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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E[acute accent]Bio-Solutions has acquired a patented grease extractor to be used in conjunction with bioremediation solutions to extract desired oil and grease to be converted into value-added products.
Engineering services for the expert~s monitoring of the combined groundwater remediation consisting of pump and treat and Enhanced anaerobic bioremediation (EAB) for the redevelopment VOC pollutants and arsenic at the site of the former paint factory Vossen, Bad Homburg.
The bioremediation project was undertaken to demonstrate the effectiveness of the technology which has been successfully used by previous oil company clients including Shell Oil, Chevron, Unocal, Texaco and others.
provider of the technology for extracting oil and grease from food service facilities' grease traps (interceptors) and municipal collection systems), with the proposed acquisition of Bioremediation Services, Inc.
world leader in waste bioremediation technology, will sponsor a Grease Summit, to educate state and local government officials about the problems associated with sewer grease.
T & T has financed many companies in the US and Europe and is looking forward to working with Bio-Solutions Manufacturing, a revolutionary bioremediation and bio-diesel company," says Mr.
According to Dave Mowrer, President and CEO of BLSC, "The acquisition is crucial as BSLM is currently in the process of acquiring Bioremediation Services, the subsidiary supporting individual franchisees.