Phytoremediation

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phytoremediation

[‚fīd·ō·ri‚mēd·ē′ā·shən]
(agriculture)
The use of green plants to manage or reduce high levels of soil and groundwater contaminants.

Phytoremediation

Low-cost option for site cleanup when the site has low levels of contamination that are widely dispersed. Phytoremediation (a subset of bioremediation) uses plants and trees to break down or take up contaminants.
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Waster waters Benzene removal of 85%; Eke & Scholz contaminated with in wetlands with biomass, the (2008) benzene removal took half of the time to that of the wetlands without biomass; the predominant removal mechanism was Phytovolatilization.
In the last decade, the term has been expanded to cover several plant-induced remediation mechanisms including phytostabilization for heavy metals; phytovolatilization for mercury, selenium, and chlorinated solvents; phytotransformation for munitions, pesticides, and chlorinated solvents; and rhizosphere degradation or plant-assisted bioremediation for organic compounds.
Another aspect of phytoremediation that likely occurs in conjunction with plant uptake of Se is phytovolatilization.