26.microbes.solution.pollution

26.microbes.solution.pollution - Introduction How Can...

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Can Microbes Solve Pollution Problems?? Introduction Introduction How Do Microbes live? How Do Microbes live? Making a Living on Toxic Chemicals Making a Living on Toxic Chemicals Recalcitrant Chemicals Recalcitrant Chemicals Using Microbes to Solve Pollution Problems Using Microbes to Solve Pollution Problems Summary and Conclusions Summary and Conclusions
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Fate of Contaminants in the Environment
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Many Microbes Utilize Aerobic Respiration
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Basic Types of Soil Microbes Aerobic – utilize O 2 to perform aerobic respiration, giving off CO 2 and H 2 O (preferred). Anaerobic – utilize sulfur or nitrogen to perform anaerobic respiration, giving off toxic CH 4 (methane), H 2 S (hydrogen sulfide) or NH 3 (ammonia). Conversion of organic wastes to inorganic Conversion of organic wastes to inorganic substances ( substances (CO 2 and H 2 O ) referred to as ) referred to as
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Natural Bioremediation to Digest Wastes For millions of years natural oil seeps have occurred – the oil ultimately degraded by natural bacterial actions into CO 2 and H 2 O.
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2010 for the course ETX etx10 taught by Professor Rontjeerderma during the Fall '09 term at UC Davis.

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26.microbes.solution.pollution - Introduction How Can...

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