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Phytoremediation

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Phytoremediation is a cleanup technology suitable for a variety of organic and inorganic pollutants.
Phytoremediation

Poplar plants in phytoremediation

Phytoremediation is a cleanup technology suitable for a variety of organic and inorganic pollutants. Poplar and willow are the most important woody species utilized in phytoremediation and several experiments and field applications have demonstrated the effectiveness of these trees. However, a more efficient and sustainable use would require a multidisciplinary approach to phytoremediation planning.

IBIMET has expertise in performing in vitro an in vivo selection of tolerant ecotypes on the bases of ecophysiological approach to stress responses.

Projects

IBIMET has been member of the action COST "Plant biotechnology for the removal of organic pollutants and toxic metals from wastewaters and contaminated sites" and of the project "STREPOW" "Strengthening of Research Capacity for Poplar and Willow Multipurpose Plantation Growing in Serbia" Grant agreement no.: 203734 SEVENTH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME-THEME [Research Potential][FP7 - REGPOT- 3] 2008-2010

Pubblications

  • 2011 Baraldi R., Rapparini F., Chieco C., Rotondi A., Georgiadis T., Nardino M. Phytoremediation: air purification by trees.
  • 2011 Predieri S., Gatti E., Chieco C., Salomomi M.T. Poplar and wiillows in phytoremediation: state of the art in 2011 and future perspectives. Proceedings Strepow International Workshop, Andrevlje-Novi-Sad, Serbia February 23-24, 2011 167-176
  • 2011 Gatti E., Predieri S., Signore A., Tolerance to chhromium of micropropagated tree species. Proceedings Strepow International Workshop, Andrevlje-Novi-Sad, Serbia February 23-24, 2011  177-182
  • 2008 Gatti E., Micropropagation of Ailanthus altissima and in vitro heavy metal tolerance. Biologia  Plantarum. 52:146-148
  • 2003 S.Predieri,  J. Figaj, L. Rachwal  Selezione di piante arboree per il fitorimedio di pesticidi  Monti e Boschi  6:24-26
  • 2003 S.Predieri, E.Gatti, J Figaj, L. Rachwal. Selection of woody species with enhanced uptake capacity: the case study of Niedzwiady resort pollution by pesticide stored in bunkers. In: Phytoremediation Inventory COST Action 837 view T.Vanek and J-P Schwitzguebel eds.76. (2003)
  • 2001 S.Predieri, J. Figaj, L. Rachwal , E.Gatti, F. Rapparini. Selection of woody species with enhanced uptake capacity: the case-study of Niedzwiady resort pollution by pesticides stored in bunkers. Minerva Biotecnologica  13:111-116
  • 2001 J. Figaj , S. Predieri,  L. Rachval Primary selection of poplars suitable for areas polluted by pesticides Proceedings. 6th International HCH and Pesticide Forum March 20-22 2001, Poznań,. Selection of woody species with enhanced uptake capacity for protection against hazards posed by pesticides stored in bunkers (2001)