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Halophytes, the answer to all your salt problems

Wallert, A.M. (2009) Halophytes, the answer to all your salt problems. Bachelor's Thesis, Biology.

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Accumulation of salt in wastewater and soil is a increasing environmental and economic problem that might be solved with use of halophytes. To do so understanding of how halophytes take up and distribute sodium is needed. Also more insight on the use of halophytes as agricultural products is important. With this information, an economically valid and reliable system of removing salts from wastewater may be build. The halophytes take up salt through the roots and distribute it by the active pumping of the sodium ions into the vacuoles. The ability of halophytes to grow in a high saline surrounding makes them useful as a guard against saline pollution to the environment. The halophytes can have a double use, as they can also be used as crops for the production of oil seeds and biofuel. The use of halophytes is recommended for the desalination of waste water at an industrial site near A.G. Wildervanckkanaal.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's Thesis)
Degree programme: Biology
Thesis type: Bachelor's Thesis
Language: English
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 07:29
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2018 07:29

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