Using trees, grasses and other plants to clean our environment
Phytoremediation is an innovative technology that utilizes the natural properties of plants in engineered systems to remediate hazardous waste sites. This web page is a starting point for exploring the world wide web for information related to research in this area. Erickson, et, al. provides a brief introduction to the technology. (TOC)
I thought it might be a good idea to compile a bibliography of articles related to this group. Here is a start. I've included most of the references for the work done on center project 90-13. If you'd like to add a reference to the bibliography simply reply to the phytorem mailing list. I'll update and post the file as needed.
Modeling the beneficial effects of vegetation in the management of landfill leachates, Tracy, J.C., Erickson, L.E, Shimp, J.F., and Davis, L.C., Proceedings of the Air and Waste Management Association, 85th Meeting, Paper No. 92-27.03, 1992.
Beneficial effects of plants in the remediation of contaminated soil and ground water, Shimp, J.F., Tracy, J.C., Davis, L.C., Lee, E., Huang, W., Erickson, L.E., and Schnoor, J.L., Critical Reviews in Environmental Control, Vol 23, No. 1, pp. 41-47, 1993.
Rate limited degradation of hazardous organic contaminants in the root zone of a soil, Tracy, J.C., Erickson, L.E., and Davis, L.C., Proceedings of the Air and Waste Management Association, 86th Meeting, Paper No. 93-WA-89.02, 1993.
Vegetative remediation of superfund sites, Pierzynski, G., Schnoor, J., Banks, M.K., Tracy, J.C., Licht, L.A., and Erickson, L.E., in Mining and its Environmental Impact, R.E. Hester and R.M. Harrison Eds., Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, UK, pp. 49-69, 1994.
Using vegetation to enhance in situ bioremediation, Erickson, L.E., Banks, M.K., Davis, L.C., Schwab, A.P., Muralidharan, N., Reilley, K., and Tracy, J.C., Environmental Progress, (in press), 1994.
Alfalfa plants and associated microorganisms promote biodegradation rather than volatilization of roganic substances from ground water, Davis, L.C., Muralidharan, N. Visser, V.P., Chaffin, C., Fateley, W.G., Erickson, L.E., and Hammaker, R.M., in Bioremediation Through Rhizosphere Technology, T.A. Anderson and J.R. Coats, Eds., ACS Symposium Series No. 563 Washington D.C., pp. 112-122, 1994..
Modeling the effects of plants on the bioremediation of contaminated soil and ground water, Davis, L.C., Erickson, L.E., Lee, E., Shimp, J.F., and Tracy, J.C., Environmental Progress, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 67-75, 1993.
Monitoring the Beneficial Effects of Plants in Bioremediation of Volatile Organic Compounds, L.C. Davis, C. Chaffin, N. Muralidharan, V.P. Visser, W.G. Fateley, L.E. Erickson and R.M. Hammaker, Proceedings of the Conference on Hazardous Waste Research, pp. 236-250, Kansas State University, May 25-26, 1993
Monitoring Plant Bioremediation of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) Using Open Path Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) Spectrometry, R.M. Hoffman, V.P. Visser, L.C. Davis, L.E. Erickson, N. Muralidharan, R.M. Hammaker, and W.G. Fately, Proceedings of the Conference on Hazardous Waste Remediation, (in press) 1994.
Effects of climatological variability on the performance of vegetative systems in remediateing contaminated soil, Tracy, J.C., Ramireddy, H., Erickson, L.E., and Davis, L.C., Proceedings of the Air and Waste Management Association, 87th Meeting, Paper No. 94-WA86.01, 1994. (TOC)
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