Science Inventory

PHYTOREMEDIATION OF CONTAMINATED SOIL AND GROUND WATER AT HAZARDOUS WASTE SITES

Citation:

Pivetz, B. PHYTOREMEDIATION OF CONTAMINATED SOIL AND GROUND WATER AT HAZARDOUS WASTE SITES. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/540/S-01/500 (NTIS PB2001-105629), 2001.

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The purpose of this issue paper is to provide a concise discussion of the processes associated with the use of phytoremediation as a cleanup or containment technique for remediation of hazardous waste sites. Introductory material on plant processes is provided. The different forms of phytoremediation are defined and their applications are discussed. The types of contaminated media and contaminants that are appropriate for phytoremediation are summarized. Information is provided on the types of vegetation that have been studied or used in phytoremediation. The advantages and disadvantages of phytoremediation are discussed, and some cost information is provided. Considerations for design of a phytoremediation system are introduced; however, this issue paper is not a design manual.

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PHYTOREMEDIATION OF CONTAMINATED SOIL AND GROUND WATER AT HAZARDOUS WASTE SITES

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/REPORT)
Product Published Date: 03/11/2001
Record Last Revised: 08/10/2012
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 63407

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

SUBSURFACE PROTECTION AND REMEDIATION DIVISION

TECHNICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT STAFF