Comparison of natural organic acids and synthetic chelates at enhancing phytoextraction of metals from a multi-metal contaminated soil.

@article{Nascimento2006ComparisonON,
  title={Comparison of natural organic acids and synthetic chelates at enhancing phytoextraction of metals from a multi-metal contaminated soil.},
  author={Cl{\'i}stenes Williams Ara{\'u}jo do Nascimento and Dula Amarasiriwardena and Baoshan Xing},
  journal={Environmental pollution},
  year={2006},
  volume={140 1},
  pages={114-23}
}
Chemically assisted phytoremediation has been developing to induce accumulation of metals by high biomass plants. Synthetic chelates have shown high effectiveness to reach such a goal, but they pose serious drawbacks in field application due to the excessive amount of metals solubilized. We compared the performance of synthetic chelates with naturally occurring low molecular weight organic acids (LMWOA) in enhancing phytoextraction of metals by Indian mustard (Brassica juncea) from multi-metal… CONTINUE READING