Date of Degree
MS (Master of Science)
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Jerald L. Schnoor
In order to protect natural resources and ecosystems at Eglin Air Force Base (EAFB), a strategy must be developed for the containment and/or treatment of explosive contaminants on testing and training ranges under continuous use. Phytoremediation is the direct use of living plants for in situ (in place) remediation of contaminated soil, sludges, sediments, and groundwater through contaminant removal, degradation, or containment. Due to its ability to continuously treat large areas at low cost with low impact to the site, phytoremediation was implemented through a field study at EAFB in order to increase range sustainability.
Air Force Base, Bahiagrass, Energetics, Explosives, Phytoremediation, Remediation
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