Evaluation of the use of prairie grasses for stimulating polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon treatment in soil

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Chemosphere, ISSN: 0045-6535, Vol: 20, Issue: 1, Page: 253-265

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Wayne Aprill; Ronald C. Sims
Elsevier BV
Environmental Science; Chemistry; evaluation; prairie grasses; stimulating; polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon; treatment; soil; UWRL; Biological Engineering; Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering
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A research project was conducted to evaluate enhanced treatment of toxic organic chemicals in soil using deep rooted grasses. Eight types of prairie grasses were evaluated in the treatment of four polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in a sandy loam soil. The extent of PAH disappearance in vegetated soil was significantly greater than in unvegetated soil.