Keywords and Phrases
"Phytoremediation, the use of plants to immobilize, degrade or remove contaminants from the environment, shows great promise as a remediation technique for many contaminated sites. Phytovolatilization in particular is of great interest for sites contaminated with chlorinated solvents and other volatile organic compounds (VOCs), many of which are recalcitrant to biodegradation. Hybrid poplar trees have been shown to uptake, translocate and volatilize numerous aqueous-phase VOCs, however vapor phase uptake of such compounds has only recently been observed and for only one contaminant, tetrachloroethylene (PCE). One semi-volatile and five volatile compounds were dosed to poplar trees in aqueous and vapor phase and studied for uptake in a laboratory setting"--Abstract, page iii.
Burken, Joel G. (Joel Gerard)
Frank, Ronald L.
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
M.S. in Environmental Engineering
United States. Environmental Protection Agency
Midwest Hazardous Substance Research Center
University of Missouri--Rolla
viii, 58 pages
© 2007 Sally Rebecca Breite, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Volatile organic compounds -- Biodegradation
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Link to Catalog Record
Breite, Sally Rebecca, "Vapor phase uptake of volatile organic contaminants by hybrid poplar trees" (2007). Masters Theses. 4558.