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Indeed money (gold) grows on trees

Shamsul Harumain, Zakuan Azizi and Keng, Shawn (2019) Indeed money (gold) grows on trees. The Petri Dish.

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Recent Kim Kim River toxic pollution incident has raised eyebrows and sparked anger of Malaysian public about the irresponsible act of water pollution. Although this is an extreme pollution case of toxic proportion, day-to-day mining activities will leave behind mine wastes which may contain toxic chemicals such as arsenic that might be leached out during the refining process. Scientists are now using plants to remediate this hidden threat, and literally turning mine tailings into gold nanoparticles for industrial use. The Petri Dish (PD), guest writer, SHAWN KENG interviewed International Islamic University Malaysia’s Dr Zakuan Azizi Shamsul Harumain (ZA) – to explain what phytomining and phytoremediation are, and its promising “Midas Touch” potential in turning mine tailings into mine treasures.

Item Type: Article (Electronic Media)
Additional Information: 7860/72118
Uncontrolled Keywords: Indeed money (gold), phytomining, phytoremediation, air pollution, Kim Kim River, water pollution
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
T Technology > TN Mining engineering. Metallurgy > TN400 Ore deposits and mining of particular metals
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Biotechnology
Kulliyyah of Science
Depositing User: Dr Zakuan Azizi Shamsul Harumain
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2019 16:44
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2019 16:44
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/72118

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