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Environmental Science and Pollution Research

, Volume 26, Issue 19, pp 19327–19334 | Cite as

Depollution of mining effluents: innovative mobilization of plant resources

  • Andrii Stanovych
  • Muriel Balloy
  • Tomasz K. Olszewski
  • Eddy Petit
  • Claude GrisonEmail author
Research Article
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Abstract

Based on the ability of some specific aquatic plants to concentrate metals in their roots, we propose an innovative biosorption system to clean up mining effluents. The system we propose represents an interesting solution to an important environmental problem, the decontamination of metal-polluted water and prevention of dispersal of metals into the environment. The solution presented is a form of ecological recycling of Zn, an essential primary metal in many industrial applications. Finally, the methodology developed is a sustainable way of managing the biomass from eradication or control of invasive plants.

Keywords

Aquatic pollution Metal-contaminated mining effluents Water management Biosorption Plant-based filter system Sustainable and eco-friendly processes 

Notes

Funding information

The authors gratefully acknowledge financial support from the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), FEDER- UNION EUROPEENNE- Région Occitanie, Klorane Botanical Foundation (KBF), Suez Foundation, Compagnie Nationale du Rhône (CNR), and Alain Canales (Syndicat Mixte Ganges le Vigan) for the crops of Fallopia japonica.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratory of Bio-inspired Chemistry and Ecological InnovationsUMR 5021 CNRS - University of MontpellierMontpellierFrance
  2. 2.Faculty of ChemistryWrocław University of Science and TechnologyWrocławPoland
  3. 3.Institut Européen des Membranes, CNRS - University of MontpellierEcole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de MontpellierMontpellierFrance

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