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Miamian
01-21-2008, 07:09 AM
http://web.israel21c.net/bin/en.jsp?enDispWho=Articles%5El1932&enPage=BlankPage&enDisplay=view&enDispWhat=object&enVersion=0&enZone=Technology&


Among the chemicals that can be cleaned from water and land include heavy metals, hormones, and residue from gas stations. In some cases, the plants can even digest explosives and pesticides.

Dolphan7
01-21-2008, 01:14 PM
What a great use of science, and nature!

Pagan
01-21-2008, 02:03 PM
That's really a great idea if it works.

ATL-DOLFAN
01-23-2008, 01:47 PM
The EPA/FDA/USDA use plants now to clean contaminated sites, oil spills etc.. in the US, its called phytoremediation. Really cool that this technology is being used.
http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/AR/archive/jun00/soil0600.htm
Their are bacateria that are used to clean up oil spills and used in bioreactors to clean up and make all sorts of products.

Miamian
01-23-2008, 01:53 PM
The EPA/FDA/USDA use plants now to clean contaminated sites, oil spills etc.. in the US, its called phytoremediation. Really cool that this technology is being used.
http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/AR/archive/jun00/soil0600.htm
Their are bacateria that are used to clean up oil spills and used in bioreactors to clean up and make all sorts of products.
Yeah, both articles talk about the same basic concept, although Cohen's system also includes the substrate for growing the plants and aerating the system according to some engineering that it doesn't explain. Do you know if that is universal in phytoremediation?