GIULIETTI Ana Maria
congresos y reuniones científicas
Integral approach for a phytoremediton process: lessons learned
MERINI, LUCIANO J.; GIULIETTI ANA M.
Conferencia; 5th European Bioremediation Conference; 2011
Department of Environmental Enginnering-Technical University of Crete
During lab scale performance of phytoremediation assays, it is necessary to hold a global vision about the complexity and dynamism of the process, especially when data is planned to be extrapolated to field conditions. First, it is necessary to consider the soil characteristics, since they condition the selection of analytical methods, among other critical aspects of the remediation process. In a second stage, the selection and management of plants and microorganisms are the main aspects to be considered. The sole presence of plants, independently of their remediation capacity per se, is an advantage since they generate a microenvironment for rizospheric activity and reduce run-off and leaching of the contaminant. Finally, at the moment of boarding a full scale phytoremediation project, which necessarily implies an interdisciplinary approach, the successful combination of the different involved areas is probably the most challenging objective.