How to successfully clean soil polluted with organic pollutants?
Many organic pollutants, such as oil, pollute the soil. The traditional choice for cleaning soil polluted with organic pollutants is to treat the soil by composting, and although it is quite effective in treating the oil, it is much less effective when compared to other organic pollutants.
Researchers estimate that soil contaminated with different organic pollutants in oil represent up to 45% of contaminated soil excavated and therefore the search for an effective cleaning solution for this soil is very important.
The latest study done by scientists finishing has been shown that the soil is generally found in areas of high-sawing or with a significant distribution of fuel, waste treatment and various types of industry, can be successfully cleaned with mushrooms.
Speaking at a landfill is anything but a sustainable practice. In fact, a much more sustainable solution would be to clean the soil contaminated with fungi. However, many countries opt for the landfill option because it is cheap and easy to do.
Mushrooms such as mycelium degrade soil pollutants very successfully. Laboratory tests showed a yield of more than 90% in the destruction of soil pollutants.
As previously mentioned, landfills are still option # 1, but in the coming years, new methods, such as this one, are needed to use the mushrooms.