Processes of bioremediation of soil and water which were contaminated by oil hydrocarbons and other organic substances

Ronald Ferrera-Cerrato, Norma G. Rojas-Avelizapa, Héctor M. Poggi-Varaldo, Alejandro Alarcón, Rosa Olivia Cañizares-Villanueva

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Abstract

Contamination of soil and water with petroleum hydrocarbons has significantly increased as a result of accidental spills, thus, several biological systems have been applied to cleanup and rehabilitate the negatively impacted regions. The present review discusses the fundamental principles required to understand the effectiveness of some bioremediation systems applied to soil and water contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons and other organic pollutants. The practical aspects of several experimental approaches such as composting and soil amendment application, plant utilization and rhizosphere microbial activity as a keystone during phytoremediation, slurry bioreactors utilization, and potential utilization of microalgae to decontaminate wastewater, are also described.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages179-187
Number of pages9
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventRevista Latinoamericana de Microbiologia -
Duration: 1 Apr 2006 → …

Conference

ConferenceRevista Latinoamericana de Microbiologia
Period1/04/06 → …

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