Evaluating the potential of using a combination of bioremediation and phytoremediation for a hydrocarbon and metal contaminated site

The main aim of this research project is to develop and test a sustainable green remediation technology to bring down the contaminant levels in a hydrocarbon and heavy metal contaminated site so that it can be used for public use. Anthropogenic industrial activities can lead to accumulation of harmful hydrocarbons and heavy metals in soil environment which can have human health impact and may enter food chain affecting ecosystem as well. If these contaminations happen at a public site, then the space cannot be used by public unless the contaminant levels are brought down below the maximum allowable concentration

Natalie Parsons
Faculty Supervisor: 
Mano Krishnapillai;Lakshman Galagedara
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