Masters Theses

Keywords and Phrases

Phytovolatilization

Abstract

"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.

Advisor(s)

Burken, Joel G. (Joel Gerard)

Committee Member(s)

Frank, Ronald L.
Morrison, Glenn

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Environmental Engineering

Sponsor(s)

United States. Environmental Protection Agency
Midwest Hazardous Substance Research Center

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Spring 2007

Pagination

viii, 58 pages

Rights

© 2007 Sally Rebecca Breite, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Phytoremediation
Poplar
Volatile organic compounds -- Biodegradation

Thesis Number

T 9174

Print OCLC #

176163423

Electronic OCLC #

176170577

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