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    Environmental parameter(s) influencing phytoremediation

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    What environmental parameter(s) can both inhibit and encourage phytoremediation and why?

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    What is phytoremediation?

    Phytoremediation is a remediation technique that involves plant uptake, transformation, accumulation, and/or volatilization of soil- and aqueous-phase contaminants or by the stimulation of microbial cometabolic activity in the rhizosphere of the plant.

    The time it takes to clean up a site using phytoremediation depends on several factors:
    ? type and number of plants being used
    ? type and amounts of harmful chemicals present
    ? size and depth of the polluted area
    ? type of soil and ...

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    This solution provides information on the environmental parameters that can both inhibit and encourage phytoremediation.