Author(s): Lin X, Li X, Li P, Li F, Zhang L,
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Abstract The remediation of diesel fuel contaminated soil over a 2-year period by the plant-microorganism synergy was evaluated. Results indicated that the growth of Astragalus adsurgens was affected significantly, when the diesel fuel concentration was higher than 10 g kg(-1) dry soil. After a 2-year period, the removal of diesel fuel was >67\%, and about 58-70\% removal of aromatic hydrocarbons was obtained in these treatments. The removal of diesel fuel and its components was 13-30\% higher than that of plant alone. These results show that an appropriate plant-microorganism synergy may serve as a low-cost, effective remedial technology for diesel-contaminated soil.
This article was published in Bull Environ Contam Toxicol
and referenced in Journal of Aquaculture Research & Development