WP 2: Phytomining of PGM from Mine Wastes
WP leader: Professor Neil Bruce, University of York
WP partners: Professor James Clark, University of York; Dr Andrew Hunt, University of York; Dr John Meech, University of British Columbia; Dr Christopher Anderson, University of British Columbia; Dr Liz Rylott, University of York
- Determination of PGM uptake, and NP characterisation in hydroponically grown plants.
- Investigation of the genetic basis behind uptake of PGMs in Arabidopsis, A. halleri and N. caerulescens.
- Soil-based studies to characterise the ability of selected plant species to take up and accumulate PGMs from tailing samples.