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REMEDIATION OF POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBS) IN CONTAMINATED SOILS AND SEDIMENT: STATE OF KNOWLEDGE AND PERSPECTIVES
Jing, R., S. Fusi, and B.V. Kjellerup.
Frontiers in Environmental Science 6:Article 79(2018)

This review summarizes remediation solutions frequently implemented for PCBs: microbial degradation, phytoremediation, dehalogenation by chemical reagent, and removal by activated carbon. Recent studies of other technologies investigated for PCBs remediation have included supercritical water oxidation, ultrasonic radiation, bimetallic systems, nanoscale zero-valent iron-based reductive dehalogenation and biofilm-covered activated carbon, and electrokinetic remediation. The advantages and disadvantages of each general treatment strategy and promising technology for PCBs remediation are compared. The potential of using combined technologies for PCB remediation is also discussed. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fenvs.2018.00079/full



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