Managing India’s Hazardous Wastes

Hazardous wastes, bulk of which is generated by industries, can pollute and adversely affect human health if managed poorly. The effective management of such wastes is therefore essential. India urgently needs an appropriate strategy for generators of wastes and recyclers; regulatory bodies and operators of the facilities to treat and dispose hazardous wastes in an […]

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Cleaning Soils with Phytoremediation

The term phytoremediation coined by Dr Ilya Raskin, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA, refers to the cleanup of pollutants primarily mediated by photosynthetic plants. Cleanup is defined as the destruction, inactivation or immobilisation of the pollutants and/or its conversion into a harmless form. The process also called ‘green remediation’ or ‘botanical bioremediation’, involves the use […]

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