Rhizoremdiation of petroleum hydrocarbon-contaminated soils and greenhouse gas emission characteristics: A review

Yoonjoo Seo, Kyung Suk Cho

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Abstract

Rhizoremediation, based on the ecological synergism between plant and rhizosphere microorganisms, is an environmentally friendly method for the remediation of petroleum hydrocarbon-contaminated soils. In order to mitigate global climate change, it is necessary to minimize greenhouse gas emissions while cleaning-up contaminated soils. In rhizoremediation, the main factors affecting pollutant remediation efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions include not only pollutant and soil physicochemical properties, but also plant-microbe interactions, microbial activity, and addition of amendments. This review summarizes the development in rhizoremediation technology for purifying oil-contaminated soils. In addition, the key parameters and strategies required for rhizoremediation to mitigate climate change mediation are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-112
Number of pages14
JournalKorean Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
Volume48
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2020

Keywords

  • Contaminated soil
  • Greenhouse gas mitigation
  • Petroleum hydrocarbon
  • Plant
  • Rhizomicroorganism
  • Rhizoremediation

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