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The use of short rotation willows and poplars for the recycling of saline waste watersAuthor(s): Jaconette Mirck; Ronald S. Jr. Zalesny; Ioannis Dimitriou; Jill A. Zalesny; Timothy A. Volk; Warren E. Mabee
Source: In: Sixth international phytotechnologies conference; 2009 December 2-4; St. Louis, MO. International Phytotechnology Society: 68.
Publication Series: Other
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionThe production of high-salinity waste waters by landfills and other waste sites causes environmental concerns. This waste water often contains high concentrations of sodium and chloride, which may end up in local ground and surface waters. Vegetation filter systems comprised of willows and poplars can be used for the recycling of saline waste water. These vegetation filters can lock waste water within the bounds of the landfill system and prevent it from entering the surrounding environment.
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CitationMirck, Jaconette; Zalesny, Ronald S. Jr.; Dimitriou, Ioannis; Zalesny, Jill A.; Volk, Timothy A.; Mabee, Warren E. 2009. The use of short rotation willows and poplars for the recycling of saline waste waters. In: Sixth international phytotechnologies conference; 2009 December 2-4; St. Louis, MO. International Phytotechnology Society: 68.
Keywordselectrical conductivity, waste sites, poplar, phytoremediation, phytotechnologies, willow
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