Hydrocarbon Phytoremediators

Phytoremediation is the process of using plants to help clean up contaminated air, soil, and water.

Various plants, called hyperaccumulators, have been identified for their potential to facilitate the phytoremediation of sites contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbon.1

Most that have been studied thus far belong to the grass or legume family. Here are a few other studies you might find interesting on hydrocarbon phytoremediators: 2, 3.