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Title: The engineered phytoremediation of ionic and methylmercury pollution 70054yr.2000.doc

Abstract

Our long-term objective is to enable highly productive plant species to extract, resist, detoxify, and/or sequester toxic heavy metal pollutants (Meagher, 2000). We have focused our research on the phytoremediation of soil and water-borne ionic and organic mercury (Meagher and Rugh, 1996; Meagher et al., 2000). Mercury pollution is a serious world-wide problem affecting the health of human and wild-life populations. The Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Brookhaven National Laboratory have sites with significant levels of mercury contamination that could be cleaned by applying the scientific discoveries and new phytoremediation technologies described in this proposal. In the near future, the experience gained through engineering plants that hyperaccumulate mercury, can be applied to extraction or accumulation of various toxic heavy metal and radionuclide contaminates at dozens of DOE sites.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Department of Genetics,University of Georgia, Athens, GA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Environmental Management (EM) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
833502
Report Number(s):
EMSP-70054-2000
R&D Project: EMSP 70054; TRN: US200430%%1546
DOE Contract Number:  
FG07-99ER20257
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1 Jun 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; BNL; CONTAMINATION; MERCURY; METHYLMERCURY; ORNL; POLLUTANTS; POLLUTION; RADIOISOTOPES; SOILS

Citation Formats

Meagher, Richard B. The engineered phytoremediation of ionic and methylmercury pollution 70054yr.2000.doc. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.2172/833502.
Meagher, Richard B. The engineered phytoremediation of ionic and methylmercury pollution 70054yr.2000.doc. United States. doi:10.2172/833502.
Meagher, Richard B. Thu . "The engineered phytoremediation of ionic and methylmercury pollution 70054yr.2000.doc". United States. doi:10.2172/833502. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/833502.
@article{osti_833502,
title = {The engineered phytoremediation of ionic and methylmercury pollution 70054yr.2000.doc},
author = {Meagher, Richard B},
abstractNote = {Our long-term objective is to enable highly productive plant species to extract, resist, detoxify, and/or sequester toxic heavy metal pollutants (Meagher, 2000). We have focused our research on the phytoremediation of soil and water-borne ionic and organic mercury (Meagher and Rugh, 1996; Meagher et al., 2000). Mercury pollution is a serious world-wide problem affecting the health of human and wild-life populations. The Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Brookhaven National Laboratory have sites with significant levels of mercury contamination that could be cleaned by applying the scientific discoveries and new phytoremediation technologies described in this proposal. In the near future, the experience gained through engineering plants that hyperaccumulate mercury, can be applied to extraction or accumulation of various toxic heavy metal and radionuclide contaminates at dozens of DOE sites.},
doi = {10.2172/833502},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {6}
}

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