Application of Certain Plants to Phytoremediation of Waste Oil
Wei Xie
Eric Hamber
Floor Location : 010312

Phytoremediation is a technology that uses the ability of plants to concentrate and metabolize certain compounds in their environments for cleaning contaminated environments of hazardous waste products. Ranunculus, or the Buttercup, has been reported to grow in waste environments including municipal waste disposals and has been subsequently investigated for several phytoremediative applications.

The application of Ranunculus to the phytoremediation of waste oils was investigated. An experiment to compare the biological characteristics of a contained oil contaminated soil environment in the presence and control absence of Ranunculus was set up. The results suggest that Ranunculus exhibits phytoremediative properties towards waste oils.