Project number: 17-25536Y
Project title: Phytoremediation of contaminated soils using nanoparticles: Implications for rhizosphere
Programme: GAČR, Junior project
Project coordinator: ČZU
Project partners: -
Project leader: Domingo Martínez-Fernández Ph.D.
Project schedule: 3 years (1.1.2017 – 31.12.2019)
Total project budget: 5 084 000,- CZK
The use of nanoparticles in soils represents an emerging method for stabilisation of contaminants, even more efficient in combination with phytostabilisation. However, the mechanisms at the soil-root interface are yet poorly understood. For that reason, the interactions of nanoparticles with rhizosphere need to be investigated in detail before their full application. The influence of the components of the rhizosphere (roots, root exudates, fungi, soil particles, etc.) on the reactivity of nanoparticles will be investigated. The implications for plant physiology related to water balance and stress will be evaluated considering incorporation of nanoparticles in plant tissues with special focus on the key processes in the soil-root interface. Sets of laboratory, hydroponic, rhizobox and field experiments will be conducted.