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Advances in Bioremediation of Wastewater and Polluted Soil

The pollution of soil and groundwater by heavy metals and other chemicals is becoming a serious issue in many countries. However, the current bioremediation processes do not often achieve sufficient remediation, and more effective processes are desired. This book deals with advances in the bioremediation of polluted soil and groundwater. In the former chapters of this book, respected researchers in this field describe how the optimization of microorganisms, enzymes, absorbents, additives and injection procedures can help to realize excellent bioremediation. In the latter chapters, other researchers introduce bioremediation processes that have been performed in the field and novel bioremediation processes. Thus, the readers will be able to obtain new ideas about effective bioremediation as well as important information about recent advances in bioremediation.

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Advances in Bioremediation of Wastewater and Polluted SoilEdited by Naofumi Shiomi

Published: September 9th 2015

DOI: 10.5772/59328

ISBN: 978-953-51-2165-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4215-7

Copyright year: 2015

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28794 Total Chapter Downloads

52 Crossref Citations

58 Web of Science Citations

97 Dimensions Citations


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1. Bioremediation of Polluted Waters Using Microorganisms

By Luciene M. Coelho, Helen C. Rezende, Luciana M. Coelho, Priscila A.R. de Sousa, Danielle F.O. Melo and Nívia M.M. Coelho


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2. New Uses of Haloarchaeal Species in Bioremediation Processes

By María José Bonete, Vanesa Bautista, Julia Esclapez, María José García-Bonete, Carmen Pire, Mónica Camacho, Javier Torregrosa- Crespo and Rosa María Martínez-Espinosa


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3. The Potential of the Photoautotroph Synechocystis for Metal Bioremediation

By J. Tony Pembroke, Balakrishnan Naveena and Patricia Armshaw


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4. Metagenomics — A Technological Drift in Bioremediation

By Pratap Devarapalli and Ranjith N. Kumavath


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5. Biosurfactants as Useful Tools in Bioremediation

By Claudia Isabel Sáenz-Marta, María de Lourdes Ballinas-Casarrubias, Blanca E. Rivera-Chavira and Guadalupe Virginia Nevárez-Moorillón


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6. Explorations and Applications of Enzyme-linked Bioremediation of Synthetic Dyes

By Henry Joseph Oduor Ogola, Hiroyuki Ashida, Takahiro Ishikawa and Yoshihiro Sawa


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7. Use of Additives in Bioremediation of Contaminated Groundwater and Soil

By Yongtian Thomas He and Chunming Su


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8. Hexavalent Chromium (VI) Removal by Penicillium sp. IA-01

By Ismael Acosta-Rodríguez, Damaris L. Arévalo-Rangel, Juan F. Cárdenas-González, María de Guadalupe Moctezuma-Zárate and Víctor M. Martínez-Juárez


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9. Screening of Marine-derived Fungi Isolated from the sponge Didemnun ligulum for Biodegradation of Pentachlorophenol

By Bruna Vacondio, Willian Garcia Birolli, Mirna Helena Regali Seleghim, Sarah Gonçalves, Suzan Pantaroto de Vasconcellos and André Luiz Meleiro Porto


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10. The Characteristics of Phytoremediation of Soil and Leachate Polluted by Landfills

By Reyhan Erdogan and Zeynep Zaimoglu


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11. An assessment of the Causes of Lead Pollution and the Efficiency of Bioremediation by Plants and Microorganisms

By Naofumi Shiomi


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