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bioremediation can repair the damage done by mining Biogeochemist Dr John Moreau and botanist Dr Augustine Doronila discuss how contaminated mining sites can be rehabilitated with the help of a biological approach using plants and bacteria. Presented by Dr Shane Huntington.
oil sludge treatment Compost bioremediation of oil sludge by using different manures under laboratory conditions
International Bioremediation and Sustainable Environmental Technologies Symposium June 10-13, 2013
Gulf of Mexico Regional Ecosystem Restoration Strategy (Report Dec. 2011) * by the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force of the EPA.
Louisiana Senator A.G. Crowe's letter to President Obama, regarding BP's use of Corexit and its effects on the ecosystem (January 16, 2011.
landfill toxins can bacteria neutralize these
Yellow Springs, Ohio using a vegetable oil-based bioremediation product to help the naturally occurring microbes in the soil to metabolize the contaminants industrial solvents 1,1,1-trichloroethane, 1,1-dichloroethene, carbon tetrachloride, and chloroform
Master's thesis Spirulina as a bioremediation agent: interaction with metals and involvement of carbonic anhydrase Payne, Rosemary Anne (2000), Rhodes University
Bioremediation of Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Cold Regions, Edited by: Dennis M. Filler, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Ian Snape, Australian Antarctic Division, Tasmania, and David L. Barnes, University of Alaska, Fairbanks.
chicken feather disposal biotechnology department of Kolhapur's Shivaji University identifying a new microorganism that disintegrates feathers within 30 hours. The scientists named it Chryseobacterium and registered it with the International Database Bank in the U.S. Chicken feathers are a disposal problem in factory farms. The feathers contain keratin that makes them last five to seven years. Feathers cannot be incinerated because burning them releases sulphur.
Microbes and mosquitoes - researchers looking for microbes that deter malaria-transmitting Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes.
Snook Foundation of Florida dedicated to improving the water quality in local wetlands with cutting edge, natural, organic technology. They are currently testing diatoms, see article below - click here.
5th International Symposium on Biosorption and Bioremediation will be held in Prague, June 24 - 28, 2012 in cooperation with FEMS, EFB, ESEB and ISEB.
geoscienceworld.org overview of bioremediation
Deccan Chronicle Sivashkthi Velan, a mechanical engineer at Milam Engineering College in India, invented a way to increase oxygen in the atmosphere, while reducing sulphur, carbon, and nitrogen.
Alameda (Bay Area, California) clean-up news "Cleanup efforts have shifted from chemical applications to bioremediation, where bacteria naturally break down the chemical contaminants over time."
Berkeley.edu Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Ongoing Research Projects: Meta-omics of Microbial Communities Involved in Bioremediation, by Professor Lisa Alvarez-Cohen. "This research seeks to advance our fundamental understanding of microbial communities that are capable of bioremediating environmental contaminants. We will apply systems biology approaches to study biodegradation abilities and interactions within microbial communities that remediate two water contaminants, trichloroethene (TCE) and 1,4-dioxane (dioxane), both of which are common problems at Superfund sites."
NewScientist.com Thawing microbes could control the climate: As the Arctic permafrost melts over the coming decades, long-frozen microorganisms will thaw out and start feasting on the soil. livescience.com
Rochester, New York Bioremediation of a BTEX and Solvent Plume at a Municipal Redevelopment Site (results)
Microbes/disease/antibiotic resistance "One of the many reasons for the lack of progress in dealing with the phenomenon of 'resistance' seems to be the flawed 'war metaphor' which reflects the dominant paradigm shaping our relationship to the microbial world. Experience in tackling infectious diseases is showing that antibiotics are no longer the 'magic bullets' they were once conceived to be while bacteria are also not the 'enemy' to be eliminated through any means whatsoever. We need accurate knowledge of and actions to prevent and treat the relatively few pathogenic threats rather than a general fear of all microbes. Chief among the insights that new research in microbiology is providing is the extent to which human life is closely intertwined with that of the microbial world." See also, Dr. Mary Murray, ReAct Global Network Coordinator, reimagining our relationship with microbes.
Phytomremediation research Engineering plant functions to remove contaminants-of-concern (COC) from contaminated water. Hypothesis: Can rooted soil (rhizosphere) safely remove soluble contaminants-of-concern (COC) from sewer plant outflow?
Battelle Bioremediation Conference coverage Review of the International Battelle Bioremediation and Sustainable Environmental Technologies Conference in Jacksonville, Fla., June 10-13, 2013.
Petro toxin bioremediation study The focus of this study was to investigate the effect of nutrient supplement (urea fertilizer) and microbial species augmentation (mixed culture of Aeromonas, Micrococcus, and Serratia sp.) on biodegradation of lubricating motor oil (LMO) and lead uptake by the autochthonous microorganism in LMO and lead-impacted soil were investigated.
Kentucky use of bioremediation in waste stations Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection uses bioremediation to keep their lift station pumps clean, and thus "eliminate routine cleaning."
Earth Repair: A Grassroots Guide to Healing Toxic and Damaged Landscapes, by Leila Darwish (Kindle edition - click here.) See the book at the author's website, click here. Related article in Utne Reader online - click here. The Rhizome Collective encourages urban gardeners to use bioremediation on contaminated soils, and asks why it is not already more popular. Editor's note: we wonder the same, but the word is spreading fast.
bioremediation study to remove phosphorus and nitrogen in urban lakes Tamil Nadu to implement bioremediation to reduce phosphorus and nitrogen in urban lakes overtaken with invasive plants.
book download Microbial Bioremediation of Non-metals: Current Research ebook Free book download, but you need to open an account at downloadprovider.me
DuPont to try bioremediation in New Jersey DuPont will test lactate (lactic acid), a natural chemical compound produced by microorganisms that can be found in sour milk products to remediate a toxic plume containing the chlorinated solvents trichloroethylene (TCE) and tetrachloroethene (PCE)
free online bioremediation webinar The Basics of Anaerobic Bioremediation by FMC.
Basic bioremediation primer by Sophia Aliotta and Josh Colley at Geoengineer.org
Students Study Bioremediation for Cleaner Wetlands Environmental Chemistry students traveled with Professor Tina Ross to a Superfund site in New Castle County Delaware
Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology Bioremediation of nitrate-polluted groundwater in a microbial fuel cell by Narcis Pous, Sebastia Puig, Marta Coma, Maria D. Balaguer, Jesus Colprim
Bio International Convention April 2013, Chicago
halliburton.com on bioremediation of frac water
Bioremediation of Hydraulic Fracturing Wastewaters by Lawrence P. Wackett and Alptekin Aksan. From abstract: ". . . biotechnology can play a role in mitigating against the negative impacts of hydraulic fracturing by removing the contaminants in water that derive from fracturing operations."
RemTEC Summit March 4-6, 2013, Westminster, Colorado—"Delivering The Latest, Cutting-Edge Developments Within The Environmental Science And Remediation Field." Editor's Note: this is a conventional remediation conference, but includes a heading for "Sustainability Considerations and Green Remediation" and other subjects that look organic and natural.
PollutionEngineering.com "Pollution Engineering is news and information for senior executives and engineers involved in their company's Pollution Control." Editor's Note: connected with the RemTec Summit, again, this link appears to be mostly conventional means but some opening for green technologies like we promote at this blog. Worth checking out.
Bioremediation of fractured bedrock
Enzymes clear up old documents Read the research study: "Enzymatic bioremediation of cultural heritage materials stained with organic pigments."
PhD Student Position in Bioremediation Study in Germany 2013
Bioremediation of Toxic Metals Using Worms: Earthworms Soak Up Heavy Metal Swati Pattnaik and M. Vikram Reddy of the Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, at Pondicherry University, in Puducherry, India, explain how three species of earthworm, Eudrilus eugeniae, Eisenia fetida and Perionyx excavates can be used to assist in the composting of urban waste and to extract heavy metals, cadmium, copper, lead, manganese, zinc, prior to subsequent processing.
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