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#1 2019-04-02 02:07:09

Evan
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Getting the Lead (and Other Contaminants) Out of Water and Soils(2019)

https://www.stevens.edu/news/getting-le … -and-soils

In early greenhouse tests, Sarkar reports, vetiver removed up to 24 percent of ambient lead from soils in test columns in one EDDS application cycle.

Vetiver again proved an effective filter. In a greenhouse test on 132-gallon plug-flow reactors of municipal wastewater effluent spiked with two common antibiotics, ciprofloxacin and tetracycline, the grass' massive root system removed nearly all antibiotics — as well as excess nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus — within as little as two weeks, Sarkar's team found. When the spent vetiver is later pyrolyzed into biochar, the antibiotics are destroyed.


https://www.facebook.com/groups/vetiver … 837147760/

Professor makes some comments in the above FB link.

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#2 2019-04-02 04:55:59

Evan
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Re: Getting the Lead (and Other Contaminants) Out of Water and Soils(2019)

Both the below are involved with this study and many others on Vetiver and treatment of contaminated land and water. Click the links to read more.

https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl … qTjQ4AAAAJ - Dibyendu Sarkar

https://scholar.google.com/citations?us … AAAJ&hl=en - Rupali Datta

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