publication . Other literature type . Article . 1999

Effect of diesel fuel on growth of selected plant species.

Adam, G.; Duncan, H.J.;
  • Published: 01 Dec 1999
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Diesel oil is a complex mixture of hydrocarbons with an average carbon number of C8–\ud C26. The majority of components consist of alkanes, both straight chained and branched and aromatic\ud compounds including mono-, di- and polyaromatic hydrocarbons. Regardless of this complexity,\ud diesel oil can be readily degraded by a number of soil microorganisms making it a likely candidate for\ud bioremediation. The concept of using plants to enhance bioremediation, termed phytoremediation,\ud is a relatively new area of scientific interest. It is particularly applicable to diesel oil contamination\ud as diesel oil generally contaminates the top few metres of soil (sur...
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Medical Subject Headings: complex mixturesfood and beveragesrespiratory systemrespiratory tract diseases
free text keywords: Soil classification, Diesel fuel, Phytoremediation, Bioremediation, Environmental engineering, Geology, Microbial biodegradation, Phytotoxicity, Contamination, Soil contamination, GE
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 1999

Effect of diesel fuel on growth of selected plant species.

Adam, G.; Duncan, H.J.;