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Author(s): Shashi Kamal Yadav1, Veenu Joshi*2

Email(s): 1shashikamal2613@gmail.com, 2vinu.jsh@gmail.com


    1School of Studies in Biotechnology, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
    2Centre for Basic Sciences, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
    *Corresponding Author Email- vinu.jsh@gmail.com

Published In:   Volume - 5,      Issue - 1,     Year - 2023

DOI: 10.52228/NBW-JAAB.2023-5-1-5  

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A significant threat to the environment is the contamination of soil with hazardous metals. Chemical methods to remove heavy metals from the environment, such as heat treatment, electroremediation, soil replacement, precipitation, and chemical leaching, are typically very expensive and inapplicable to land for farming. However, other methods are being employed to clean up polluted environmental systems. One of these is phytoremediation, which relies on the use of hyper-accumulator plant species that can withstand significant concentrations of hazardous HMs in the soil. In this technique, harmful metals are removed, degraded, or detoxified using green plants. The efficacy of plants as candidates for HMs decontamination can be improved by applying phytoremediation assisted with chemical inducers or chelating agents, plant growth-promoting bacteria, and AMF inoculation. The present review discusses the toxicity of HMs and the environmentally friendly methods used to clean them up, with a particular emphasis on phytoremediation. Moreover, some advanced and sustainable modern technologies for enhancing phytoremediation potential of plants are also discussed.

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Shashi Kamal Yadav, Veenu Joshi (2023) Phytoremediation: A Sustainable Approach to Combat Heavy Metal Contaminated Soil - A Review. NewBioWorld A Journal of Alumni Association of Biotechnology,5(1):24-30.DOI: https://doi.org/10.52228/NBW-JAAB.2023-5-1-5

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