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An Analysis of EDTA Interaction with Growing Plants within Phytoremediation Technology | Original Article

Pragya Shah1 Jaya Sharma2 Suchi Modi3 in Anusandhan (RNTUJ-AN) | Multidisciplinary Academic Research




Phytoremediation technology is the use of plants and associated soil microbes to reduce the concentration of contaminants in soil, water, air etc. and by the interaction of EDTA ie Ethylenediaminetetraacetic there is enhancement or increased growth of plants is observed at low to medium concentration. EDTA increase the solubility of metals in soil and absorption by plants from roots to shoots. Enhancement of root, shoot length is observed. Phytoremediation may be a cluster of technologies, that use plants to reduce, degrade, or immobilize environmental, toxins. Phytoextractions, conjointly called, phytoaccumulation, phytoabsorption, and Phytosequestration. This method reduces soil metal concentration by cultivating plants with a high capability for metal accumulation in shoots. Plants extract massive concentrations of heavy metals into their roots, translocate, transfer the heavy metals to above than ground shoots or leaves and manufacture great quantity of plant biomass that may simply be harvested. Rhizofiltration technique is used in clean up contaminated waste water or acid mine drainage by absorption or precipitation. Phytostabilization is phytoimmobilization, holding of contaminated soil and sediments in place of vegetation and to immobilized cyanogenic contaminants in soils. It happens through the action, precipitation, complexation or metal valence reduction. Fore grasses, sedges, forage and reeds. Phytovolatalization involves the use of plants to take up contaminants from the soil transforming them into volatile kind and transporting them into the atmosphere. egSe, transpiration. Phytodegr adation conjointly called Phytotransformation, involve sup take, metabolization degradation of contaminants at within the plant or within the soil sediments, sludges, groundwater or surface water by enzymes produced and released by the plant, but on addition of EDTA phytoremediation technology increases at higher rate.