%0 Journal Article
	%A Petruzzelli G. and  Pedron F. and  Rosellini I. and  Tassi E. and  Gorini F. and  Barbafieri M.
	%D 2012
	%J International Journal of Environmental and Ecological Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 66, 2012
	%T Integrating Bioremediation and Phytoremediation to Clean up Polychlorinated Biphenyls Contaminated Soils
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/9937
	%V 66
	%X This work involved the use of phytoremediation to
remediate an aged soil contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls
(PCBs). At microcosm scale, tests were prepared using soil samples
that have been collected in an industrial area with a total PCBs
concentration of about 250 μg kg-1. Medicago sativa and Lolium
italicum were the species selected in this study that is used as
“feasibility test" for full scale remediation. The experiment was
carried out with the addition of a mixture of randomly methylatedbeta-
cyclodextrins (RAMEB). At the end of the experiment analysis
of soil samples showed that in general the presence of plants has led
to a higher degradation of most congeners with respect to not
vegetated soil. The two plant species efficiencies were comparable
and improved by RAMEB addition with a final reduction of total
PCBs near to 50%. With increasing the chlorination of the congeners
the removal percentage of PCBs progressively decreased.
	%P 357 - 360