Constructed wetland systems vegetated with different plants applied to the treatment of tannery wastewater.
Metal uptake by microalgae: Underlying mechanisms and practical applications
Self‐defense mechanisms developed by microalgal cells to survive in metal‐containing media and environmental factors that affect their removal are reviewed here in a comprehensive way and further discussed in attempts to rationalize this form of remediation vis‐a‐vis with conventional nonbiological alternatives.
Valorisation of natural extracts from marine source focused on marine by-products: A review
Phytoremediation of polyaromatic hydrocarbons, anilines and phenols
- P. Harvey, B. Campanella, D. Werck-Reichhart
- Environmental ScienceEnvironmental science and pollution research…
Plant and microbial degradative capacities, viewed as a continuum, have been dissected in order to identify where bottlenecks and limitations exist and to prevent their movement into wildlife food chains.
Evaluation of Phenolic Profiles and Antioxidant Activities of Turkish Medicinal Plants: Tiliaargentea, Crataegi Folium Leaves and Polygonum bistorta Roots
There is a growing interest in the food industry and in preventive health care for the development and evaluation of natural antioxidants from medicinal plant materials. In the present work, extracts…
Remediation of Heavy Metal Contaminated Soils: Phytoremediation as a Potentially Promising Clean-Up Technology
To enhance phytoremediation as a viable strategy, microbiota from the rhizosphere can play an important role, but the use of genetic engineering can also increase the success of the technique.
Assessment of the plant growth promotion abilities of six bacterial isolates using Zea mays as indicator plant.
Use of constructed wetland systems with Arundo and Sarcocornia for polishing high salinity tannery wastewater.
Toxicity of cadmium and zinc on two microalgae, Scenedesmus obliquus and Desmodesmus pleiomorphus, from Northern Portugal
- C. Monteiro, S. C. Fonseca, P. Castro, F. Malcata
- Environmental ScienceJournal of Applied Phycology
- 1 February 2011
Aquatic environments often contain toxic heavy metals that may enter the food web via uptake by microalgae and eventually cause severe poisoning problems at higher trophic levels and one observed that S. obliquus can tolerate higher Zn concentrations than D. pleiomorphus, but the reverse holds regarding exposure to Cd.
Biosorption of zinc ions from aqueous solution by the microalga Scenedesmus obliquus
It was proven, for the first time, that such a wild microalga can uptake and adsorb Zn very efficiently, which unfolds a particularly good potential for bioremediation.