phytoremediation

Definitions

General Science

  • noun the decontamination of land by growing plants to absorb heavy metals or other soil contaminants

Construction

  • (written as Phytoremediation)
    A 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 to break down or uptake contaminants.
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