alexa Fresh organic matter of municipal solid waste enhances phytoextraction of heavy metals from contaminated soil.
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Journal of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Author(s): Salati S, Quadri G, Tambone F, Adani F

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Abstract In this study, the ability of the organic fraction of municipal solid wastes (OFMSW) to enhance heavy metal uptake of maize shoots compared with ethylenediamine disuccinic acid (EDDS) was tested on soil contaminated with heavy metals. Soils treated with OFMSW and EDDS significantly increased the concentration of heavy metals in maize shoots (increments of 302\%, 66\%, 184\%, 169\%, and 23\% for Cr, Cu, Ni, Zn, and Pb with respect to the control and increments of 933\%, 482\%, 928\%, 428\%, and 5551\% for soils treated with OFMSW and EDDS, respectively). In soil treated with OFMSW, metal uptake was favored because of the high presence of dissolved organic matter (DOM) (41.6x than soil control) that exhibited ligand properties because of the high presence of carboxylic acids. Because of the toxic effect of EDDS on maize plants, soil treated with OFMSW achieved the highest extraction of total heavy metals. Copyright 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This article was published in Environ Pollut and referenced in Journal of Civil & Environmental Engineering

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