Phytoremediation Using Bacterial Endophyte Enhanced Poplar Trees
From ITEP Team on November 20th, 2018
Endophyte Enhanced Poplar Trees to Remediate Groundwater Contaminated with
Volatile Organic Compounds
Presented by Dr. John L. Freeman, Chief Science Officer for Intrinsyx Technologies Corporation at NASA-Ames Research Park.
This webinar was recorded on November 15, 2018. Dr. John L. Freeman reported findings from a successful four-year field trial phytoremediation on the Middlefield-Ellis-Whisman Superfund in the Silicon Valley of California located on NASA-Ames Research Park using poplar trees for internal, onsite, remediation of Trichloroethylene (TCE) and Gas/Oil PAH volatile organic compounds (VOC's) present in groundwater and associated soil. These are two widespread environmental pollutant classes common in groundwater plumes associated with industrial manufacturing, fuel and chemical storage areas.