Exploring potential of using phytoremediation for co-contaminated soils

Chibuike Chigbo, Ernest O. Nnadi

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    Contaminated soils often contain mixtures of different organic and inorganic compounds which require a more complex remediation process. This chapter reviews the use of phytoremediation for removal of organic and inorganic contaminants with consideration as to whether phytoremediation technique can be used for the treatment of co-contaminated soils. Literature suggests that plants can be successfully used for remediation of co-contaminated soils however; the interactions between plants and the microbial communities in the contaminated soil could be a major factor.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHeavy Metal Remediation
    Subtitle of host publicationTransport and Accumulation in Plants
    EditorsDharmendra Kumar Gupta, Soumya Chatterjee
    PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
    Number of pages17
    ISBN (Electronic)9781633215931
    ISBN (Print)9781633215689
    Publication statusPublished - 14 Aug 2014


    • Co-contamination
    • Inorganics
    • Organics
    • Phytoremediation

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Environmental Science(all)


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