Phytoremediation is the direct use of living green plants for in situ, or in place, removal, degradation, or containment of contaminants in soils, sludges, sediments, surface water and groundwater.
A low cost, solar energy driven cleanup technique.
Most useful at sites with shallow, low levels of contamination.
Useful for treating a wide variety of environmental contaminants.
Effective with, or in some cases, in place of mechanical cleanup methods.