bioremediation


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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 scope also includes analysis of the bioremediation market based on type, applications, and regional markets.
In this study, the bioremediation of water containing chlorides was performed by using different species of microalgae in batch and fed batch processes.
The Bioremediation Center has been established as a result of the idea for a concrete reduction of pressure on the environment through soil in an environmentally acceptable way, and the re-use of the purified soil.
Though the Tween 80 and Tween 20 tests are used as a standardized physiological lipase test for microbes [28], it is potentially of particular interest in bioremediation because Tween 80 and related compounds are used as surfactants in oil spill remediation and in hydraulic fracturing mixtures [29, 30].
The plant experienced stunted growth and poor germination; thus its bioremediation capabilities are limited to soil that is not heavily contaminated.
Recently, the bioremediation process has attracted the attention of many researchers, however, few works have been conducted on modeling of bioremediation process.
by using some cheap and affordable processessuch as bioremediation by using bacterial strains.
These significant multiple properties of microorganisms make them one of the most suitable choices to use them as a biofertilizer which is alternative of chemical fertilizers and also for the bioremediation of heavy metals.
Officials did not name a specific date when bioremediation would replace the current system.
Nowadays, selection of wastewater treatment method is one of the most interesting topics among the researcher either conventional, bioremediation or advanced method.
Our cover story this month is a primer of sorts for claims managers and adjusters who are on the front lines of these types of bioremediation claims.