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Unformatted text preview: Bioremediation Bioremediation Biology “Remediate”= To solve a problem Bio-Remediate= to use biological organisms to solve an environmental problem Bioremediation The collective range of clean up methods using microorganism (e.g., bacteria, fungi, etc.) and plants to extract or degrade hazardous organic contaminants or convert hazardous contaminants to environmentally less toxic or nontoxic compounds in soils, subsurface materials, and water Microbial Decomposition of Oil “oil-eating bacteria” Microbial Decomposition of Gasoline Selenium Volatilization In-situ Groundwater Treatment Denitrification Beds Phytoremdiation - Plants • Decomposition/ Transformation • Plant uptake • Volatilization Plant Extraction of Metals Trees extraction metals & produce enzymes to breakdown organic compounds (e.g., TNT) Hyperaccumulating plants (mustard family) extract metals Wetland Treatment...
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2011 for the course SSO 10 taught by Professor Randydahlgren during the Fall '10 term at UC Davis.
- Fall '10