Technology offer : Lead's phytostabilization in contaminated soils thanks to Cistus libanotis

Technology's description

Heavy metals are toxic chemicals to humans and the environment. Notably present next to some industrial sites, they can spread in the air, water, soils, and contaminate crops and groundwater.

To fight against this phenomenon, IRD, INRA, CNESTEN, Mohammed V University and the University Abdelmalek Essaadi have patented impact Cistus Libanotis which reduces the mobility of lead in the environment. This plant has the advantage of being a pioneer plant, persistant with a rapid growth.

This natural process, innovative and environmentally friendly is the right solution to overcome the dispersion of lead in the vicinity of contaminated sites.


  • Easy to use
  • Economic comparing to conventional physico-chemical methods of soil treatment
  • Environmental friendly
  • Sustainable process
Ref : OT-00004

Area of activity : ENVIRONMENT

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Industrial applications

  • Phytostabilization

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  • This technologie is protected by a patent

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