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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Handbook of Research on Inventive Bioremediation Techniques
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Pakistan entails a highly developed bioremediation system for water treatment purposes.
Losses involving suicides, severe bodily injuries and decomposition frequently require the services of a restoration or bioremediation firm trained in handling trauma and crime scene cleanup.
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan's Bioremediation model for the waste water treatment and capacity building would be replicated in Turkey, Afghanistan, United Arab Emirates and Bangladesh.
The Capital Development Authority (CDA) with the collaboration of Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) has established Pakistan Bioremediation Model for Wastewater Treatment at Rose and Jasmine Garden and F-9 Park Islamabad to clean the wastewater of streams passing at these places.
Islamabad -- National Institute of Bioremediation (NIB) of National Agriculture Research Center (NARC), Islamabad, working under the umbrella of Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC), Ministry of National Food Security and Research, Government of Pakistan, has developed a highbred green biotechnology for the treatment of wastewater.
Actinobacteria; application in bioremediation and production of industrial enzymes.
Environmental pollution such as contaminated soil or surface / ground water can be solved by bioremediation and / or phytoremediation by use of biological living organisms and green plants.
Polar microbiology; the ecology, biodiversity, and bioremediation potential of microorganisms in extremely cold environments.
said yesterday that it has agreed to represent and grow a natural and biodegradable branded line of patent-pending bioremediation products, which are intended to replace harmful chemicals and acids with environmentally friendly, biodegradable, and nontoxic compounds that can be used to treat grease traps, wastewater, and septic tanks, among other applications.
Both bacteria and fungi had a significant role in the observed biodegradation of heavy oil during the 429-day bioremediation of the Nakhodka oil spill with respect to the pH of the solution.