PUBLICATION: Enhancement of root immobilization potential in As-contaminated waters

Root iron plaque formation using Fe nanoparticles was studied for the first time and its distribution in P. australis roots was assessed by electron microscopic method (SEM-EDS). Increased iron plaque formation enhanced P. australis arsenic immobilization capacity.

 

Pardo T., Martínez-Fernández D., de la Fuente C., Clemente R., Komárek M., Pilar Bernal M., 2016. Maghemite nanoparticles and ferrous sulfate for the stimulation of iron plaque formation and arsenic immobilization in Phragmites australis. Environmental Pollution 219, 296-304. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2016.10.014

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