Green for Brown (G4B): a novel tool for evaluating phytoextraction in soils polluted by heavy metals

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Abstract

Green for Brown (G4B) is a novel, open-source, computer-based, and spatially-distributed tool for evaluating phytoextraction in soils polluted by heavy metals. G4B operates with easily quantifiable inputs related to the soil, plant, and climate compartments. We evaluate G4B’s potential by simulating the arsenic (As) phytoextraction performance of a fern. G4B predictions indicate that the tested fern was able to extract 17.23 mg L-1 of As per growing cycle, requiring 8 cycles to restore the soil As to safety level. G4B was shown to be an effective and viable tool for assessing heavy metal phytoextraction from polluted soil.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRecent Advances in Environmental Science from the Euro-Mediterranean and Surrounding Regions
PublisherSpringer
ISBN (Electronic)9783319705484
ISBN (Print)9783319705477
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameAdvances in Science, Technology & Innovation
PublisherSpringer
ISSN (Electronic)2522-8714

Keywords

  • phytoextraction
  • model
  • plant
  • soil
  • heavy metal
  • arsenic

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    Gonzalez-Ollauri, A., & Mickovski, S. B. (2018). Green for Brown (G4B): a novel tool for evaluating phytoextraction in soils polluted by heavy metals. In Recent Advances in Environmental Science from the Euro-Mediterranean and Surrounding Regions (Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-70548-4_81