OREO-3. Potential Effectiveness of Bacterial and Plant Bioremediation at Restoring Heavy Metal Polluted Soil


Viktoriia Udovichenko1
Amy Choi
Nicole Jensen
Nikki Adams
Brittny Mikhaiel2
Faculty Mentor: Levent Atici, Ph.D.3
1West Career and Technical Academy
2College of Sciences, School of Life Sciences
3Division of Research, Office of Undergraduate Research

ABSTRACT
Heavy metal pollution in soil affects not only human health and agriculture but also plant growth, plant genetics, and microbial communities. Solutions such as bioremediation have been proposed, entailing the introduction of microorganisms and plants that can break down pollutants. This study will analyze a variety of peer-reviewed academic journals to assess the viability of using bioremediation to combat heavy metal pollution. In situ bioremediation techniques have proven more effective than ex situ techniques or bioreactors (Vidali, 2001). This study specifically covers two types of in situ bioremediation: microbial and plant bioremediation. The effectiveness of using different bioremediation techniques will be evaluated in terms of adverse effects on the microbial ecosystem within the soil, the time taken to decontaminate the soil, and other factors that should be considered.

Date

Nov 15 - 19 2021
Expired!

Time

All Day

Labels

OREO
The Office of Undergraduate Research

Organizer

The Office of Undergraduate Research
Phone
702-895-4771
Email
our@unlv.edu
Website
http://unlv.edu/our

Speakers

2 Replies to “OREO-3. Potential Effectiveness of Bacterial and Plant Bioremediation at Restoring Heavy Metal Polluted Soil”

  1. Hello Viktoriia!
    I really appreciate you shedding light on the dangers of heavy metal pollution! I feel as a society we have a tendency to focus on our own instant gratification and thus fail to prepare for the inevitable consequences of our lifestyles. This is displayed by our lack of acknowledgment of climate change and even how little we teach of the negative impacts that pollution has on our health as a society. What I loved most about your presentation is your inherent focus on what we can do to improve our situation and reverse the damaging effects of heavy metal pollution on our soil!

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