Microbial Inoculants-Assisted Phytoremediation for Sustainable Soil Management.

Alori, Elizabeth T. and Fawole, Oluyemisi B. (2017) Microbial Inoculants-Assisted Phytoremediation for Sustainable Soil Management. In: Phytoremediation: Management of Environmental Contaminants. Springer Nature, Switzerland, pp. 3-17. ISBN 978-319-52379-8

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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 labour 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: Book Section
Subjects: S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2017 16:40
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2019 13:33
URI: https://eprints.lmu.edu.ng/id/eprint/747

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