1999 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: DGlassAssc@aol.com
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 1999 18:25:25 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] New Report on Phytoremediation
Phytoremediation is the use of plants, including trees, grasses and aquatic
species, for removal of hazardous contaminants from the environment. In the 
past 5 years or so, phytoremediation has begun to attract a great deal of 
attention from site owners, regulators, and the consulting/contracting 
community as a potentially cost-effective remedial technology. The
is being used by a growing number of specialty firms and 
consulting/engineering firms, and has been used at several Brownfields sites.

Potential applications include the use of deep-rooted trees to intercept 
contaminated groundwater or landfill leachate, the use of "hyperaccumulator" 
plants to remove heavy metals from soil, and the ability of plants to
and speed up natural microbial biodegradation (including natural 
attenuation). The 1999 U.S. market for phytoremediation is approximately 
$30-49 million, with growth projected to $100-170 million by 2002 and to 
$235-400 million by 2005. 

We have published a report on phytoremediation entitled "U.S. and
International Markets for Phytoremediation, 1999-2000", which includes
technology descriptions, profiles of over 40 U.S. companies and 25 foreign
firms offering phytoremediation services, capsule summaries of leading
non-profit research groups and international research consortia studying
phytoremediation, case studies of several dozen phytoremediation projects,
and in-depth analyses of market sectors to which phytoremediation is
applicable. The Executive Summary of this report is available at
www.channel1.com/dglassassoc/INFO/phy99exc.htm, and the Table of Contents can
be found at www.channel1.com/dglassassoc/INFO/phy99tbl.htm. Information on
how to obtain a copy of this report is also available at these sites. Please
feel free to contact me for more information, or with any questions.

David J. Glass, Ph.D.
D. Glass Associates, Inc.
124 Bird Street
Needham, MA 02492 USA
Phone 617-726-5474
Fax 781-449-8045

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