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Research Article

In-situ Phytoremediation of Arsenic from Contaminated Soil

Odey Onah Francis1*, Liu Xiang1 and Odey Emmanuel Alepu2

1State Key Laboratory of Soil and Groundwater Research, School of Environment Tsinghua University, Beijing, PR China

2School of Energy and Environmental Engineering, Beijing Key Laboratory of Resource-Oriented

*Corresponding Author:
Odey Onah Francis
State Key Laboratory of Soil and Groundwater Research
School of Environment Tsinghua University
Beijing, PR China
Tel: 8610-62784521
E-mail: [email protected]m

Received Date: November 01, 2016; Accepted Date: January 03, 2017; Published Date: January 13, 2017

Citation: Francis OO, Xiang L, Alepu OE (2017) In-situ Phytoremediation of Arsenic from Contaminated Soil. Int J Waste Resour 7: 261. doi: 10.4172/2252-5211.1000261

Copyright: © 2017 Francis OO, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



Arsenic contamination in the world is worrisome, excessive and increasing. In this study, the research was designed for the remediation of arsenic polluted soil site in Beijing China using in situ treatment method (phytoremediation). Chelating agents ethylenediaminedisuccinic (EDDS), and citric acid (CA) were used to aid the hyper accumulator to enhance quicker extraction rate. A hyper accumulator Chinese brake fern (Pteria vittata) was used with the additions of EDDS and CA at different ratios. The result obtained from the treated soil were analyzed and compared. It showed significant increase in the extraction of Arsenic (As). About 3.55 mg/kg of As was detected in the treated plant biomass whereas the control has 0.98 mg/kg. It was suggested that solubility in the soil after treatment readily for uptake was 3.9 mg/kg. The control plants and the Corn however, had little absorption. It will be more promising, to select hyper accumulator which naturally possess higher biomass and are plants of local and natural origin to peculiar location


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