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The What, Where, and How of Contaminant Removal in Poplar Plantations

Posted by Greg Crouch | July 25, 2016

Speaker: Bob Simmons
Breakout Session A | Workshop – Poplar and Willow for Wastewater Management
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This brief presentation will provide an overview of the science of using poplar plantations to manage wastewater. It will cover wastewater constituents and contaminants of concern, the short and long term fate of the contaminants of concern in the root zone, soil matrix, and plant structure. Each contaminant is unique in how it behaves in the environment and how it may be taken up by poplar, adsorb to soils, biodegrade (chemical dissolution of materials by bacteria, fungi, or other biological means), volatilize, leach, photodegrade, or degrade over time.