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Ligand enhanced heavy metals phytoextraction

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
4.03.00  Biotechnical sciences  Plant production   

Code Science Field
P510  Natural sciences and mathematics  Physical geography, geomorphology, pedology, cartography, climatology 
B410  Biomedical sciences  Soil science, agricultural hydrology 
Contaminated agricultural land, heavy metals, phytoextraction, industrial crops, sustainable development
Evaluation (rules)
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Researchers (6)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  04715  PhD Dea Baričevič  Biotechnical sciences  Researcher  2002 - 2004  279 
2.  06736  Andreja Hodnik  Plant production  Researcher  2002 - 2004  137 
3.  08259  PhD Domen Leštan  Plant production  Head  2002 - 2004  398 
4.  08185  MSc Tomaž Prus  Plant production  Researcher  2002 - 2004  350 
5.  05755  Janez Rupreht  Plant production  Researcher  2002 - 2004  316 
6.  04727  Marjan Šporar  Plant production  Researcher  2002 - 2004  250 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0481  University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty  Ljubljana  1626914  65,921 
Pollution of land with Pb and other heavy metals in EU and in Associated states from heavy metals is widespread, through area affected is not accurately determined. Remediation of large areas of agricultural land by conventional technologies developed for small areas of heavily contaminated sites is not feasible economically. The project aims at sustainable use of heavy-metal contaminated agricultural lands and simultaneous on-site phytoremediation of these lands with industrial crops such are energy plants (Miscanthus, Arundo spp.) and bio-diesel production crops (Brassicaceae spp.). Novel techniques of ligand enhanced soil phytoextraction will be introduced to reduce the pressure of phytoextraction on groundwater resources. Genetically engineered plants with increased potential for heavy metal accumulation will be tested. Advanced methods of soil chemistry and physics and soil microbial ecology will be used.
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