oa CSIR Science Scope - Scientists identify indigenous vegetation to help rehabilitate metal-polluted Olifants River : ideas that sustain

Volume 8, Issue 1
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CSIR experts in water chemistry and botany have found that certain indigenous vegetation are able to rehabilitate rivers polluted with metals such as iron, aluminium and manganese. Seven common and pollution-tolerant plant species prevalent on the banks of the Upper Olifants River were found to bioaccumulate these metals in areas where rivers are affected by mining and industry.

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