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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12(11), 7760-7771; doi:10.3390/ijms12117760

Use of Brassica Plants in the Phytoremediation and Biofumigation Processes

Department of Analytical Chemistry, Chemistry Faculty, Gdansk University of Technology, 11/12 Narutowicza Street, Gdansk 80-233, Poland
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Received: 30 August 2011 / Revised: 28 October 2011 / Accepted: 4 November 2011 / Published: 9 November 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Green Chemistry and Sustainable Chemistry 2011)
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In recent decades, serious contamination of soils by heavy metals has been reported. It is therefore a matter of urgency to develop a new and efficient technology for removing contaminants from soil. Another aspect to this problem is that environmental pollution decreases the biological quality of soil, which is why pesticides and fertilizers are being used in ever-larger quantities. The environmentally friendly solutions to these problems are phytoremediation, which is a technology that cleanses the soil of heavy metals, and biofumigation, a process that helps to protect crops using natural plant compounds. So far, these methods have only been used separately; however, research on a technology that combines them both using white cabbage has been carried out.
Keywords: brassica; heavy metals; phytoremediation; biofumigation brassica; heavy metals; phytoremediation; biofumigation
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Szczygłowska, M.; Piekarska, A.; Konieczka, P.; Namieśnik, J. Use of Brassica Plants in the Phytoremediation and Biofumigation Processes. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2011, 12, 7760-7771.

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