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bioremediation

(bī′ō-rĭ-mē′dē-ā′shən)
n.
The use of biological agents, such as bacteria or plants, to remove or neutralize contaminants, as in polluted soil or water.

bioremediation

(1) The processing of industrial waste by genetically modified microorganisms to generate a less toxic end product.
(2) The use of plants, microorganisms and/or nutrients to supplement biodegradation—e.g., in pollution, oil spills; the release of organic chemicals to water and soil often carries long-term consequences to the integrity of an ecosystem; assessment of the extent of biotic remediation of soil contaminated by polyaromatic hydrocarbons (e.g., mineralisation of naphthalene and phenanthrene by bacteria) requires that abiotic attenuating processes—chemical dilution, migration, volatilisation and sorption—be considered in the model.

bioremediation

(bī″ō-rĕ-mē″dē-ā′shŭn)
The conversion of hazardous wastes and pollutants into harmless materials by microorganisms.

bioremediation

a process typically involving the use of organisms, generally MICROORGANISMS or PLANTS, to remove or detoxify pollutants, contaminants and other unwanted substances in the environment, including spilled oil, solvents and pesticides. However, bioremediation can occur by modifying the environment to improve biological processes, without the addition of organisms.
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The economical nature combined with the lack of engineering structures in the process makes bioremediation an ideal candidate for conventional treatment units.
We believe that co-sponsoring these conferences could assist us not only in direct sales of many of our bioremediation products, but also in possibly establishing vital industry contacts which could lead to important licensee arrangements with other bioremediation providers," said Robert Brehm, the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer.
The license will permit Hopkins to use BUGS' Bio-Raptor(TM) microbial blend delivery systems and bioremediation products for Redevelopment Agency projects and gas station soil remediation in Orange County, California.
Microbics purchased the assets of XyclonyX which included a proprietary microbial collection, patented technology for bioremediation, and 25 years of product application knowledge.
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The Bioremediation model which was developed by National Institute of Bioremediation (NIB) of National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC) would also be introduced later in other OIC member countries, said a statement issued here on Sunday.
The Pakistan successful model of Bioremediation was appreciated and approved by COMCECOIC in 2013 on merit to achieve multiple objectives such as enhancement of cooperation and sharing of knowledge about the effective use of wastewater for agriculture, enhancement of capacity of the partner OIC countries.
Patent and Trade Office issued Microbial Reduction of Vinyl Chloride(US Patent 8,647, 824 B2) on February 11, 2014, to Stanford University for the use of the vinyl chloride reductase (vcrA) gene to quantify microorganisms critical in chlorinated solvent bioremediation.
Actinobacteria; application in bioremediation and production of industrial enzymes.
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Both bacteria and fungi had a significant role in the observed biodegradation of heavy oil during the 429-day bioremediation of the Nakhodka oil spill with respect to the pH of the solution.
Mass transfer and bioremediation of naphthalene, 2-methylnaphthalene and 1,5-dimethylnaphthalene have been studied in a rotating bioreactor modified with the addition of baffles and beads.