Is phytoremediation a sustainable and reliable approach to clean-up contaminated water and soil in Alpine areas?
Background, aim and scope Phytoremediation does exploit natural plant physiological processes and can be used to decontaminate agricultural soils, industrial sites, brownfields, sediments and water containing inorganic and organic pollutants or to improve food chain safety by phytostabilisation of toxic elements. It is a low-cost and environment friendly technology targetting removal, degradation or immobilisation of contaminants. The aim of the present review is to highlight some recent advances in phytoremediation in the Alpine context.
Keywords: Phytoremediation ; Alpine regions ; Contaminated soils ; Industrial wastewater ; Petroleum hydrocarbons ; Sulphonated aromatic compounds ; Trace elements ; Mycorrhizal fungi ; Polycyclic Aromatic-Hydrocarbons ; Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria ; Total Petroleum-Hydrocarbons ; Horizontal Subsurface Flow ; Heavy-Metal Availability ; Ryegrass Lolium-Perenne ; Arbuscular Mycorrhizal ; Plant-Growth ; Constructed Wetlands ; White Clover
Record created on 2011-12-16, modified on 2016-08-09