STP1115: A Plant Bioassay for Assessing Plant Uptake of Contaminants from Freshwater Soils or Dredged Material

    Folsom, BL
    Soil scientist and agronomist, U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MI

    Price, RA
    Soil scientist and agronomist, U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MI

    Pages: 6    Published: Jan 1991


    Abstract

    The plant bioassay described herein is one of the modules of the decision-making framework developed by the U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station for evaluating sediments before dredging. Collection and preparation of sediments are described as well as conduct of the plant bioassay. The bioassay is appropriate for estimating mobility of contaminants into the environment through plant uptake in wetland, marsh environments as well as drier agricultural-type upland conditions.

    Keywords:

    plant bioassay, heavy metal, contaminant, sediment, wetland, upland, freshwater, marsh


    Paper ID: STP19512S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E47.03

    DOI: 10.1520/STP19512S


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