Special Issue "Bioremediation - The Natural Solution"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 November 2019) | Viewed by 11052
Interests: nuclear waste management; nuclear reprocessing; radionuclide diffusion; biosorption; ion exchange processes; solvent extraction; composite materials
Interests: microbial degradation of concrete; nuclear waste management; microbial accelerated radionuclide diffusion; environmental bio-monitoring
Bioremediation, as a treatment for municipal sewage wastes, is more than a century old (activated sludge process (ASP) was invented in 1914), with the first full scale continuous-flow activated sludge process in operation by 1916. By the 1930s, ASP had become the accepted technology for treating sewage waste, but the potential of microorganisms for waste treatment remained largely invisible to the public, possibly, until the EXXON Valdez oil spill incident nearly 30 years ago. This one incident aroused the public, politicians, scientists, etc., attention to the potential of microscopic organisms.
Thus, for this Special Issue, how should we define Bioremediation? Cleaning up oil spills relies largely on biodegradation of organic molecules; the removal of metals in the activated sludge process may be regarded as bioprecipitation/biosorption/bioaccumulattion; within the nuclear industry it is probably referred to as biodecontamination. We should probably not worry too much about the definition, but gather, in this Special Issue, all of these processes encompassing the success stories and the potential future applications of biotreatments as a valuable source of information that will be frequently referenced and consulted in future years.
For this Special Issue of Microorganisms, we invite you to send contributions encompassing any aspects relating to the application of microorganisms for the treatment of contaminated soil, water and gaseous effluents/wastes.
Prof. Harry Eccles
Dr. Sandeep Kadam
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- organic and/or metal contamination
- water and gaseous contaminated systems