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Phytoremediation uses plants to remove or degrade pollutants in the environment. The projected U.S. phytoremediation market will expand more than ten-fold between 1998 and 2005, to over $214 million. Researchers are matching plants to pollutants, in an effort to increase phytoremediation's effectiveness. Currently, grasses, poplars, cottonwoods, and other plants are cleaning up heavy metals, chemical solvents, explosives, petroleum hydrocarbons, and pesticides.
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Description Phytoremediation uses plants to remove or degrade pollutants in the environment. The projected U.S. phytoremediation market will expand more than ten-fold between 1998 and 2005, to over $214 million. Researchers are matching plants to pollutants, in an effort to increase phytoremediation's effectiveness. Currently, grasses, poplars, cottonwoods, and other plants are cleaning up heavy metals, chemical solvents, explosives, petroleum hydrocarbons, and pesticides.
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Date Issued 2002-11-01
Resource Type
Format
Subject
Source Journal of Soil & Water Conservation
Keyword green chemistry; pollution; phytoremediation; bioremediation; community health; soil; pollution; water; water pollution
Date Of Record Creation 2004-08-30 08:30:09
Education Level
Date Last Modified 2011-01-20 17:14:04
Publisher Published January 2002, Journal of Soil & Water Conservation
Creator Loriee Evans
Language english
Date Record Checked: 2005-05-17 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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