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Harnessing microbial activities for environmental cleanup

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16573 42509 2006 11 PDF Available
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Harnessing microbial activities for environmental cleanup
Abstract

Human activities have released large amounts of toxic organic and inorganic chemicals into the environment. Toxic waste streams threaten dwindling drinking water supplies and impact terrestrial, estuarine and marine ecosystems. Cleanup is technically challenging and the costs based on traditional technologies are exceeding the economic capabilities of even the richest countries. Recent advances in our understanding of the microbiology contributing to contaminant transformation and detoxification has led to successful field demonstrations. Hence, harnessing the activity of naturally occurring bacteria, particularly the power of anaerobic reductive processes, is a promising approach to restore contaminated subsurface environments, protect drinking water reservoirs and to safeguard ecosystem health.

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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Current Opinion in Biotechnology - Volume 17, Issue 3, June 2006, Pages 274–284
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering
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