Technology offer : Lead phytoextraction & phytostabilization in contaminated soils using Cistus libanotis
Heavy metals present next to some industrial sites or land can spread in the air, water and soils and contaminate crops and groundwaters.
Belonging to Cistaceae family, Cistus libanotis exhibits the capacity to extract Lead (Pb and a few other elemnts) in contaminated soils. In particular, Lead is absorbed via the root system and stored in the plant and leaves. Lead concentrations higher than 1000 mg/kg can be stored in the plants.
On-site implementation is easy with using seeds or plants in areas as wide as required. The plants can be harvested every 3 to 5 years and incinerated to recover the metal(s) in the ash. Subsequent treatment can be applied to obtain pure metals.
Ref : OT-00004
Area of activity : ENVIRONMENT
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