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Students Will Review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in a bioremediation unit of a standard environmental science course. Topics covered include:
- History and description of bioremediation
- How bioremediation functions
- Applications of bioremediation
- Benefits and drawbacks of bioremediation
- The technology involved with bioremediation
- In situ and ex situ bioremediation
- Forms of bioremediation
- Aerobic and anaerobic bioremediation
- Mycoremediation fungal and soil bioremediation
- Approaches to treating oil spills with bioremediation
1. What is Bioremediation?
In this lesson, we will discuss and define the process of bioremediation, where living organisms are able to remove or neutralize an environmental contaminant.
2. History of Bioremediation
Have you ever wondered if we can use nature to help nature? In this lesson, you'll learn about the major points and discoveries related to bioremediation.
3. How Does Bioremediation Work?
Bioremediation is the process of a biological organism metabolizing or neutralizing an environmental pollutant. In this lesson we will look at how this happens in the environment thanks to the metabolic activities of microorganisms.
4. Bioremediation Examples & Uses
Bioremediation is a useful technique for removing contaminants from various environments. In this lesson you'll learn about some of the applications and uses of bioremediation.
5. Advantages of Bioremediation
This lesson discusses some advantages of bioremediation including the ability of microorganisms to use a wide variety of pollutants, the speed of their metabolism, and the cost-effectiveness of bioremediation as an option for environmental cleanup.
6. Disadvantages of Bioremediation
There are some disadvantages and challenges associated with bioremediation. We will disuss environmental variables, biology, and the definition of remediation, and how these influence our ability to use bioremediation.
7. Bioremediation Techniques, Methods & Technology
In this lesson, we will consider how to boost bioremediation in the environment using nutrients, oxygen, and outside organisms and how to move contaminated soil and water out of the environment into controlled conditions for bioremediation.
8. In Situ Bioremediation: Definition & Techniques
In this lesson we will take a look at how biological organisms can break down environmental pollutants in a process called bioremediation. We will consider a special case of bioremediation, called in-situ bioremediation, where contaminated soil or water is cleaned up without removing it from its natural setting.
9. Ex Situ Bioremediation
Ex-situ bioremediation describes a process where contaminated soil or water is removed from the environment by biological organisms. Ex-situ bioremediation can use bioreactors and added nutrients to speed up the breakdown of environmental pollutants.
10. Types of Bioremediation
In this lesson we will consider bioremediation by three major groups of living organisms, bioremediation by bacteria, mycoremediation by fungi ,and phytoremediation by plants.
11. Aerobic & Anaerobic Bioremediation
Organisms that participate in bioremediation can metabolize pollutants in the presence and absence of oxygen (aerobic versus anaerobic). Knowing which process is occurring can help us support bioremediation.
12. Mycoremediation Fungal Bioremediation
When fungi assist us in bioremediation we call it mycoremediation. Learn about the tricks fungi use to digest large, complex molecules and how they can grow in huge networks of interconnected cells.
13. Soil Bioremediation
Soil is a complex mixture of minerals and organic matter that supports a diverse array of life. Soil life is also capable of bioremediation. This lesson describes how soil acts to remove or neutralize environmental pollutants.
14. Bioremediation & Oil Spills: Methods of Treatment
Oil spills are devastating to the environment, learn about how tiny living organisms can help to clean up the oil by a process called bioremediation and how we can pitch in by providing nutrients to the microbial clean up crew in a process called biostimulation.
15. What is Phytoremediation? - Definition & Techniques
Scientists have come up with different ways to help keep our environment clean. We are going to discuss phytoremediation and the techniques used in this process in this lesson.
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