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Study of Phytoremediation of Hydrocarbon-Contaminated Soil in the Area of Abandoned Steel Production Plant “Poldi”

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    SYSNO ASEP0448070
    Document TypeC - Proceedings Paper (int. conf.)
    R&D Document TypeThe record was not marked in the RIV
    TitleStudy of Phytoremediation of Hydrocarbon-Contaminated Soil in the Area of Abandoned Steel Production Plant “Poldi”
    Author(s) Petrová, Šárka (UEB-Q) RID, ORCID
    Rezek, Jan (UEB-Q) RID, ORCID
    Vaněk, Tomáš (UEB-Q) RID, ORCID
    Source TitleBioremediation and Sustainable Environmental Technologies. - Columbus (Ohio) : Battelle Memorial Institute, 2015 / Darlington R. ; Barton A.C. - ISBN 978-0-9964071-0-6
    Number of pages9 s.
    Publication formOnline - E
    ActionInternational Symposium on Bioremediation and Sustainable Environmental Technologies /3./
    Event date18.03.2015-21.03.2015
    VEvent locationMiami
    CountryUS - United States
    Event typeWRD
    Languageeng - English
    CountryUS - United States
    KeywordsPAH ; phytoremediation ; pollutants
    Subject RIVDN - Health Impact of the Environment Quality
    R&D ProjectsLD14106 GA MŠk - Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MEYS)
    LD14107 GA MŠk - Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MEYS)
    FR-TI3/778 GA MPO - Ministry of Industry and Trade (MPO)
    Institutional supportUEB-Q - RVO:61389030
    AnnotationOur project is aimed at improving a brownfield in the city of Kladno where an old steel producing facility was in operation. Ecological risk is caused mainly by processing of co-products of coal production (tars, oils). Knowledge of toxicology and environmental aspects will help enhance the protection of human health and the environment. Primarily, we focused on soil sampling and identification of pollutants. Next, we made a selection of suitable plant species for stabilization/decontamination of the site. Plant species were selected based on their resistance to contaminants. First, an effect on seed germination and root growth was tested. Second, a test of cell viability was used. Finally, the concentrations of pollutants on biomass production, pigment analysis, and root morphology were detected. Results showed that organic contamination on site is high. Average concentration of C10-C40 in soil was almost 13 g/kg DW, which is more than the maximum allowable concentration. The germination test proved the soil toxicity. Poplar trees grown on Poldi soil in greenhouse showed the resistance to toxicity of PAH, and their ability of accumulation of PAH from soil was obvious. However, more studies are needed to decide if the poplars are usable for phytoremediation of the brownfield.
    WorkplaceInstitute of Experimental Botany
    ContactDavid Klier,, Tel.: 220 390 469
    Year of Publishing2016
    Electronic address
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