Bioremediation - WikipediaNot a MyNAP member yet? Register for a free account to start saving and receiving special member only perks. The key players in bioremediation are bacteria—microscopic organisms that live virtually everywhere. Microorganisms are ideally suited to the task of contaminant destruction because they possess enzymes that allow them to use environmental contaminants as food and because they are so small that they are able to contact contaminants easily. In situ bioremediation can be regarded as an extension of the purpose that microorganisms have served in nature for billions of years: the breakdown of complex human, animal, and plant wastes so that life can continue from one generation to the next.
Bioremediation: Principles and Applications (Biotechnology Research)
Thus, Aivalioti M Large scale and long term application of bioslurping: the case of a Greek petroleum refinery site? Intrinsic bioremediation : A type of bioremediation that manages the innate capabilities of naturally occurring microbes to degrade contaminants without taking any engineering steps to enhance the process. Ground Water Models. Gidarakos E, anaerobic respiration uses inorganic chemicals as electron acceptors.
Bioremediation using microorganisms shows great potential for future development due to its environmental compatibility and possible cost-effectiveness. Aspergillus fumigatus. In the past two decades, there have been recent advances in bioremediation techniques with the ultimate goal being to effectively restore polluted environments in an eco-friendly approach. Views Read Edit View history.
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Environmental pollution has been on the rise in the past few decades owing to increased human activities on energy reservoirs, unsafe agricultural practices and rapid industrialization. Amongst the pollutants that are of environmental and public health concerns due to their toxicities are: heavy metals, nuclear wastes, pesticides, green house gases, and hydrocarbons. Remediation of polluted sites using microbial process bioremediation has proven effective and reliable due to its eco-friendly features. Bioremediation can either be carried out ex situ or in situ, depending on several factors, which include but not limited to cost, site characteristics, type and concentration of pollutants. Generally, ex situ techniques apparently are more expensive compared to in situ techniques as a result of additional cost attributable to excavation.