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Phytoremediation of heavy metals and its mechanism: A brief review

Ankur Gupta, Chandrajit Balomajumder


In this study a review has been carried out for the uptake of toxic pollutants by various plants from water and soil. Phytoremediation is an emerging technology for the cleaning of soil and water and cheap in comparison to other technologies. The mechanism of the uptake of toxic pollutants is discussed.


Phytoremediation; chlorophyll; phytoextraction; macrophyte; pollutant; hyper accumulator

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