Advantages of a Multidisciplinary Approach to In Situ and On-site Phytoremediation of Contaminated Surface and Ground Waters

dc.contributor.author Bacchus, Sydney T. en_US
dc.contributor.author Susarla, Sridhar en_US
dc.contributor.author McCutcheon, Steve C. en_US
dc.contributor.corporatename University of Georgia. Institute of Ecology en_US
dc.contributor.corporatename United States. Environmental Protection Agency en_US
dc.contributor.corporatename National Exposure Research Laboratory (U.S.). Ecosystems Research Division en_US
dc.contributor.editor Hatcher, Kathryn J. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-06-28T18:00:28Z
dc.date.available 2013-06-28T18:00:28Z
dc.date.issued 1999-03
dc.description Proceedings of the 1999 Georgia Water Resources Conference, March 30 and 31, Athens, Georgia. en_US
dc.description.abstract Experimentation with plants for remediation of contaminated surface and ground waters is increasing. Potential advantages of in situ phytoremediation over standard, engineered structural approaches include reductions in initial capital outlay and required maintenance, coupled with potential transformation of contaminants into substances that are not hazardous to human health. The costs of developing the technology for a phytoremediation approach also can be reduced by incorporating knowledge of the ecological aspects of plants selected for testing from the initial stages of development. Examples include plants that: 1) successfully transform contaminants under laboratory conditions but have a low probability of survival in situ because of incompatible site conditions; 2) successfully transform contaminants under laboratory conditions, have a high probability of survival in situ, but may be sensitive to transformation compounds; 3) transform contaminants at slower rates under laboratory conditions, but have high potential for in situ performance due to site vigor and insensitivity to transformation compounds; and 4) are moderate performers under laboratory conditions, but have related populations of clones which are predicted to perform more satisfactorily. Basic knowledge of a plant's ecophysiology can reduce the time and expense of developing in situ phytoremediation. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Sponsored and Organized by: U.S. Geological Survey, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, Georgia State University, Georgia Institute of Technology en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility This book was published by the Institute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602-2202 with partial funding provided by the U.S. Department of Interior, geological Survey, through the Georgia Water Research Insttitute as authorized by the Water Research Institutes Authorization Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-397). The views and statements advanced in this publication are solely those of the authors and do not represent official views or policies of the University of Georgia or the U.S. Geological Survey or the conference sponsors. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 0-935835-06-7
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1853/48146
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Georgia Institute of Technology en_US
dc.publisher.original Institute of Ecology en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries GWRI1999. Posters en_US
dc.subject Water resources management en_US
dc.subject In situ phytoremediation en_US
dc.subject Plants for remediation en_US
dc.title Advantages of a Multidisciplinary Approach to In Situ and On-site Phytoremediation of Contaminated Surface and Ground Waters en_US
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