Investigators at Institute of Chemical Technology Report Research in Environmental Research
2012 JUL 6 (VerticalNews) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Ecology, Environment & Conservation -- Investigators publish new report on Environmental Research. According to news reporting from Poznan, Poland, by VerticalNews journalists, researchers stated "This study focused on assessing the phytoremediation potential of wetland plants toward atrazine in an aquatic environment. Changes in plant biomass and atrazine content were investigated for three plant species: sweet flag, broadleaf cattail, and narrow-leaf cattail."
The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research by the authors from the Institute of Chemical Technology, "Atrazine removal and shifts in plant biomass were assessed. Two mathematical models were built to describe atrazine toxicity toward the studied plant species and fate of atrazine during long-term phytoremediation. Sweet flag exhibited the highest tolerance toward atrazine as well as the most efficient atrazine removal rate. The average. atrazine half-life was significantly reduced from about 400 days to 5 days."
According to the news reporters, the researchers concluded: "The highest studied initial concentration of atrazine (20 mg/l) was reduced by more than 99% after 40 days."
For more information on this research see: Phytoremediation Potential of Three Wetland Plant Species Toward Atrazine in Environmentally Relevant Concentrations. Polish Journal of Environmental Studies, 2012;21(3):697-702. Polish Journal of Environmental Studies can be contacted at: Hard, Post-Office Box, 10-718 Olsztyn 5, Poland.
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting R. Marecik, Poznan Univ Technical, Inst Chem Technol & Engn, PL-60965 Poznan, Poland.
Keywords for this news article include: Poznan, Poland, Europe, Environmental Research
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