Phytoremediation of MTBE with hybrid poplar trees.

  title={Phytoremediation of MTBE with hybrid poplar trees.},
  author={Xingmao Ma and Andrew R Richter and Sarah Albers and Joel G Burken},
  journal={International journal of phytoremediation},
  volume={6 2},
This research investigates the fate and transport of methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) in phytoremediation, particularly the uptake and volatilization of MTBE in lab-scale hydroponic systems. The research reveals that MTBE was taken up by hybrid poplar cuttings and volatilized to the atmosphere. Volatilization of MTBE occurred through both stems and leaves. The concentration of MTBE in the transpiration stream declined exponentially with height, indicating that the uptake and volatilization along… CONTINUE READING

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