Plant Extracellular Trapping

Technology #ua17-141

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Martha Hawes
Professor, Plant Sciences
Gilberto Curlango-Rivera
Researach Associate, SWES
David Huskey
Graduate Associate, SWES
Managed By
Tod Mccauley

Title: Plant Extracellular Trapping


Invention: The invention is a method to remove toxins from soil and water.



  • Waste removal
  • Environmental protection
  • Agriculture



  • Prevents uptake of the following metals: Aluminum, Arsenic, Cadmium, Copper, Lead, Mercury, Iron, Zinc
  • Preliminary studies have shown a removal of 85% of lead within 30 minutes
  • Environmentally friendly


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