Remediation of toxic metal contaminated soil by washing with biodegradable aminopolycarboxylate chelants.

@article{Begum2012RemediationOT,
  title={Remediation of toxic metal contaminated soil by washing with biodegradable aminopolycarboxylate chelants.},
  author={Zinnat Ara Begum and Ismail M M Rahman and Yousuke Tate and Hikaru Sawai and Teruya Maki and Hiroshi Hasegawa},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={2012},
  volume={87 10},
  pages={1161-70}
}
Ex situ soil washing with synthetic extractants such as, aminopolycarboxylate chelants (APCs) is a viable treatment alternative for metal-contaminated site remediation. EDTA and its homologs are widely used among the APCs in the ex situ soil washing processes. These APCs are merely biodegradable and highly persistent in the aquatic environments leading to the post-use toxic effects. Therefore, an increasing interest is focused on the development and use of the eco-friendly APCs having better… CONTINUE READING

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