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Bioremediation; working with bacteria

Blanca Antizar-Ladislao
Bioremediation; working with bacteria
Elements (December 2010) 6 (6): 389-394


Soil bioremediation is a complex and costly process that aims to restore contaminated sites to environmentally sustainable conditions using microorganisms. The process relies upon the ability of microorganisms to degrade organic molecules, but it also depends on the microorganisms coming into contact with the contaminants, and the environment in the contaminated soil being conducive to the survival of the bacteria. A wide variety of techniques have been developed to ensure that these latter two constraints are overcome and to enhance contaminant biodegradation. Future developments in bioremediation are likely to lead to a reduction in both the energy used and the resulting pollutant and greenhouse gas emissions.

ISSN: 1811-5209
Serial Title: Elements
Serial Volume: 6
Serial Issue: 6
Title: Bioremediation; working with bacteria
Affiliation: University of Edinburgh, School of Engineering, Institute for Infrastructure and Environment, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Pages: 389-394
Published: 201012
Text Language: English
Publisher: Mineralogical Society of America and Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland and Mineralogical Association of Canada and Geochemical Society and Clay Minerals Society, International
References: 34
Accession Number: 2011-009229
Categories: Environmental geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 2 tables
Country of Publication: International
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, copyright, Mineralogical Society of America. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 201106
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