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Review Article

Use of Hydrophilic Insoluble Polymers in the Restoration of Metal-Contaminated Soils

Table 3

Enzyme activity of polymer-amended metal-contaminated soils.

Metals contaminating the soilSoil enzymeIncrease in enzyme activity in amended soilsReference
compared to unamended soils

CuAcid phosphatase1.7
Cu -glucosidase1.8[46]
CuCellulaseNot stimulated

PbDehydrogenase3.3
PbProtease11
PbAcid phosphatase1.9[22]
Pb -glucosidase3.3
PbCellulase11

Pb, Cu, and ZnDehydrogenase1.6
Pb, Cu, and ZnAcid phosphataseNot stimulated[40]
Pb, Cu, and Zn -glucosidase1.5

CdDehydrogenaseNot stimulated
CdProtease1.5
CdAcid phosphatase1.1Unpublished results
Cd -glucosidase1.4
CdCellulase2.9

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