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Title: Optimally-controlled hybrid phytoremediation system

Abstract

A method for treating chemicals below ground is provided. The system includes contacting the chemicals with a rhizosphere to maximize transpiration rate and minimize over-saturation of the rhizosphere. Also provided is a method for using contaminated groundwater as a sole source of irrigation. The method uses extracting the contaminated water and pumping the extracted water to an irrigation zone under the control of an autonomous irrigation system. Each zone includes some trees and the root system for each tree is modified to function as a treatment cell. The invention also provides a system for treating contaminated water, using a contaminated water source situated below ground surface. The system uses a pump for extracting contaminated water from the water source and prevents the contaminated water from directly contacting the atmosphere above the ground surface. Vegetation which defines an underground rhizosphere is adapted to directly receive the water.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1860087
Patent Number(s):
11180394
Application Number:
16/588,154
Assignee:
UChicago Argonne, LLC (Chicago, IL)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B09 - DISPOSAL OF SOLID WASTE B09C - RECLAMATION OF CONTAMINATED SOIL
C - CHEMISTRY C02 - TREATMENT OF WATER, WASTE WATER, SEWAGE, OR SLUDGE C02F - TREATMENT OF WATER, WASTE WATER, SEWAGE, OR SLUDGE
DOE Contract Number:  
AC2-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 09/30/2019
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Yan, Y. Eugene, Martino, Louis E., and LaFreniere, Lorraine M. Optimally-controlled hybrid phytoremediation system. United States: N. p., 2021. Web.
Yan, Y. Eugene, Martino, Louis E., & LaFreniere, Lorraine M. Optimally-controlled hybrid phytoremediation system. United States.
Yan, Y. Eugene, Martino, Louis E., and LaFreniere, Lorraine M. Tue . "Optimally-controlled hybrid phytoremediation system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1860087.
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