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Phytoremediation is the use of plants to clean up contaminated soil and water.

The pollutants can be stored in the plant (phytoextraction), volatized by the plant (phytovolatization) or  metabolized by plant derived-enzymes (phytodegradation).

Click on the type of phytoremediation you wish to observe.

Learning goals

  • To demonstrate the various types of phytoremediation.

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Phytoremediation refers to the array of technologies that use plant-like organisms (algae as well as vascular plants), but also bacteria and fungi,  to remove pollutants from soil, water and…

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