Phytoremediation (from Ancient Greek ???? (phyto), meaning "plant", and Latin remedium, meaning "restoring balance") describes the treatment of environmental problems (bioremediation) through the use of plants that mitigate the environmental problem without the need to excavate the contaminant material and dispose of it elsewhere.
Phytoremediation consists of mitigating pollutant concentrations in contaminated soils, water, or air, with plants able to contain, degrade, or eliminate metals, pesticides, solvents, explosives, crude oil and its derivatives, and various other contaminants from the media that contain them.
A-Z of plants which function as a Phytoremediation
- Fallopia japonica (Japanese knotweed Japanese bamboo Mexican bamboo)
- [Phytoremediation] Wikipedia (2013/03/20)