Bioremediation and Sustainability

Bioremediation and Sustainability

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qSustainable development requires the development and promotion of environmental management and a constant search for green technologies to treat a wide range of aquatic and terrestrial habitats contaminated by increasing anthropogenic activities with the main sources of contaminants being the chemical industries. Bioremediation is a technique that uses living organisms in order to degrade or transform contaminants into their less toxic forms. It is based on the existence of microorganisms with capacity to attack the compounds on the enzymatic level. Bioremediation is an increasingly popular low-cost alternative to conventional methods for treating wastes and contaminated media with the possibility to degrade these contaminants using natural microbial activity mediated by different consortia of microbes. Over the last few years, the scientific literature has revealed the progressive emergence of various bioremediation techniques. BIOREMEDIATION AND SUSTAINABILITY: Research and Applications presents an up-to-date and comprehensive collection of chapters prepared in bioremediation technology research and application.The strategies covered in this volume can be applied in situ or ex situ, depending on the site in which they will be applied. In situ is the treatment done in the site of the contamination and ex situ involves the removal of soil or water to subsequent treatment. There is a wide variety of techniques that have been developed in the past and are covered in this volume, such as natural attenuation, bioaugmentation, biostimulation, biosorption, composting, phytoremediation, rhizoremediation and bioleachingq--She got her Chemical Engineer degree in 1982, at University of Oporto and defended her PhD thesis in 1991, at University of Minho. She worked in Oporto Refinery for two years and she prepared her thesis in several periods of formation inanbsp;...

Title:Bioremediation and Sustainability
Author: Romeela Mohee, Ackmez Mudhoo
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2012-03-27

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