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2016-02-19 Ukraine: Urban Soils Pollution


Urban Soils Pollution

Description of the project offered: 
SCC-02-2016-2017:Demonstrating innovative nature-based solutions in cities
Territories which closely crossed by industrial and agricultural production are often polluted with heavy metals, which creates certain risks of excessive of its accumulation in plants. Soils of such urban and industrial areas frequently used for the cultivation of agricultural plants, such as urban gardening . Moreover its perform the an important biospheric function of control for quality related environments, especially groundwater, as well as the accumulation of pollutants in plants. However certain species of wild plants are known for their ability to accumulate significant amounts of Cd, Pb, Zn, Cu, Ni and other heavy metals, in their organism, without significant damage to themselves. For example in areas of natural geochemical anomalies, these herbs-concentratots (HCs) protect less resistant species from excessive accumulation of heavy metals. Taking up this metallic loading on themselves, HCs perform a great protective function in ecosystems. Our piece of work assumes a goal to use this effect to create an artificial biological community that would help protecting crops from excessive accumulation of heavy metals under conditions of environmental contamination. Complex cultivation of agricultural crops and HCs enables growing up agricultural products with acceptable safety characteristics in areas contaminated with heavy metals. This method of bioremediation is promising to involve agricultural production in close vicinity to urban areas which, due to soil contamination indices, are considered as out-of-condition. Such an approach does not conflict with other (physical, chemical, biological etc.) detoxification and pollution - localization measures, and can be used either separately or in combination with other approaches for such items as:
- Extraction the toxic compounds of heavy metals from contaminated soil ;
- Protection of biodiversity;
- Renaturalization of industrial wastelands;
- Enhancement of soil ecosystem services.
Project proposer:   Anatoly Fateev (Ukraine)
Partner role:  Project participant 
Partner organisation:  Research
Call for proposal title:  CALL: SMART AND SUSTAINABLE CITIES 
Call for proposal identifier:  H2020-SCC-2016-2017

Description of the collaboration sought: 

Expertise sought: Sustainable development, Waste management, Environmental protection, Water resource management, Agricultural biotechnology, Agriculture, 
Roles sought: Project coordinator, Project participant, 
Organisation types sought: Public administration, Research, Industry, Education, Consultancy, Non-governmental organisation (NGO), Small or medium-sized enterprise (SME), 
Countries sought: Austria, Bulgaria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, 

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