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Environ Int. 2003 Jul;29(4):529-40.

Phytoremediation of heavy metal-contaminated land by trees--a review.

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  • 1Environmental, Agricultural and Analytical Chemistry Section, Chemistry Department, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK.


This paper reviews the potential for using trees for the phytoremediation of heavy metal-contaminated land. It considers the following aspects: metal tolerance in trees, heavy metal uptake by trees grown on contaminated substrates, heavy metal compartmentalisation within trees, phytoremediation using trees and the phytoremediation potential of willow (Salix spp.).

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