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Title: Mensah, J.K;
Other Titles: Phytoremediation as a new frontier of investment in environmental security in a developing economy: an overview
Authors: Ikhajiagbe, Akomeah, P.A B
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: Proceedings of the 15th Annual Conference of Biotechnology Society of Nigeria held at Ambrose Alli Univ., Ekpoma
Abstract: There are many technologies available for impacted site remediation, and among these is phytoremediation involving the use of green plants. Green plants are solar-driven, pumping and filtering systems that have inherent cleansing capacities. Although phytoremediation is not a panacea for hazardous wastes problems, it has proved effective in several applications. This cost-effective plant-base approach to remediation takes advantages of the remarkable ability to genetically engineered and naturally occurring plants to remove, destroy or immobilize hazardous substances from the environment. Plant species which have been identified for phytoremediation of crude oil and heavy metal impacted sites in Nigeria include: Tomato, Kenaf, Leuceana, Bamboo, Sunflower and Arrow head weeds
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