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AASCIT Communications | Volume 2, Issue 5 | Jul. 13, 2015 online | Page:174-178
Phytoremediation: An Ultimate Hope for the Planet
The destruction of environment has taken place very rapidly, over the last few decades. Human activities have lead to the degradation of air and soil, decline of biodiversity, scarcity of water, increasing hazardous waste, and so on. All these problems ultimately lead to Global Warming and Climate change that could have serious consequences. Recently, world becomes increasingly toxic due to huge amount of industrial waste. The composition, quantity and disposal of waste determine the environmental and health problem it creates. The enormous dumping of industrial waste in soil causes soil pollution. Industrial regions in Bhopal city is one of the most important source of hazardous waste production. These regions contain many industries with some of residential area also and thus, there is a big risk of environmental pollution which is very hazardous to our health. Such sites in Bhopal require remediation. Phytoremediation of pollutants is a multidisciplinary treatment technique with the central thrust on plant physiology. Thus, knowledge of the natural habitat of the degrading plant population is essential before a less costly, ecological and environment friendly bioremediation plan can be submitted. A particular industry must follow the phytoremediation plan according to the type of pollutants emitted by the industry. Phytoremediation workout should be major criteria for grading the industry.
Ashwini A. Waoo, Research Scholar M.V.M., Bhopal (M.P), India.
Swati Khare, Government MLB Girls P.G. Autonomous College, Bhopal (M. P.), India.
Sujata Ganguly, Government Home Science Girls P.G. College, Hoshangabad, Madhya Pradesh, India.
Environment, Global Warming, Hazardous Waste, Heavy Metals, Pollution, Phytoremediation
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Arcticle History
Submitted: May 18, 2014
Accepted: Jun. 19, 2014
Published: Jul. 13, 2015
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