Monitoring of soils contaminated by military activities during phytoremediation using Miscanthus x giganteus

Fixation, Monitoring & Assessment of War Consequences and Post-War Reconstruction (NEW)


First and Last Name Academic degree E-mail Affiliation
Ruslana Huminilovych Ph.D. ruslana.r.huminilovych [at] Lviv Polytechnic National University
Lviv, Ukraine
Vitalii Stadnik Ph.D. vitalii.y.stadnik [at] Lviv Polytechnic National University
Lviv , Ukraine
Martyn Sozanskyi Ph.D. sozanskyi.m [at] Lviv Polytechnic National University
Lviv , Ukraine
Valentina Pidlisnyuk Ph.D. pidlisnyuk [at] Jan Evangelista Purkyně University
Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic
Andriy Ivaniuk Ph.D. ivanykandr [at] Ukrainian National Forestry University
Lviv, Ukraine

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First published on this website: 02.08.2023 - 16:34

Human economic activities disrupt natural biogeochemical cycles and pollute air, water bodies, and soils with various organic and inorganic substances. The use of numerous poisonous chemicals in agriculture and everyday life, waste from internal combustion engines of vehicles, including space, mining and processing of minerals, urban sewage of megacities, and military actions related to the use of explosive devices and substances to neutralize enemy equipment, as well as violations of logistics and destruction of warehouses with fuel and lubricants and other materials, leads to the disruption of natural cycles and balanced environmental conditions. For example, heavy metals and chemical pollutants in the environment accumulate and move along the food chain (soil - plants - animals - humans), affecting various organs of animals and humans, and causing diseases. The environmental issue is becoming more acute as it is often accompanied by a decrease in the amount of land suitable for agricultural use. Additionally, the hostilities of the 21st century, currently relevant in the territory of the east and south of Ukraine, are extremely dependent on the use of various types of land, air, and sea equipment both directly on the battlefield and to provide various logistical needs, numerous types of ammunition, mines, and sometimes, chemical weapons. Therefore, the development and implementation of simple, effective, and reliable methods of soil purification, as well as the restoration of their agrochemical indicators, is an important scientific and practical task. That's why we conducted research that combined the phytoremediation of soils in the process of growing energy crops that can be used as a safe eco-fuel for solid-fuel boilers, as well as for pulp production.


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