What is Phytoremediation?
Use of green plants and their microorganisms that associate with their roots, for cleaning up heavy metals and other contaminants in soil and water which pollute the environment. It is a natural mechanism that uses plants to remove, transfer, stabilize, and/or destroy contaminants.[/cws-widget][/col][/cws-row][cws-row cols=4121 id=”cols4121″ extra_style=”phyto” margin_top=”-15″ atts=”nextpage:0;”][col span=3][/col][col span=6][cws-widget type=text title=””]
Remediation – Treatment for environmental damage”
How wetlands are formed?
A wetland is an area of land that is either covered by water or saturated with water. Wetlands form on floodplains where periodic flooding or high water tables provide sufficient moisture. These “riparian” wetlands may undergo constant change as rivers and streams form new channels and when floods scour the floodplain or deposit new material. The water is often groundwater, seeping up from an aquifer or spring. A wetland’s water can also come from a nearby river or lake.[/cws-widget][cws-widget type=text title=””]
What is Eutrophication?
Excessive richness of nutrients in a lake or other body of water, frequently due to run-off from the land, which causes a dense growth of plant life. Eutrophication can have serious effects, like algal blooms that block light from getting into the water and harm the plants and animals that need it. If there’s enough overgrowth of algae, it can prevent oxygen from getting into the water, making it hypoxic and creating a dead zone where no organisms can survive.[/cws-widget][/col][/cws-row][cws-row cols=1 id=”cols1″ atts=”nextpage:0;”][col span=12][cws-widget type=text title=””]