Remediation of soils contaminated with zinc by miscanthus

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Abstract

Miscanthus is a perennial grass, characterized by high yields. Yet, the cultivation of Miscanthus for bioenergy may generate land-use conflicts which might be avoided through the establishment of energy crops on marginal land. Moreover, in the Mediterranean region, water is a valuable resource and irrigation can represent a negative impact. In this context, this work aims to study the potentiality of Miscanthus (Miscanthus sinensis, Miscanthus floridulus and Miscanthus × giganteus) in Zn contaminated soils under a low irrigation regime. Results showed that biomass productivity of M. × giganteus, but not of M. sinensis and M. × floridulus were negatively affected by the contamination. M. × giganteus was the most productive genotype. Although the zinc removal percentages by Miscanthus accumulation represent 6% maximum, after three consecutive years, towards the Zn soil bioavailable fraction, the establishment of a Miscanthus cover represent an approach to attenuate and stabilize contaminated sites with additional revenue to owners.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities - Selected Papers from the 3rd Edition of the International Conference on Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities, 2015
EditorsC. Vilarinho, F. Castro, M. Russo
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages37-41
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic) 978-1-315-64900-9
ISBN (Print)978-1-138-02882-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event3rd International Conference on Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities, Wastes 2015 - Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Duration: 14 Sep 201516 Sep 2015

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities, Wastes 2015
CountryPortugal
CityViana do Castelo
Period14/09/1516/09/15

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Remediation
Irrigation
Zinc
Soils
Land use
Crops
Biomass
Contamination
Productivity
Water

Keywords

  • Soil pollution control
  • Biomass
  • Contamination
  • Crops
  • Remediation
  • Contaminated soils
  • Miscanthus sinensis
  • Mediterranean region
  • Panicum virgatum
  • Miscanthus
  • × giganteus

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Boléo, S., Fernando, A. L., Barbosa, B., Costa, J., Duarte, M. P., & Mendes, B. (2015). Remediation of soils contaminated with zinc by miscanthus. In C. Vilarinho, F. Castro, & M. Russo (Eds.), Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities - Selected Papers from the 3rd Edition of the International Conference on Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities, 2015 (pp. 37-41). CRC Press/Balkema. https://doi.org/10.1201/b18853-8
Boléo, Sara ; Fernando, A. L. ; Barbosa, B. ; Costa, J. ; Duarte, M. P. ; Mendes, B. / Remediation of soils contaminated with zinc by miscanthus. Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities - Selected Papers from the 3rd Edition of the International Conference on Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities, 2015. editor / C. Vilarinho ; F. Castro ; M. Russo. CRC Press/Balkema, 2015. pp. 37-41
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Boléo, S, Fernando, AL, Barbosa, B, Costa, J, Duarte, MP & Mendes, B 2015, Remediation of soils contaminated with zinc by miscanthus. in C Vilarinho, F Castro & M Russo (eds), Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities - Selected Papers from the 3rd Edition of the International Conference on Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities, 2015. CRC Press/Balkema, pp. 37-41, 3rd International Conference on Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities, Wastes 2015, Viana do Castelo, Portugal, 14/09/15. https://doi.org/10.1201/b18853-8

Remediation of soils contaminated with zinc by miscanthus. / Boléo, Sara; Fernando, A. L.; Barbosa, B.; Costa, J.; Duarte, M. P.; Mendes, B.

Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities - Selected Papers from the 3rd Edition of the International Conference on Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities, 2015. ed. / C. Vilarinho; F. Castro; M. Russo. CRC Press/Balkema, 2015. p. 37-41.

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Boléo S, Fernando AL, Barbosa B, Costa J, Duarte MP, Mendes B. Remediation of soils contaminated with zinc by miscanthus. In Vilarinho C, Castro F, Russo M, editors, Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities - Selected Papers from the 3rd Edition of the International Conference on Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities, 2015. CRC Press/Balkema. 2015. p. 37-41 https://doi.org/10.1201/b18853-8