@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10001414,
	  title     = {Potential of Lavender (Lavandula vera L.) for Phytoremediation of Soils Contaminated with Heavy Metals},
	  author    = {Violina R. Angelova and  Dimitar F. Grekov and  Veselin K. Kisyov and  Krasimir I. Ivanov},
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	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {A field study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy
of lavender for phytoremediation of contaminated soils. The
experiment was performed on an agricultural fields contaminated by
the Non-Ferrous-Metal Works near Plovdiv, Bulgaria. The
concentrations of Pb, Zn and Cd in lavender (roots, stems, leaves and
inflorescences) and in the essential oils of lavender were determined.
Lavender is a plant which is tolerant to heavy metals and can be
grown on contaminated soils, and which can be referred to the
hyperaccumulators of lead and the accumulators of cadmium and
zinc, and can be successfully used in the phytoremediation of heavy
metal contaminated soils. Favorable is also the fact that heavy metals
do not influence the development of the lavender, as well as on the
quality and quantity of the essential oil. The possibility of further
industrial processing will make lavender economically interesting
crops for farmers of phytoextraction technology.},
	    journal   = {International Journal of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering},
	  volume    = {9},
	  number    = {5},
	  year      = {2015},
	  pages     = {522 - 529},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10001414},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/101},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 101, 2015},