In-situ bioremediation of contaminated soils from Rodna mining areas from Bistrița-Năsăud county

  • Cornel Negrusier University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine – ManaÅŸtur St., No.3-5, Cluj Napoca, Romania
  • Ioan Pacurar University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine – ManaÅŸtur St., No.3-5, Cluj Napoca, Romania
  • Orsolya Borsai University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine – ManaÅŸtur St., No.3-5, Cluj Napoca, Romania
  • Attila Keseru University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine – ManaÅŸtur St., No.3-5, Cluj Napoca, Romania
Keywords: bioremediation, heavy metals, plants, soil

Abstract

Soil ecosystems contaminated with heavy metals can cause significant damages to the environment and human health due to the mobility and solubility capacity of the contaminants. This research was carried out to set up a suitable bioremediation scheme for cleaning up the soil from the mining sites of Anieș and Glod Valley from Bistrița-Năsăud county. Based on the investigations that have been made (soil colour, pH, organic content of the soil, plant inventory) phytoremediation seemed to be the most effective and environmentally-friendly method that could be used to neutralize or remove heavy metals from the soil.

Author Biographies

Cornel Negrusier, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine – Manaştur St., No.3-5, Cluj Napoca, Romania
PhD at Agronomy Department
Ioan Pacurar, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine – Manaştur St., No.3-5, Cluj Napoca, Romania
Head of Soil Science Department
Orsolya Borsai, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine – Manaştur St., No.3-5, Cluj Napoca, Romania
PhD student, Horticulture Department
Attila Keseru, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine – Manaştur St., No.3-5, Cluj Napoca, Romania
PhD student, Horticulture Department
Published
2016-11-30