Biomimetic products for polluted soil remediation
In the forest, fungi are able to degrade molecules as complex as lignin and cellulose. As a result, they are also able to degrade hydrocarbons and the resulting number of petroleum products (gasoline, oils, fuels, pesticides and herbicides).
We propose the use of these microorganisms to decontaminate the soil and filter the dirty water. These functions of biodegradation by fungi are useful where other biological treatments remain ineffective or expensive. Thus heavy hydrocarbons can find a biological treatment solution and some chlorinated products very difficult to biodegrade. In comparison with other techniques (phytoremediation, thermal desorption, burial ...), the use of mushrooms offers a competitive advantage in terms of performance, processing time, energy balance, and the associated cost over time.