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Accession Number PB2012-114335
Title From Phyto-Remediation to Phyto-Mining: Maximizing Value in Producing Bio-diesel from Pennycress.
Publication Date 2012
Media Count 11p
Personal Author A. Rihana-Abdalla M. A. Benvenuto S. Baker
Abstract A series of pennycress seeds were germinated hydroponically in solutions spiked with varying amounts of lead (II) nitrate. Uptake of the lead into roots and stalks of the plants were examined via Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence (EDXRF). Results and findings show promise for larger scale use of this phyto-remediation technique and the use of EDXRF to quantify it. Additionally, a plant sample provided by The Power Alternative (TPA) was examined by EDXRF for the presence of lead in the stalk material.
Keywords Bio-diesel fuel
Lead
Pennycress seeds
Phyto-Mining
Phyto-Remediation

 
Source Agency Department of Transportation Office of University Research
NTIS Subject Category 68 - Environmental Pollution & Control
91A - Environmental Management & Planning
Corporate Author Michigan-Ohio University Transportation Center, Detroit, MI.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1226
Contract Number N/A

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