So I dug out some Phytoremediation Research Articles
- As in the case of treating heavy metals, phytoremediation has been proven to be most effective and at a more advanced stage of development for treating readily available contaminants and therefore to treat wastewater, surface water and groundwater contamination, including the hydraulic control of tritiated groundwater.
Full Text http://www.ejbiotechnology.info/index.php/ejbiotechnology/article/view/v6n3-6/617
- Conclusion Hemp is a Cd-tolerant plant, with strong resistant roots and the capability for long-term acclimation. These characteristics endorse hemp as a key candidate for phytoextration approaches.
- For plant survival, the control of cadmium transport to stems and leaves is highly critical.
- When Cd concentrations in leaves exceed a threshold, PS 2 is influenced in a complex manner, chlorophyll synthesis, water splitting, Calvin cycle enzymes and regulation of energy distribution of PS 2 are effected.