MODELING THE ROLE OF PHYTOREMEDIATION IN MITIGATING GROUNDWATER CONTAMINATION IN INDIA
J. S. PANDEY
R. N. SINGH
AbstractContamination of groundwater due to pesticides has become a major issue of concern in India. However, there are now attempts to contain and control this problem through phytoremediation, which is a very cost-effective and innovative technology. On the other hand, none of the hitherto developed models for groundwater contamination has incorporated an explicit role for phytoremediation. We have accordingly modified an earlier model used for studying groundwater contamination, and conducted sensitivity studies of the resulting model. It turns out that groundwater contamination has strongest dependence on the parameters, that represent the underground gradient of microbial population density.
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