bioremediation

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bi·o·re·me·di·a·tion

 (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

(ˌbaɪəorɪˌmiːdɪˈeɪʃən)
n
(Botany) the use of plants to extract heavy metals from contaminated soils and water. Also called: phytoremediation
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Noun1.bioremediation - the branch of biotechnology that uses biological process to overcome environmental problems
biotech, biotechnology - the branch of molecular biology that studies the use of microorganisms to perform specific industrial processes; "biotechnology produced genetically altered bacteria that solved the problem"
2.bioremediation - the act of treating waste or pollutants by the use of microorganisms (as bacteria) that can break down the undesirable substancesbioremediation - the act of treating waste or pollutants by the use of microorganisms (as bacteria) that can break down the undesirable substances
treatment, handling - the management of someone or something; "the handling of prisoners"; "the treatment of water sewage"; "the right to equal treatment in the criminal justice system"
bacteria, bacterium - (microbiology) single-celled or noncellular spherical or spiral or rod-shaped organisms lacking chlorophyll that reproduce by fission; important as pathogens and for biochemical properties; taxonomy is difficult; often considered to be plants
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level staff with over 25 years' experience in environmental biotechnology; inventors and developers of multiple physical, chemical and/or biological remediation technologies.
Olestra may be a logical means for biological remediation to remove toxicants," says Bernard Hennig, a professor of nutrition and food science at the University of Kentucky, adding, "[this work] needs to be confirmed in humans.
The company has also successfully developed specific expertise in waste treatment, solids processing, biological remediation and (off-spec) consumer product disposal.

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