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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.|
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).|
|Link to publication: ||http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/12837/2/1-Final-Proceedings-AgSAP2009.pdf|
|Type: ||Proceedings Paper|
|Appears in Collections: ||Research publications|
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