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Title: Phytoremediation for heavy metal-contaminated soils combined with bioenergy production
Authors: Van Ginneken, Luc
MEERS, Erik
Guisson, Ruben
RUTTENS, Ann
Elst, Kathy
Tack, Filip M.G.
VANGRONSVELD, Jaco
Diels, Ludo
Dejonghe, W.
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: VILNIUS GEDIMINAS TECH UNIV
Citation: JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING AND LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT, 15(4). p. 227-236
Abstract: In June 2007, a project started in Flanders (Belgium) in which we will apply phytoremediation to clean soils that are diffusely polluted with heavy metals. Uptake ranges of heavy metals by rape seed, maize and wheat will be enhanced by increasing the bioavailability of these heavy metals by the addition of biodegradable physico-chemical agents and by stimulating the heavy-metal uptake capacity of the microbial community in and around the plant. In addition, the harvested biomass crops will be converted into bioenergy by using different energy-recovery-techniques. The energy and heavy metal mass balances will be compared for four different energy-recovery techniques (anaerobic digestion, incineration, gasification and production of biodiesel). The overall information obtained will result in an economic evaluation of the use of phytoremediation combined with bioenergy production for the remediation of sites which are diffusely polluted with heavy metals. In the present review we will first explain the most important research steps investigated in our phytoremediation project. Secondly, an overview of literature discussing the phytoremediation capacity of rape seed to clean soils that are contaminated with heavy metals and the possibilities to produce biodiesel from this (heavy metal polluted) rape seed will be discussed in more detail.
Notes: Flemisch Inst Technol Res, B-2400 Mol, Belgium. Univ Ghent, Lab Analyt Chem & Ecochem, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium. Univ Hasselt, Dept Environm Biol, Ctr Environm Sci, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium.Van Ginneken, L, Flemisch Inst Technol Res, Boeretang 200, B-2400 Mol, Belgium.luc.vanginneken@vito.be Erik.Meers@UGent.be ruben.guisson@vito.be ann.ruttens@uhasselt.be kathy.elst@vito.be Filip.Tack@UGent.be jaco.vangronsveld@uhasselt.be ludo.diels@vito.be winnie.dejonghe@vito.be
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/8253
ISI #: 000254753500006
ISSN: 1648-6897
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2009
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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