Phytoremediation of pesticides

Kekelj, Lana (2012) Phytoremediation of pesticides. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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The use of chemical substances in pest control has been well known since antiquity. Sumerians first applied sulphurous compounds, but the mayor revolution in pesticide production and use started in the early 1940s. Nowadays, there are more than 2.500 different types of pesticides available on the world market. In Croatia there are 363 active compounds available for use. With respect to target organism, pesticides can be divided in 11 different categories. Phytoremediation is ecologically acceptable technology, also known as „green technology“, and is being used in the last two decades. This method is used for land and sediment purifying or improvement, and uses plants for decompozition, assimilation, metabolism or detoxification of different pollutants. The most commonly used plant species in phytoremediation of pesticides is Kochia sp., which is also known as hyperaccumulator of several heavy metals. Maple tree is often used for phytoremediation of atrazine from polluted underground water and phytoremediation of nitrates and arochlorine. Phytoremediation is a very promising method, but is still under assessment. In the meantime, general public awareness regarding health and environment has to be significantly raised, especially among the pesticides handling population.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Supervisor: Radić Brkanac, Sandra
Date: 2012
Number of Pages: 9
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Silvana Šehić
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2014 10:06
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2014 10:06

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