Date of Degree

2011

Document Type

Master's thesis

Degree Name

MS (Master of Science)

Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

First Advisor

Jerald L. Schnoor

Abstract

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.

Pages

x, 98

Bibliography

76-79

Copyright

Copyright 2011 Matthew Brian Flannigan