Classroom Training - Phytotechnologies

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Using plants to remediate or contain contaminants in soil, groundwater, surface water, or sediments can be an effective, low-cost, and aesthetic alternative to conventional cleanup technologies. Understanding the site, developing a well-thought-out conceptual design, and properly engineering the system are important for a successful phytotechnologies project. This course informed participants from regulatory agencies, environmental consultants and contractors, academicians, site owners, and community stakeholders about the use of phytotechnologies to clean up brownfields and other waste sites. Participants learned about the mechanisms of phytoremediation, basic design and engineering information for a variety of phytotechnology applications, and the regulatory considerations for implementing these technologies.

Learn more about phytotechnologies in ITRC’s associated documents and Internet-based training.

Dates Locations
September 28, 2004 New Orleans, LA
August 23, 2004 Indianapolis, IN
June 9, 2004 Middletown, PA
December 10, 2003 San Francisco, CA
October 27, 2003 Seattle, WA
February 19, 2003 Raleigh, NC
November 19, 2002 Milwaukee, WI
July 25, 2002 Gainesville, FL
March 20, 2002 San Diego, CA
February 19, 2002 Chattanooga, TN
September 12, 2001 Austin, TX
April 3, 2001 Chicago, IL




630 participants attended the classroom training on Phytotechnologies, 2001-2004

Private Sector: 171, State / local Government 324, Federal Government: 41, and other: 94