created a new prototype that would work with a building's existing HVAC system to reduce energy loads and improve indoor air quality. The Active Phytoremediation Wall System is a modular wall system of pods housing hydroponic plants. Because the plants' roots are exposed, instead of being buried in soil, the plants' air-cleaning capacity increases by 200 to 300 percent. Air moves through a perforated air intake duct—a series of mini-jets are being developed to encourage airflow—and directly over the root system. This allows the rhizomes on the roots to essentially digest airborne toxins—VOCs, particulate matter, and other biological and chemical pollutants—without the plant itself becoming toxic (which is what happens when the toxins are taken in solely through the leaves). The cleaned air then flows out of each pod through a series of clean air ducts and is reintroduced to the environment.
Hemp planted to remediate Chernobyl This article explains that the term "phytoremediation" was coined by Dr. Ilya Raskin of Rutgers University's Biotechnology Center for Agriculture and the Environment, who was a member of the original task force sent by the IAEA to examine food safety at the Chernobyl site, where they planted hemp to remove radiation from the environment. Phytoremediation is a process that takes advantage of the fact that green plants can extract and concentrate certain elements within their ecosystem. For example, some plants can grow in metal-laden soils, extract certain metals through their root systems, and accumulate them in their tissues without being damaged. In this way, pollutants are either removed from the soil and groundwater or rendered harmless.
Science Daily A Lithuanian company, Biocentras, together with academic partners from Latvia and Lithuania developed a technique that has so far cleaned over 22,000 tons of soil without the need for potentially harmful chemicals or genetically modified technologies. This natural process transforms contaminated soil so that it can be used again for growing all kinds of plants.
First the good news, seed banks around the world have preserved seeds of species we have already extinguished through our ignorance. There is a plant to remediate every chemical. Some plants may serve multiple purposes. Note that organic cures advocates planting and growing plants where you need to remediate. More land should be returned to nature, including wetlands. The more natural the environment, the fewer toxins can remain. In the future, more links on photoremediation will be added to this category as they come in from Google Alerts.
Conference on the benefits of floating macrophytes held in Pakistan Floating macrophytes are shown to remediate toxic chemicals from waterways. Solution: research and grow floating macrophytes, introduce them into the environment where they will benefit affected wetlands, and watch the bioremediation begin.
University of Iowa Environmental Science Professor William Crumpton says his research focuses on "wetland processes and functions in agricultural landscapes, including the dynamics of energy flow and nutrient transformation in wetlands."
Wageningen University Healing Urban Landscapes. Phytoremediation in post-industrial urban design.
Phytoremediation Benefits of 86 Indoor Plants Published Scientists tested 86 species of plants at removing formaldehyde, exposing the plants to gaseous formaldehyde in airtight chambers constructed of inert materials and measuring the rate of removal. Osmunda japonica (Japanese royal fern), Selaginella tamariscina (Spikemoss), Davallia mariesii (Hare's-foot fern), Polypodium formosanum, Psidium guajava (Guava), Lavandula (Sweet Lavender), Pteris dispar, Pteris multifida (Spider fern), and Pelargonium (Geranium) were the most effective species tested. Ferns had the highest formaldehyde removal efficiency of the five classes of plants tested, with Osmunda japonica determined to be most effective of all 86 species. The complete study and abstract are available on the ASHS HortScience electronic journal web site - click here.
Wordpress Blog on phytoremediation: Radicle beets
Phytoremediation Design For Organics From Groundwater Plume (abstract)
environmental WordPress blog: Lew Bornmann
wiki.answers wiki.answers: phytoremediation of heavy metals in soil
answers.yahoo yahoo answers: question about how to do phytoremediation for science far; no answers yet
Google Book review: Plants that Hyperaccumulate Heavy Metals: Their Role in Phytoremediation, Microbiology, Archaeology, Mineral Exploration and Phytomining, Edited by R.R. Brooks, CAB International, 198 MadisonAve- nue, NewYork, NY10016-4314.1998. 380 p. ISBN0-85199- 236-6
India Times article: Metal munching plant discovered in the Philippines, by Subodh Varma, TNN. Scientists from the University of the Philippines, Los Banos found that the Rinorea niccolifera plant could accumulate up to 18,000ppm (parts per million) of the metal in its leaves, says Professor Edwino Fernando, lead author of the report published in the open access journal PhytoKeys. Further articles on this discovery: forextv.com * frogheart.ca * inquisitir.com * manilastandardtoday.com * thedailydigest.org * theconspiracyindex.com * scidev.net * sgtreport.com * Newly discovered plant might allow us to recover from devastating post-apocalyptic worlds * beforeitsnews.com * minds.com
CBC News, Calgary, Canada video: phytoremediation explained
From Brownfields to Greenfields: A Field Guide to Phytoremediation, the Architectural League's Urban Omnibus; The Culture of Citymaking
Citizens' Guide to Phytoremediation educational materials
Bioremediation: Strategies of Pollution Mitigation, slide show, educational materials on bioremediation and phytoremediation
The Brownfield Phytoremediation (Rehabilitation) Project, Proposal for Youth action on climate change by MY Brownfield Hero
Hemp-based phytoremediation after wildfires in Colorado, an experiment to see if hemp would grow on scorched ground to prevent erosion - ongoing experiment
Amazon.com books on phytoremediation of water
foodtank.com a basic article about how phytoremediation works
phytoremediation page at pintrest.com not sure if this is an ever-changing blog at Pintrist, or if this links to a static page - check it out
Phytoremediation PPT very basic Powerpoint presentation
educational materials A Citizens Guide to Phytoremediation, by the EPA
sunflowers Phytoremediation: The power of plants to clean up [radiation in] the environment (summary)
sunflowers more information on sunflowers and phytoremediation
Phytoremediation blog Using nature to clean your soil (Toxic Gick forum at permies)
WAMC interview audio / video Dr. Lee Newman, associate professor at the State University of New York's College of Environment Science and Forestry, discusses phytoremediation
video about phytoremediation - ConocoPhillips Canada Wins Emerald Award for Phytoremediation of Petroleum Hydrocarbons
Hawaii to Evaluate Hemp for Biofuel Biomass Magazine By definition, phytoremediation is the environmentally-friendly science of using plants and trees to remove toxins in the soil, such as metals, pesticides, solvents, explosives and crude oil. The toxins are be reduced by planting specific plants and trees in polluted areas
Yahoo Answers conditions where you can use phytoremediation. I'll give this a shot but you should research phytoremediation which has a variety of advantages and limitations depending on the circumstances of the site
video phytoremediation Conventional treatments of contaminated soils are expensive, so there is a strong interest in research of new economical methods.
phytoremediation explained Using Plants To Clean Up Soils. Plant physiologist Leon Kochian (left) and molecular biologist. David Garvin examine wheat
phytoremediation blog by Mimi pudding
National Technical Information Service U.S. Department of Commerce From Phyto-Remediation to Phyto-Mining: Maximizing Value in Producing Bio-diesel from Pennycress.
blog difference between phytoremediation and bioremediation, free doc downloads
phytoremediation chart teaching aid
phytoremediation blog free online books, studies
wallyhood.org blog Thoughts About Using Plants to Clean up Gas Works Park!
rootsimple.com Phytoremediation of heavy metals
sciencereviews2000.co.uk Applications of bioremediation and phytoremediation
bioremediation lingo learn your phytoremediation terms with this page of online flashcards
The New Indian Express Odisha to Pilot Eco-solution for Polluted Water Bodies. While the conventional waste water treatment and sewerage treatment plant (STP) requires high operational cost, phytoremediation is cost-effective.
organicconsumers.org Regenerative Organic Agriculture is the Solution to Global Warming!
As architects delve further into sustainable design methods, the use of plants to remediate contaminated urban landscapes is growing.
Large scale phytoremediation project, Berkeley To reclaim an abandoned railway right of way contaminated with arsenic, they will plant 2, 000 Chinese brake ferns (Pteris vittata). These have the potential to absorb arsenic from the soil and store it in the fronds. They are following EPA protocols and will submit detailed results of their study. Anders Olsen manages the project under Celline Pallud, Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley Department of Environmental Services. Funded with an academic grant. They plan to chop down all the ferns and test them, but why not leave a few ferns around in each area, and test them over time. Maybe they can remediate the arsenic over time. Maybe when the fronds fall off, the microbial life gobbles up the final bits of arsenic. Basically, what you have there is a microbe that eats arsenic. Why cut down all the ferns and clog up the hazardous waste sites?
hemp plant heavy metal uptake The researchers at hempcleans.com plan to study the hemp plant's heavy metal uptake from soil.
Aquatic Phytoremediation Flocking, by Elizabeth Hwangbo Mississippi River contamination dead zone detectors. "When increased chemical concentrations are detected, fins are triggered to expand slowing their speed causing the units to aggregate in an interlocking grid to cleanse the area. The fins push units apart from one another when chemical concentrations are lowered; they disperse and continue to float until another contaminated area is detected."
phytoremediation A team of researchers led by the University of Warwick are about to embark on a research program called "Cleaning Land for Wealth" (CL4W), that will use a common class of flower to restore poisoned soils while at the same time produce platinum and arsenic nanoparticles that can be used in a range of applications.
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