Reference : Phytoremediation of contaminated sites in urban environment : preliminary results of ...
Scientific congresses and symposiums : Unpublished conference
Life sciences : Environmental sciences & ecology
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/33178
Phytoremediation of contaminated sites in urban environment : preliminary results of a study focussed on Lubumbashi.
English
Colinet, Gilles mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech > Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech >]
Saad, Layla [Université de Liège - ULg > Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech > Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech >]
Cubaka, Alfred [ > > ]
Ngongo, Michel [ > > ]
Mahy, Grégory mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech > Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech >]
Verbruggen, Nathalie [ > > ]
Bock, Laurent mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech > Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech >]
Meerts, Pierre [ > > ]
Jul-2007
Yes
International
9th International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements (ICOBTE).
du 15 juillet 2007 au 19 juillet 2007
Beijing
China
[en] soil contamination ; natural background ; metallic trace elements
[en] A specific flora has developped in Central Africa on soils which are naturally rich in Cu and Co. Mining and ore treatment activities in the Katanga province (RDC) have generated contaminations which do endanger ecosystem viability and/or human health. A survey of edaphic conditions prevailing for plant growing in natural metalliferous outcrops, the « copper hills », in mining sites (quarries), and in contaminated areas around metal smelters, is conducted as a first stage of a phytoremediation-based research program. Soluble, available and total content in some metallic trace elements have been measured. The first results show a relatively high heterogeneity inside and between sites. But the main finding is related to the very different nature of contamination between the three types of sites. This point constitutes an additionnal difficulty that should be taken into account for the selection of metallophytic species from the copper hills or the quarries in order to vegetalize a site contaminated by atmospheric fall outs from metal smelters in Lubumbashi.
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/33178

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