Phytoremediation Association of Canada
The mission of the Phytoremediation Association of Canada (PAC) is to promote the growth, understanding and success of PAC member firms by being the leading association in Canada representing environmental remediation companies, organizations, scientists and government bodies.
Welcome to the Phytoremediation Association of Canada. This new association has been created to promote environmental remediation through information sessions, awareness and networking.
What is Phytoremediation?
Phytoremediation from the Ancient Greek φυτο (phyto, plant), and Latin remedium (restoring balance or remediation) describes the treatment of environmental problems (bioremediation) through the use of plants that mitigate the environmental problem without the need to excavate the contaminant material and dispose of it elsewhere.
Phytoremediation consists in mitigating pollutant concentrations in contaminated soils, water, or air, with plants able to contain, degrade, or eliminate metals, pesticides, solvents, explosives, salt, crude oil and its derivatives, and various other contaminants from the media that contain them.