Organic Waste Treatment

Analysis of the bioaccumulation and the persistence of organic pollutants from biowaste compost in plants

Tests on intact tomato plants using radioactive tracers show that fluoranthene is absorbed by the roots as well as the shoot, and is partially metabolised. In contrast, radioactivity from PCB-77 contaminated compost only accumulates in the root material.

 

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Quelle: German National Library of Science and Technology Hannover (TIB)