Pollutech's monitoring teams, analytical services group and Professional Biologists have teamed together on a number of occasions to provide unique services related to aquatic and terrestrial botanical investigations. Given the knowledge that plants play a critical role in our ecosystem and that they also act as prime indicators of natural or man-made pollution, Pollutech has executed a number of investigations to examine these environmental effects using the process of phytotoxicology.
Typical investigative projects in the field of phytotoxicology include:
In addition to investigative programs, Pollutech's biologists routinely interact with the process engineering group and geotechnical team, to investigate the role of plants in the remediation of contaminated systems. It is well known that certain plants, whether aquatic or terrestrial, have specific affinities for organic and inorganic pollutants. Specific algae species, for example, are able to degrade complex organic molecules in waste treatment systems, or assist in nutrient removal from conventional sewage treatment plants. Grasses are known to selectively extract ions from soils, which can be optimized to perform phytoremediation of contaminated sites.
Typically the use of plants in phytoremediation includes projects such as:
Pollutech's team is also available to conduct studies for environmental assessment projects and the conventional examination of ecological systems.
Typical Examples of Pollutech's Phytoecology Experience include, but are not limited to:
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