Environmental Science and Pollution Research

, 9:4

Prospects and limitations of phytoremediation for the removal of persistent pesticides in the environment

Authors

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural AffairsCentral Science Laboratory
  • Peter Schröder
    • GSF National Research Center for Environment and HealthInstitute of Soil Ecology
  • Daniele Werck-Reichhart
    • Dept of Stress ResponseIBMP-CNRS
  • Wlodzimierz Grajek
    • Department of Biotechnology and Food MicrobiologyA. Cieszkowski Agricultural University of Poznan
  • Roman Marecik
    • Department of Biotechnology and Food MicrobiologyA. Cieszkowski Agricultural University of Poznan
Phytoremediation: Persistent Pesticides

DOI: 10.1007/BF02987313

Cite this article as:
Chaudhry, Q., Schröder, P., Werck-Reichhart, D. et al. Environ. Sci. & Pollut. Res (2002) 9: 4. doi:10.1007/BF02987313

Abstract

The environmental problems that have arisen from the use of persistent pesticides in the past, and potential sources of further contamination have been discussed. The potential and limitations of phytoremediation for removal of pesticides in the environment have been reviewed. The enzymatic processes in plants that are known to be involved in phytodegradation of pesticides, and possibilities for enhancing them have also been discussed.

Keywords

Carbamatecontaminationenvironmentorganochlorineorganophosphatepersistent pesticidesphytodegradationphytoremediationplant uptake

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