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Title: Energy maize for phytoremediation of metal-enriched soils and production of energy; Case: the Campine region, Belgium
Authors: Van Slycken, V.
Witters, Nele
Meers, Erik
Adriaensen, Kristin
Thewys, Theo
Vangronsveld, Jaco
Tack, Filip M.G.
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Wageningen University and Research Center
Citation: AGSAP conference, Integrated assessment of agriculture and sustainable development, setting the agenda for science and policy, p.396-397
Abstract: Atmospheric deposition of trace metals (e.g., Cd, Zn and Pb) from metal refinery activities over the last century has caused elevated concentrations in agricultural soils in the Campine region. Regional policy therefore prescribes that the soils should be remediated, while at the same time it is desirable to keep the income of the farmers constant. Both goals can be achieved using phytoremediation in combination with the growth of energy crops and brings us to the concept of a multi-functional biomass system (Berndes et al., 2008). Phytoremediation involves the use of plants for the removal of pollutants from the environment or to render them harmless (Garbisu & Alkorta, 2001).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/13320
Link to publication: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/12837/2/1-Final-Proceedings-AgSAP2009.pdf
ISBN: 9789085854012
Category: C1
Type: Proceedings Paper
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