Ex Situ and In Situ Methods of Phytoremediation 19911 Ex Situ Methods

Here, the contaminated soil is treated on- or offsite, and then returned to its original site. Conventional ex situ methods applied to remediate polluted soils include excavation, detoxification, and or destruction of the contaminant physically or chemically, meaning that the contaminant undergoes stabilization, solidification, immobilization, incineration or destruction. These methods perform remediation without the need to excavate the contaminated site. Reed et al. defined in situ...