By Owen P. Ward, Ajay Singh (auth.), Dr. Ajay Singh, Dr. Owen P. Ward (eds.)

The creation of an enormous array of chemical compounds, particularly petroleum compounds over the last century, has triggered a significant deterioration in environmental caliber. during this context, one significant danger is posed through the consistently increasing components of infected soils and sediments.

Biotechnological tools in keeping with the biodegradation of environmental toxins or phytoremediation of chronic natural contaminants and metals are being constructed. Bioremediation has now been used effectively to remediate many petroleum-contaminated websites. even if, there are as but no advertisement applied sciences common to remediate the main recalcitrant contaminants, corresponding to explosives, insecticides and steel toxins. however, bioremediation is a speedily advancing box and new bio-based remedial applied sciences are carrying on with to emerge. For this quantity, a few specialists from universities, executive laboratories and undefined, have contributed chapters on leading edge tools in bioremediation and phytoremediation.

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This incomplete bio degradation may be acceptable if the residual hydrocarbons can be shown to have no significant impact on ecological receptors a nd do not pose a risk to groundwater resources. Jf this can be demonstrated with a high degree of certainty, bioremediation is one of the most cost-effective treatment technologies for petroleum contaminated soils. References Alexander M (1973) Nonbiodegradable and other recalcitrant molecules. Biotechnol Bioeng 15:611-647 Alexander M (1994) Biodegradation and Bioremediation.

1974; Castaldi et al. 1995; Ruesemann et al. 2002b). Thermophilie conditions may increase petroleum hydrocarbon bio degradation rates and can be easily maintained in bioreactors by heating the soil slurry or can be generated in compost or biopiles by the addition of easily metabolizable organic materials. Rowever, high soil temperatures might not be advantageous during land farming since they promote rapid drying of the soil and the volatilization of hazardous hydrocarbons. H. Huesemann with porous mulch and irrigate the soil frequently to reduce the temperature by evaporative cooling.

Similarly, inoculation with a PAH degrading bacterial consortium did not enhance PAH bio degradation in dredged sediments undergoing slurry biotreatment (Launen et al. 2002). , 84% in the inoculated soil versus 49% in the control soil). Similarly, Morrison et al. (1997) reported that the addition of a commercial microbial culture reduced total petroleum hydrocarbon (TPH) concentrations in a biopile by 71 % compared to only 44% without the amendment. 4 Lack of Cometabolism It has been reported that five-ring PAHs are only biodegraded in the presence of other hydrocarbons such as lower molecular weight PAHs Biodegradation and Bioremediation of Petroleum Pollutants in Soil 25 or complex hydrocarbon mixtures such as crude oil (Keck et al.

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