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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M2 PRESSWIRE-July 31, 2019-: Global Bioremediation Market Analysis, 2018-2019 & 2024 - Focus on the Top 10 Companies
"The first activity will involve the regular conduct of cleanup on garbage and debris, removal of silt by dredging, and introduction of bioremediation, infrastructure improvement and other engineering interventions, such as trash traps and silt curtains," Cimatu said.
Bioremediation usually involves using copious amounts of water.
Another alternative method in biological processes are culture of photosynthetic microorganisms including algae; it has been shown that halophilic microorganisms have a high capacity of bioremediation, since they can be used as a catalyst in various processes where extreme conditions are required to efficiently repair a contaminated environment (Castillo and Barragan, 2011; Escapa and Garcia, 2013; Pereira et al., 2009).
The Center for bioremediation of soil contaminated with oil and petroleum products opened today in Lukavac as the first plant of this kind in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the region, which will enable analyses of the soil and reduction of the amount of pollutants by using natural processes.
The applications of biotechnology include therapeutics, diagnostics, and genetically modified crops for agriculture, processed food, bioremediation, waste treatment, and energy production.
Bioremediation is the use of microbes for the beneficial removal of contaminants of concern [1].
The use of bioremediation as a cleanup strategy for contaminated environments has increased due to its viability and cost-effectiveness [1-3].
Services include solid and liquid waste receipt and processing (bioremediation and land farm for solids) as well as hydro excavating, and truck/equipment washing services.
Handbook of Research on Inventive Bioremediation Techniques
Bioremediation, a branch of environmental biotechnology, is nowadays considered as one of the most promising alternatives.
Biomining and bioremediation are one step closer to wider use in the mining industry with the creation of a new position at Laurentian University geared towards commercializing the technologies.