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The Phytoremediation Reddit


The Phytoremediation Reddit

Phytoremediation - technologies that use living plants to clean up soil, air, and water contaminated with hazardous chemicals.

Phytoremediation is a cost-effective plant-based approach of remediation that takes advantage of the ability of plants to concentrate elements and compounds from the environment and to metabolize various molecules in their tissues. It refers to the natural ability of certain plants called hyperaccumulators to bioaccumulate, degrade, or render harmless contaminants in soils, water, or air. Toxic heavy metals and organic pollutants are the major targets for phytoremediation. Knowledge of the physiological and molecular mechanisms of phytoremediation began to emerge in recent years together with biological and engineering strategies designed to optimize and improve phytoremediation. In addition, several field trials confirmed the feasibility of using plants for environmental cleanup.

Wikipedia: phytoremediation


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Plants to remove used motor oil from soil?

Hey guys, I'm trying to fix up and old flowerbed that I know previous users have dumped used motor oil in after an oil change. I want to grow edible plants and herbs in there at some point, so I would like to try and remediate the soil a bit first. Do y'all know of any plants specifically useful for removing oil from soil? Also, I had some potatoes sprouting eyes, so I planted them out there, does anyone know if potatoes will absorb oil?

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2024/06/05
01:41 UTC

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There’s a nasty missile silo in my small hometown and I want to fix it with cool people and the plants they love

Imagine a 60’s era Titan missile complex drenched in TCE and neglected by an apathetic local government just waiting for a group of ragtag scientists, grant writers, influencers and plant lovers to figure it out!Anyone with experience or advice about embarking on such an idealistic goal as this would be of huge help. 🙏

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2024/04/08
06:04 UTC

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Anyone still here?

Hello! I’m interested in phytoremediation for wastewater projects and was wondering if there are still folk using this community?

6 Comments
2024/02/18
00:00 UTC

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Improving Contaminated Soil with Native Plants & Phytoremediation

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2023/07/04
00:07 UTC

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Improving Outdoor Air Quality with Native Plants & Phytoremediation

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2023/07/04
00:07 UTC

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Improving Stormwater with Native Plants & Phytoremediation

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2023/07/04
00:06 UTC

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Aquatic Plants that phytoremediate roadway water

We want to phytoremediate water from a tarmac road to use for our farm.

We need to remove trace petroleum products, brake dust and tire / rubber particulate and it’s assorted chemicals.

Importantly, we’d like to identify plants / processes that can do this with as little water extraction as possible. We want to use the after-process water for crop irrigation.

We have one mile of roadway water to decontaminate.

Thoughts?

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2023/04/26
18:30 UTC

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Photosynthesis vs Phytoremediation

Is there is any difference about its purification process on Carbon Dioxide (CO2)?

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2023/04/24
06:40 UTC

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looking to buy seeds to do some phytoremediation on a terrain in canada. anyone got a link to suggest?

was thinking about indian mustard, maybe. open to suggestions.

2 Comments
2023/04/06
13:14 UTC

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HELP

Hello

Does anyone know of the benefits of vetiver grass? I'm looking to use it to clean lead contaminants in the soil. I also heard Indian grass is great but not sure

1 Comment
2022/01/19
19:13 UTC

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how would you decontaminate the soil of an ancient garage?

lot of trash in there too. I heard of some plants like switchgrass and indian grass but i wonder if i should let it be or i will have to remove the plant once it's dead to avid recontaminating the soil. from some abstracts that i have read it seems i can just leave it there.

8 Comments
2021/12/25
20:05 UTC

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Remediating roadway water runoff

Hello everyone, I own agricultural grassland in an area with heavy rainfall.

A regional highway passes at the top of my land and the roadway sheet is directed to runoff points that then enter my fields. That situation can’t change.

What I would like to do is divert that water in to a multi-pond system for single or multiple stage phytoremediation and then use it to irrigate my fields minus the roadway pollutants. My interest was prompted by salmon die-offs in the PNW:

https://www.pugetsoundinstitute.org/2021/08/discovery-of-tire-related-chemical-that-kills-coho-salmon-sparks-widespread-response/

My land is in the European Union.

Is there a system for this sort of remediation that anyone can point me towards?

Thank you!

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2021/12/08
21:54 UTC

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Lemna, agricultural wastewater phytoremediation biotechnology.

1 Comment
2021/05/07
04:58 UTC

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Prove the effectiveness of your work

Day 4 of 12 Days of Restoration lead us to Will Lewis of Sequence Environmental who has a vision to integrate drones into water quality monitoring process, reducing the cost of sample collection by 10x , which can help prove your phytoremediation effectiveness.

https://youtu.be/Zbwq-2qVxyY

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2020/11/28
23:12 UTC

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