Examples of Organizations Supporting Phytoremediation R&D

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Government-Sponsored Research

US Military Research Studies

Air Force Plant 4, Fort Worth, Texas
Army Ammunition Plant, Milan, TN USDA/ ARS USEPA


The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) US Government Books on Phytoremediaton

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Academic Research

This is just a small sample of what is being done.  I will be adding more material to this section.

Rutgers University, AgBiotech Center,,  New Brunswick, NJ

Research Interests: III. Phytoremediation: Using Plants to Remove Pollutants (toxic metals) from the Environment.
  • Understanding the physiological, biochemical and molecular mechanisms involved in metal uptake, accumulation and resistance.
  • Developing genetic approaches to improve phytoremediation.
  • hybrid poplar cuttingsUniversity of Georgia Savannah River Ecology Lab, Aiken SC

    Research Interests:  Hybrid poplarTrichocarpa deltoides, developing these fast-growing, adaptable trees into phytoremediators able to cope with a realistic mixture of contaminants.

    Also see this [ link ] on hybrid poplars and water quality from the University of Wisconsin.

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     Last update:  October 13, 2012