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Type of publication: research article
Type of publication (PDB): Straipsnis konferencijos medžiagoje kitose duomenų bazėse / Article in conference proceedings in other databases (P1c)
Field of Science: Aplinkos inžinerija / Environmental engineering (T004);Ekologija ir aplinkotyra / Ecology and environmental sciences (N012)
Author(s): Kniuipytė, Inesa;Praspaliauskas, Marius;Žaltauskaitė, Jūratė;Dikšaitytė, Austra
Title: Bioremediation efficiency of heavy metal contaminated soil using earthworm eisenia fetida
Is part of: Environmental engineering : 11th international conference, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania, 21–22 May, 2020. Vilnius : VGTU, 2020
Extent: p. 1-8
Date: 2020
Keywords: Bioremediation;Efficiency;Earthworm;Heavy metals
ISBN: 9786094762321
Abstract: The amount of sewage sludge (SS) used in agriculture and forest plantations is constantly growing in EU. It’s known that even after various treatment methods some of contaminants still remain. The main risks of using SS in agriculture or forestry are related with hevy metals and organic pollutants content in SS. Heavy metals tend to acumu-late in the environment and living organisms and may cause different adverse effects. Bioremediation using earth-worms can be used to eliminate or mitigate the threat of heavy metals. Bioremediation is cheaper, requiries less energy and is more environmentally friendly than conventional physical or chemical remediation methods. But it’s really im-portant to evaluate bioremediation efficiency for SS, because there is evidence that nutrients in SS might improve ef-ficiency of bioremediation. In this study earthworms Eisenia fetida were exposed for 9 weeks to SS amended soil. Earthworm mortality, growth and heavy metals (Al, Fe) accumulation were evaluated. The results showed that SS had a highly significant effect on earthworm mortality (F=4.98; p<0.05) and growth (F=3.88–67.02; p<0.05). Both metals concentrations in soil were signifficant (p<0.05) lower after vermi-remediation than after SS soil amendments. SS concentration had a significant effect to Al concentration accumulated in earthworm tissue (F=33.71; p<0.05). This study demonstrated that bioremediation efficiency using E. fetida depends on concentrations of SS, survival and growth of earthworms
Affiliation(s): Aplinkotyros katedra
Lietuvos energetikos institutas
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:3. Konferencijų medžiaga / Conference materials
Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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