Park, D. Fundamentally, it is a natural process that enhances the soil structure in addition to reducing the harmful contaminant to far less toxic levels.
Phytomining Once the plants have taken up the contaminants and they have bioaccumulated, companies specialize in phytomining. Advantages of Phytoremediation Plant roots stabilize soil and prevent movement of pollutants via runoff and windblown dust.
Thus, it takes time and plant mass to remove the contaminants. Other Considerations Regulatory Concerns As with other remediation techniques, cleanup time and the extent of the cleanup is often under regulatory considerations. The changing contaminant concentration ensures that the current process is effective, and can resultingly be utilized to modified the current treatment plan.
Anderson, and B. Phytoremediation requires several years or even decades to halve the levels of most contamination; this is especially seen when dealing with heavy metals McGrath. The biggest emphasis has been on control of the potentially toxic plant material, as it may have significant amounts of organic compounds and need additional treatment.
Park, B. Hence, the plants reduce toxicity with exceptions and sequester the xenobiotics in phytotransformation.