The occurrence of pesticides in the soil is a highly significant environmental problem, increased by the vast use of pesticides worldwide and the absence of remediation technologies at full-scale.
Many studies on soil contamination, in the EU, find persistent pesticide residues in farmlands, even years after their application.
This problem is internationally significant because of how it affects other environmental areas and has a considerable impact on the safety of feed and food (the major source of entry of these compounds into the food chain is through contaminated soil).
This silent problem, as it is often the case, is not usually in the list of environmental concerns despite its impact on the vast global agriculture surface, its respective surrounding environment, and food safety, possibly due to lack of current technology available.
The AgRemSO3il project offers a possible solution to this ongoing problem with this innovative new technology.