Commercial, urban farming, and integrated farming all play a role in the future of sustainable food production, wastewater remediation, and water evaporation issues. Phosphorus recycling will be the norm of the day and duckweed is poised to handle it skillfully. Nitrate remediation, heavy metals and salts remediation are all candidates for reliable resolution due to duckweed’s versatile “polishing” attributes.
Production models will run the gamut from state of the art clean tech models to the simplest system comprised of nothing more than a drainage ditch and a piece of gunny sack material to do the harvesting. Duckweed can be used in a wide variety of settings and systems.