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Coverage of bioremediation since November 16, 2020.

Plant as superhero during nuclear power plant accidents

"...Recently, plant biologist Dr. Abidur Rahman's group from Iwate University, Japan in a collaboration with Dr. Keitaro Tanoi from the University of Tokyo and Dr..."

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In Phytoremediation, Plants Extract Toxins from Soils JSTOR Daily

"...Bioremediation, the microbiologist Carol Litchfield wrote in BioScience, is “any use of living organisms to degrade wastes. ” Phytoremediation, the use of plants for these purposes, is a part of the larger field of bioremediation. In a sense, people have been using the technique through all of human history, but bioremediation first became a field of scientific study in the 1970s..."

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Microbial remedies target chemical threats in the environment

"...Across America, hazardous waste sites pose an ongoing threat to human and environmental health. The most severe cases are known as Superfund sites, of which over a thousand currently exist. Some 50 million Americans live within three miles of one of these zones, potentially placing them at increased risk for cancer and other serious diseases..."

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Post Doctoral Fellowship - Microbial Consortium for Bioremediation and Other Applications

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Biotechnology and nanotechnology for remediation of chlorinated volatile organic compounds: current perspectives

"...Chlorinated volatile organic compounds (CVOCs) are persistent organic pollutants which are harmful to public health and the environment..."

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Decoding the pathways of arsenic biotransformation in bacteria

"...The contamination of arsenic in groundwater predominantly utilized for irrigation and drinking is responsible for serious public health issues across the globe..."

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Bioremediation potential of hexavalent chromium by a novel bacterium Stenotrophomonas acidaminiphila 4-1

"...The results showed that Stenotrophomonas acidaminiphila 4-1 is an excellent bacterial candidate for the bioremediation of chromium or combined with diesel contaminated sites..."

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Risk Assessment of Hydrocarbons? Storing in Different Textured Soils in Small-Scale lysimeters

"...Though subject to volatilization, chemical transformation, and bioremediation, TPH, BTEX, and PAH stored in soils present a health risk if they reach the groundwater..."

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Application of Biotechnology in Oil and Gas Industries

"...Biotechnology has wide application in medical, agriculture, bioremediation, non-renewable energy production, and food production..."

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Marine Actinobacteria: New Horizons in Bioremediation

"...Pollution of marine environment affects the biosphere leading to severe consequences..."

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Construction and Demolition Waste Management on Construction Sites in Kazakhstan

"...C&D waste minimization techniques such as reducing, reusing, recycling, bioremediation, composting, and incineration were identified and explored through the literature review..."

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Nanoremediation and Nanobioremediation in Water Treatment: The Search for an Eco-friendly Alternative

"...In the last decades, the worldwide industrial activity has increased exponentially and with it the destruction and pollution of the environment..."

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Potentials of Winery and Olive Oil Residues for the Production of Rhamnolipids and Other Biosurfactants: A Step Towards Achievi

"...Although numerous approaches and methods were developed to valorize their agricultural residues, several challenges remain to overcome moving towards the Circular Economy (CE)..."

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Uranium (U) source, speciation, uptake, toxicity and bioremediation strategies in soil-plant system: A review

"...Uranium(U), a highly toxic radionuclide, is becoming a great threat to soil health development, as returning nuclear waste containing U into the soil systems is increased..."

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Simultaneous PAHs degradation, odour mitigation and energy harvesting by sediment microbial fuel cell coupled with nitrate-induc

"...The study investigates a bioremediation process of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) removal and odour mitigation combined with energy harvesting..."

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Microbial and enzymatic degradation of PCBs from e-waste-contaminated sites: a review

"...Among these e-waste pollutants, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are significantly important due to ubiquitous, organic in nature and serious health and environmental hazards..."

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