Volume No. 6 Issue No.: 4 Page No.: 1087-1091 April-June 2012

 

PHYTOREMEDIATION : A COST-EFFECTIVE CLEAN UP TECHNIQUE FOR SOIL AND GROUND WATER CONTAMINANTS

 

Suchismita Das*1 and Parag Shil2

1. Department of Life Science and Bioinformatics, Assam University, Silchar (INDIA)
2. Department of Commerce, Assam University, Silchar (INDIA)

 

Received on : March 20,2012

 

ABSTRACT

 

Pollution has become a major concern these days with rapid rise in hazardous chemicals being dumped into land and water. Traditional clean up techniques have now failed to completely remediate pollutants. Plants can concentrate considerable amounts of xenobiotics in their roots, shoots and leaves and thus can be an attractive way of pollution control. Phytoremediation is one such ecologically sound, cost effective, sustainable and novel technique that employs plants to completely remove toxic contaminants.

 

Keywords : Phytoremediation, Pollution, Xenobiotics, Plant, Transgenic

 

 

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