Phytoremediation of sewage sludge contaminated by trace elements and organic compounds

  title={Phytoremediation of sewage sludge contaminated by trace elements and organic compounds},
  author={Werther Guidi Nissim and Alessandra Cincinelli and Tania Martellini and Laura Alvisi and Emily Palm and Stefano Mancuso and Elisa Azzarello},
  journal={Environmental Research},
&NA; Phytoremediation is a green technique being increasingly used worldwide for various purposes including the treatment of municipal sewage sludge (MSS). Most plants proposed for this technique have high nutrient demands, and fertilization is often required to maintain soil fertility and nutrient balance while remediating the substrate. In this context, MSS could be a valuable source of nutrients (especially N and P) and water for plant growth. The aim of this study was to determine the… 
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Potential for phytoremediation of nonylphenol from sewage sludge.
  • Qingyun Liu, Zhihong Zhou, +5 authors J. Qiu
  • Medicine, Chemistry
    Journal of environmental quality
  • 2020
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