Bioremediation - Definition, glossary, details
is the process of using micro-organisms or enzymes to remove
contaminants/pollutants from the environment. Bioremediation attacks certain
contaminants that are degraded by bacteria. Having said this, not all
contaminants are readily treated using bioremediation. For example, heavy
metals like cadmium, lead are not easily captured or absorbed by organisms.
There are two
types of bioremediation – in situ and ex situ. In situ bioremediation involves
treating the contaminated material at the site while ex-situ involves the
removal of contaminated material to be treated elsewhere.
Some of the
advantages of this process are
Bioremediation is a natural
process and hence doesn’t produce toxic products.
It is usually less expensive
than other technologies
This process destroys the
It can be employed in areas
that cannot be reached normally
is often used to clean up oil spills in the ocean.
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