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Phytoremediation Landfill leachate - Cornia

Phytoremediation: Landfill leachate, Cornia (SI)

Nowadays, most of productive activities contribute to soil and water contamination. To solve this urgent issue, plant offer a big opportunity. Living plants and the associate microorganism are able to decrease, concentrate or remove most of contaminant elements and compounds from the environment. Phyto-remediation is a decontamination approach based on these plants’ abilities. Working with LINV, Pnat tests plants’ potential and develops high-tech solution for each situation.

With SEI Toscana (Servizi ecologici integrati) and LINV, Pnat launched a phyto-remediation 3-years project in closed landfill in the Tuscany town of Cornia (SI). The intervention involves a poplar and willow planting operation to depurate soil from landfill leachate. Leachate is the most toxic landfill leftover; normally, it is contained, removed and stored, following an expensive practice that simply moves the problem away. Applying this plant-based and totally renewable strategy, we will have the opportunity to finally dispose leachate and save energy and money as well.

Project Info

YEAR
2019
LOCATION
Cornia, Siena
CLIENT
Sei Toscana

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