Latest Bioremediation Stories
Proven TAU bacterial technology can clean up the oil that BP's cleaning crew leaves behind.
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DENVER, May 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ARCADIS (Euronext: ARCAD), the international design, consulting, engineering and management services company, announced today it will be the single largest participant at Battelle's "International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds," with more than 50 presentations from its renowned remediation experts. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100125/LA43570LOGO ) The bi-annual conference, held May 24-27, in...
Microbiologists from the University of Essex, UK have used microbes to break down and remove toxic compounds from crude oil and tar sands.
Research co-authored by Bournemouth University (BU) Professor Adrian Newton and published in the leading journal Science this week shows that ecological restoration in areas of environmental degradation can help reverse global biodiversity losses, as well as promoting recovery of ecosystem services.
Bioremediation of industrial sites and petrochemical spillages often involves finding microbes that can gorge themselves on the toxic chemicals. This leaves behind a non-toxic residue or mineralized material.
A species of bacteria, isolated from sediments deep under the Pacific Ocean, could provide a powerful clean-up tool for heavy metal pollution.
Chinese scientists say they've discovered chicken manure can be used to biodegrade crude oil in contaminated soil. Bello Yakubu, Huiwen Ma and ChuYu Zhang of Wuhan University said they determined bacteria contained in the manure breaks down 50 percent more crude oil than in soil lacking the manure. The scientists said current approaches to remove soil contaminated by crude oil caused by equipment failure, natural disasters or human error come with additional environmental costs.
Findings have implications for increasing biomass for the production of biofuels.
By Mena-Benitez, Gilda L Gandia-Herrero, Fernando; Graham, Stuart; Larson, Tony R; McQueen-Mason, Simon J; French, Christopher E; Rylott, Elizabeth L; Bruce, Neil C Plants are increasingly being employed to clean up environmental pollutants such as heavy metals; however, a major limitation of phytoremediation is the inability of plants to mineralize most organic pollutants.
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