Microbial Inoculants-Assisted Phytoremediation for Sustainable Soil Management

Alori, Elizabeth T. and Fawole, O. B. (2017) Microbial Inoculants-Assisted Phytoremediation for Sustainable Soil Management. Phytoremediation Management of Environmental Contaminants, 5. pp. 1-18.

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Agricultural soil pollution refers to its accumulation of heavy metals and related compounds which could be from natural or anthropogenic sources. This threatens food quality, food security, and environmental health. The traditional physico-chemical technologies soil washing used for soil remediation render the land useless as a medium for plant growth, as they remove all biological activities. Others are labor-intensive and have high maintenance cost. Phytoremediation, sustainable and cheaper in situ remediation techniques was therefore considered. However, plants do not have the capability to degrade many soil pollutants especially the organic pollutant. It is therefore imperative to take advantage of the degrading ability of soil microorganisms. This chapter therefore focuses on phytoremediation techniques augmented by microbial inoculants.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2018 12:26
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2019 13:36
URI: https://eprints.lmu.edu.ng/id/eprint/1245

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