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Heavy metals in soils and plants of serpentine and industrial sites of Albania.
Soils developed on serpentine rocks cover a large area in Albania which contains large reserves of iron, nickel, chromium and copper and is characterised by a high density of mines and metalExpand
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Phytoextraction of cadmium with Thlaspi caerulescens
The in situ phytoextraction of cadmium from soils can only be achieved using plants that are both tolerant to high Cd concentrations and able to extract sufficient amounts of the metal. However, veryExpand
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Desorption kinetics of PAHs from aged industrial soils for availability assessment.
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs), such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), may be found in high concentrations in soils of former industrial sites including manufactured gas plants orExpand
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Short‐term effects of biochar on soil heavy metal mobility are controlled by intra‐particle diffusion and soil pH increase
Summary Biochar, the solid product of biomass pyrolysis, can be used as a soil amendment to stabilize metals in contaminated soils. The effects of biochar on the mobility of metals in soils are,Expand
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Ecosystem services provided by soils of urban, industrial, traffic, mining, and military areas (SUITMAs)
PurposeThe sustainable use and management of global soils is one of the greatest challenges for the future. In the urban ecosystem, soils play an essential role with their functions and ecosystemExpand
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Root development of the Zinc-hyperaccumulator plant Thlaspi caerulescens as affected by metal origin, content and localization in soil
Penetration into and exploitation of contaminated soils by roots of hyperaccumulator plants is a prerequisite for efficient removal of heavy metals, i.e. efficacy of phytoextraction. This work wasExpand
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Improving the Agronomy of Alyssum murale for Extensive Phytomining: A Five-Year Field Study
Large ultramafic areas exist in Albania, which could be suitable for phytomining with native Alyssum murale. We undertook a five-year field experiment on an ultramafic Vertisol, aimed at optimizing aExpand
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Soil-to-root transfer and translocation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons by vegetables grown on industrial contaminated soils.
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are possible contaminants in some former industrial sites, representing a potential risk to human health if these sites are converted to residential areas.Expand
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Agromining: farming for metals in the future?
Phytomining technology employs hyperaccumulator plants to take up metal in harvestable plant biomass. Harvesting, drying and incineration of the biomass generates a high-grade bio-ore. We proposeExpand
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Solubility of metals in an anoxic sediment during prolonged aeration.
This work was conducted to study the evolution of the solubility of selected metals during the aeration of an anoxic sediment. Batch experiments were carried out for 76 days with a metal-pollutedExpand
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