Nanobiotechnology Approach for the Remediation of Environmental Hazards Generated from Industrial Waste Chapter First Online: 08 February 2019
Part of the
Environmental Chemistry for a Sustainable World
book series (ECSW, volume 23) Abstract
Various environmental hazards occurring in present days are the results of population explosion, industrial pollution, unsafe agricultural practices, and several miscellaneous reasons. Hence, remediation process becomes very crucial in limiting the pollution. The process of treatment of contaminated environmental media, i.e., soil and water, in order to remove the toxicants present in it is called as “remediation/environmental remediation.” “Bioremediation” is a process of swabbing contaminated media with biological agents/microbes or naturally extracted chemicals. Bioremediation depending on site of application is further categorized into ex situ bioremediation, in situ bioremediation, phytoremediation, and permeable reactive barrier (PRB). However, if the percentage of contaminant is higher in the media, microbes used for bioremediation will get digested by toxicants/contaminants resulting in the ineffectiveness to remove the bacteria. While the usage of nanoparticles in bioremediation process is one of the key factors for reducing the limitations of this technique, the combination/addition of nanoparticles along with biological agents and applying on the contaminated media can give better results than individual bioremediation techniques. Nanoparticles due to their specific physical and chemical properties possess high reactivity with contaminated area. Nanomaterials are used in different forms in bioremediation process like nanoiron, nanofibers, nanorods, nanotubes, nanoribbons, nanocomposites, nanoporous materials, nanofoam, and nanocrystalline materials. Due to the powerful potential executed by the combination of nanoparticles and biological agents in bioremediation, their usage in future gets widened.
Keywords Nanoparticles Industrial waste effluents Ex situ and in situ bioremediation Environmental hazards Permeable reactive barrier
The original version of this chapter was revised. A correction to this chapter can be found at
Authors Mounika Gudeppu and Krishnapriya Madhu Varier have equal contribution and are designated as co-first authors.
Abrams HK (2001) A short history of occupational health. J Publ Health Pol 22(1):34–80.
https://doi.org/10.2307/3343553 CrossRef Google Scholar
Aislabie J, Saul DJ, Foght JM (2006) Bioremediation of hydrocarbon contaminated polar soils. Extremophiles 10:171–179.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00792-2005-0498-4 CrossRef Google Scholar
Akbari A, Ghoshal S (2014) Pilot-scale bioremediation of a petroleum hydrocarbon-contaminated clayey soil from a sub-Arctic site. J Hazard Mater 280:595–602.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2014.08.016 CrossRef Google Scholar
Alqadami AA, Naushad M, ALOthman ZA, Ghfar AA (2017) Novel metal–organic framework (MOF) based composite material for the sequestration of U (VI) and Th (IV) metal ions from aqueous environment. ACS Appl Mat Interfaces 9:36026–36037.
https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.7b10768 CrossRef Google Scholar
Awual MR, Hasan MM, Eldesoky GE, Khaleque MA, Rahman MM, Naushad M (2016) Facile mercury detection and removal from aqueous media involving ligand impregnated conjugate nanomaterials. Chem Eng J 290:243–251.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2016.01.038 CrossRef Google Scholar
Baker RS, Moore AT (2000) Optimizing the effectiveness of in situ bioventing: at sites suited to its use, bioventing often is a quick, cost-effective soil remediation method. Pollut Eng 32(7):44–47.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11274-016-2137-x CrossRef Google Scholar
Bargar JR, Bernier-Latmani R, Giammar DE, Tebo BM (2008) Biogenic uraninite nanoparticles and their importance for uranium remediation. Elements 4(6):407–412.
https://doi.org/10.2113/gselements.4.6.407 CrossRef Google Scholar
Barr D (2002) Biological methods for assessment and remediation of contaminated land: case studies. Constr Ind Res Info Assoc, London
https://www.brebookshop.com/samples/139819.pdf Google Scholar
Besaltatpour A, Hajabbasi M, Khoshgoftarmanesh A, Dorostkar V (2011) Land farming process effects on biochemical properties of petroleum-contaminated soils. Soil Sediment Contam Int J 20:234–248.
https://doi.org/10.1080/15320383.2011.546447 CrossRef Google Scholar
Bina B, Pourzamani H, Rashidi A, Amin MM (2012) Ethylbenzene removal by carbon nanotubes from aqueous solution. J Publ Health Pol 1–8.
Cerqueira VS, Peralba MR, Camargo FAO, Bento FM (2014) Comparison of bioremediation strategies for soil impacted with petrochemical oily sludge. Int Biodeterior Biodegrad 95:338–345.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibiod.2014.08.015 CrossRef Google Scholar
Chemlal R, Abdi N, Lounici H, Drouiche N, Pauss A, Mameri N (2013) Modeling and qualitative study of diesel biodegradation using biopile process in sandy soil. Int Biodeterior Biodegrad 78:43–48.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibiod.2012.12.014 CrossRef Google Scholar
Chikere CB, Chikere BO, Okpokwasili GC (2012) Bioreactor-based bioremediation of hydrocarbon-polluted Niger Delta marine sediment, Nigeria. 3 Biotech 2:53–66.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s13205-011-0030-8 CrossRef Google Scholar
Coulon F, Al Awadi M, Cowie W, Mardlin D, Pollard S, Cunningham C, Risdon G, Arthur P, Semple KT, Paton GI (2010) When is a soil remediated? Comparison of biopiled and windrowed soils contaminated with bunker-fuel in a full-scale trial. Environ Pollut 158:3032–3040.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2010.06.001 CrossRef Google Scholar
Delillea D, Duvala D, Pelletier E (2008) Highly efficient pilot biopiles for on-site fertilization treatment of diesel oil contaminated sub-Antarctic soil. Cold Reg Sci Technol 54(1):7–18.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coldregions.2007.09.003 CrossRef Google Scholar
da Silva LJ, Flávia Chaves Alves FC, de França FP (2012) A review of the technological solutions for the treatment of oily sludges from petroleum refineries. Waste Manag Res 30(10):1016–1030.
https://doi.org/10.1177/0734242X12448517 CrossRef Google Scholar
De Pourcq K, Ayora C, García-Gutiérrez M, Missana T, Carrera J (2015) A clay permeable reactive barrier to remove Cs-137 from groundwater: column experiments. J Environ Radioact 149:36–42.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvrad.2015.06.029 CrossRef Google Scholar
de Windt W, Aelterman P, Verstraete W (2005) Bioreductive deposition of palladium (0) nanoparticles on Shewanella oneidensis with catalytic activity towards reductive dechlorination of polychlorinated biphenyls. Environ Microbiol 7(3):314–325.
https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1462-2920.2005.00696.x CrossRef Google Scholar
de-Bashan LE, Hernandez J-P, Bashan Y (2012) The potential contribution of plant growth-promoting bacteria to reduce environmental degradation-a comprehensive evaluation. Appl Soil Ecol 61:171–189.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apsoil.2011.09.003 CrossRef Google Scholar
Dias RL, Ruberto L, Calabró A, Balbo AL, Del Panno MT, Mac Cormack WP (2015) Hydrocarbon removal and bacterial community structure in on-site biostimulated biopile systems designed for bioremediation of diesel-contaminated Antarctic soil. Polar Biol 38:677–687.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00300-014-1630-7 CrossRef Google Scholar
Diele F, Notarnicola F, Sgura I (2002) Uniform air velocity field for a bioventing system design: some numerical results. Int J Eng Sci 40:1199–1210.
https://doi.org/10.1016/S0020-7225(02)00015-0 CrossRef Google Scholar
Folch A, Vilaplana M, Amado L, Vicent R, Caminal G (2013) Fungal permeable reactive barrier to remediate groundwater in an artificial aquifer. J Hazard Mater 262:554–560.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2013.09.004 CrossRef Google Scholar
Frascari D, Zanaroli G, Danko AS (2015) In situ aerobic co-metabolism of chlorinated solvents: a review. J Hazard Mater 283:382–399.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2014.09.041 CrossRef Google Scholar
Frutos FJG, Escolano O, García S, Mar Babín M, Fernández MD (2010) Bioventing remediation and ecotoxicity evaluation of phenanthrene-contaminated soil. J Hazard Mater 183:806–813.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2010.07.098 CrossRef Google Scholar
García Y, Ruiz C, Mena E, Villaseñor J, Cañizares P, Rodrigo MA (2014) Removal of nitrates from spiked clay soils by coupling electrokinetic and permeable reactive barrier technologies. J Chem Technol Biotechnol 90:1719–1726.
https://doi.org/10.1002/jctb.4488 CrossRef Google Scholar
Gelati TR, Bonow CA, do Couto AM, de Almeida MCV, Roloff DIT, Cezar-Vaz MR (2017) Physical, chemical and biological hazards to port workers and their potential to cause respiratory disorders. Cogitare Enferm 22(2):e49371.
https://doi.org/10.5380/ce.v22i1.49371 CrossRef Google Scholar
Gidarakos E, Aivalioti M (2007) Large scale and long term application of bioslurping: the case of a Greek petroleum refinery site. J Hazard Mater 149:574–581.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2007.06.110 CrossRef Google Scholar
Gomez F, Sartaj M (2014) Optimization of field scale biopiles for bioremediation of petroleum hydrocarbon contaminated soil at low temperature conditions by response surface methodology (RSM). Int Biodeterior Biodegrad 89:103–109.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibiod.2014.01.010 CrossRef Google Scholar
Gong JL, Wang B, Zeng GM (2009) Removal of cationicdyes from aqueous solution using magnetic multi-wall carbon nanotube nanocomposite as adsorbent. J Hazard Mater 164(2–3):1517–1522.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2008.09.072 CrossRef Google Scholar
Grobelak A, Napora A, Kacprzak M (2015) Using plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) to improve plant growth. Ecol Eng 84:22–28.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoleng.2015.07.019 CrossRef Google Scholar
Guo R, Guo X, Yu D, Hu J (2012) Application research in water treatment of PAMAM dendrimer. Chem Ind Eng Prog 31:671–675
http://en.cnki.com.cn/Article_en/CJFDTotal-HGJZ201203039.html Google Scholar
Harris JR, Current RS (2012) Machine safety: new & updated consensus standards. Prof Saf 57(5):50–57
http://www.asse.org/professionalsafety/pastissues/057/05/F1Har_0512.pdf Google Scholar
Helena IG, Celiadias-Ferreira, Alexandra BR (2013) Overview of in situ and ex situ remediation technologies for PCB-contaminated soils and sediments and obstacles for full-scale application. Sci Total Environ 445–446:237–260.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.11.098 CrossRef Google Scholar
Hobson AM, Frederickson J, Dise NB (2005) CH4 and N2O from mechanically turned windrow and vermin composting systems following in-vessel pre-treatment. Waste Manag 25:345–352.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wasman.2005.02.015 CrossRef Google Scholar
Höhener P, Ponsin V (2014) In situ vadose zone bioremediation. Curr Opin Biotechnol 27:1–7.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.copbio.2013.08.018 CrossRef Google Scholar
Kandah MI, Meunier JL (2007) Removal of nickel ions from water by multi-walled carbon nanotubes. J Hazard Mater 146(1–2):283–288.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2006.12.019 CrossRef Google Scholar
Kanel SR, Manning B, Charlet L, Choi H (2005) Removal of arsenic (III) from groundwater by nanoscale zero-valent iron. Environ Sci Technol 39(5):1291–1298.
https://doi.org/10.1021/es048991u CrossRef Google Scholar
Kanel SR, Greneche JM, Choi H (2006) Arsenic (V) removal from groundwater using nano scale zero-valent iron as a colloidal reactive barrier material. Environ Sci Technol 40(6):2045–2050.
https://doi.org/10.1021/es0520924 CrossRef Google Scholar
Khan FI, Husain T, Hejazi R (2004) An overview and analysis of site remediation technologies. J Environ Manag 71:95–122.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2004.02.003 CrossRef Google Scholar
Kim S, Krajmalnik-Brown R, Kim JO, Chung J (2014) Remediation of petroleum hydrocarbon-contaminated sites by DNA diagnosis-based bioslurping technology. Sci Total Environ 497:250–259.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.08.002 CrossRef Google Scholar
Kuiper I, Lagendijk EL, Bloemberg GV, Lugtenberg BJJ (2004) Rhizoremediation: a beneficial plant-microbe interaction. Mol Plant-Microbe Interact 7:6–15.
https://doi.org/10.1094/MPMI.2004.17.1.6 CrossRef Google Scholar
Lee JH (2013) An overview of phytoremediation as a potentially promising technology for environmental pollution control. Biotechnol Bioprocess Eng 18:431–439.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12257-013-0193-8 CrossRef Google Scholar
Li Y, Liu F, Xia B (2010) Removal of copper from aqueous solution by carbon nanotube/calcium alginate composites. J Hazard Mater 177(1–3):876–880.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2009.12.114 CrossRef Google Scholar
Liu Y, Mou H, Chen L, Mirza ZA, Liu L (2015) Cr(VI)-contaminated groundwater remediation with simulated permeable reactive barrier (PRB) filled with natural pyrite as reactive material: environmental factors and effectiveness. J Hazards Mater 298:83–90.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2015.05.007 CrossRef Google Scholar
Magalhães SMC, Jorge RMF, Castro PML (2009) Investigations into the application of a combination of bioventing and biotrickling filter technologies for soil decontamination processes—a transition regime between bioventing and soil vapour extraction. J Hazard Mater 170:711–715.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2009.05.008 CrossRef Google Scholar
Maila MP, Colete TE (2004) Bioremediation of petroleum hydrocarbons through land farming: are simplicity and cost-effectiveness the only advantages? Rev Environ Sci Bio Technol 3:349–360.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s111157-004-6653-z CrossRef Google Scholar
Mauter MS, Elimelech M (2008) Environmental applications of carbon-based nanomaterials. Environ Sci Tech 42(16):5843–5859.
https://doi.org/10.1021/es8006904 CrossRef Google Scholar
Meagher RB (2000) Phytoremediation of toxic elemental organic pollutants. Curr Opin Plant Biol 3:153–162.
https://doi.org/10.1016/S1369-5266(99)00054-0 CrossRef Google Scholar
Mesa J, Rodríguez-Llorente JD, Pajuelo E, Piedras JMB, Caviedes MA, Redondo-Gómez S, Mateos-Naranjo E (2015) Moving closer towards restoration of contaminated estuaries: bioaugmentation with autochthonous rhizobacteria improves metal rhizoaccumulation in native Spartina maritima. J Hazard Mater 300:263–271.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2015.07.006 CrossRef Google Scholar
Mihopoulos PG, Suidan MT, Sayles GD (2000) Vapor phase treatment of PCE by lab-scale anaerobic bioventing. Water Res 34:3231–3237.
https://doi.org/10.1016/S0043-1354(00)00023-3 CrossRef Google Scholar
Mihopoulos PG, Suidan MT, Sayles GD, Kaskassian S (2002) Numerical modeling of oxygen exclusion experiments of anaerobic bioventing. J Contam Hydrol 58:209–220
CrossRef Google Scholar
Mohan SV, Sirisha K, Rao NC, Sarma PN, Reddy SJ (2004) Degradation of chlorpyrifos contaminated soil by bioslurry reactor operated in sequencing batch mode: bioprocess monitoring. J Hazard Mater 116:39–48.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2004.05.037 CrossRef Google Scholar
Mohan SV, Sirisha K, Rao RS, Sarma PN (2007) Bioslurry phase remediation of chlorpyrifos contaminated soil: process evaluation and optimization by Taguchi design of experimental (DOE) methodology. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf 68:252–262.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoenv.2007.06.002 CrossRef Google Scholar
Mohsenzadeh F, Chehregani RA (2012) Bioremediation of heavy metal pollution by nano-particles of
. Int J Biosci Biochem Bioinforma 2:85–89
https://profs.basu.ac.ir/chehregani/upload_file/art.5554.pdf Google Scholar
Mustafa YA, Abdul-Hameed HM, Razak ZA (2015) Biodegradation of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid contaminated soil in a roller slurry bioreactor. Clean-Soil Air Water 43:1115–1266.
https://doi.org/10.1002/clen.201400623 CrossRef Google Scholar
Naushad M, Ahamad T, Sharma G, Alam MM, ALOthman ZA, Alshehri SM, Ghfar AA (2016) Synthesis and characterization of a new starch/SnO
nanocomposite for efficient adsorption of toxic Hg
metal ion. Chem Eng J 300:306–316.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2016.04.084 CrossRef Google Scholar
Ng DM, Jeffery RW (2003) Relationships between perceived stress and health behaviors in a sample of working adults. Health Psychol 22(6):638–642.
https://doi.org/10.1037/02786184.108.40.2068 CrossRef Google Scholar
Nikolopoulou M, Pasadakis N, Norf H, Kalogerakis N (2013) Enhanced ex situ bioremediation of crude oil contaminated beach sand by supplementation with nutrients and rhamnolipids. Mar Pollut Bull 77:37–44.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2013.10.038 CrossRef Google Scholar
Nurmi JT, Tratnyek PG, Sarathy V (2005) Characterization and properties of metallic iron nanoparticles: spectroscopy, electrochemistry, and kinetics. Environ Sci Techn 39(5):1221–1230.
https://doi.org/10.1021/es049190u CrossRef Google Scholar
Obiri-Nyarko F, Grajales-Mesa SJ, Malina G (2014) An overview of permeable reactive barriers for in situ sustainable groundwater remediation. Chemosphere of polychlorinated biphenyls. Environ Microbiol 7(3):314–325.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2014.03.112 CrossRef Google Scholar
Paudyn K, Rutter A, Rowe RK, Poland JS (2008) Remediation of hydrocarbon contaminated soils in the Canadian Arctic by land farming. Cold Reg Sci Technol 53:102–114.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coldregions.2007.07.006 CrossRef Google Scholar
Philp JC, Atlas RM (2005) Bioremediation of contaminated soils and aquifers. In: Atlas RM, Philp JC (eds) Bioremediation: applied microbial solutions for real-world environmental cleanup. American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Press, Washington, DC, pp 139–236
CrossRef Google Scholar
Piskonen R, Nyyssönen M, Rajamäki T, Itävaara M (2005) Monitoring of accelerated naphthalene-biodegradation in a bioaugmented soil slurry. Biodegradation 16:127–134
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10532-004-4893-9 CrossRef Google Scholar
Prokop G, Schamann M, Edelgaard I (2000) Management of contaminated sites in western Europe. European Environment Agency, Copenhagen
https://www.eea.europa.eu/publications/Topic_report_No_131999 Google Scholar
Qiang Y, Sharma A, Paszczynski A, Meyer D (2007) Conjugates of magnetic nanoparticle-enzyme for bioremediation, vol 4. Proceedings of the 2007 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show. pp 656–659
Quan X, Yang S, Ruan X, Zhao H (2005) Preparation of titania nanotubes and their environmental applications as electrode. Environ Sci Technol 39(10):3770–3775.
https://doi.org/10.1021/es048684o CrossRef Google Scholar
Rayner JL, Snape I, Walworth JL, Harvey PM, Ferguson SH (2007) Petroleum–hydrocarbon contamination and remediation by microbioventing at sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island. Cold Reg Sci Technol 48:139–153.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coldregions.2006.11.001 CrossRef Google Scholar
Roco MC (2005) The emergence and policy implications of converging new technologies integrated from the nanoscale. J Nanopart Res 7(2–3):129–143
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11051-005-3733-0 CrossRef Google Scholar
Rodríguez-Rodríguez CE, Marco-Urrea E, Caminal G (2010) Degradation of naproxen and carbamazepine in spiked sludge by slurry and solid-phase Trametes versicolor systems. Bioresour Technol 101:2259–2266.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2009.11.089 CrossRef Google Scholar
Roy M, Giri AK, Dutta S, Mukherjee P (2015) Integrated phytobial remediation for sustainable management of arsenic in soil and water. Environ Int 75:180–198.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2014.11.010 CrossRef Google Scholar
Sanscartier D, Zeeb B, Koch I, Reimer K (2009) Bioremediation of diesel-contaminated soil by heated and humidified biopile system in cold climates. Cold Reg Sci Technol 55:167–173.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coldregions.2008.07.004 CrossRef Google Scholar
Shah JK, Sayles GD, Suidan MT, Mihopoulos PG, Kaskassian SR (2001) Anaerobic bioventing of unsaturated zone contaminated with DDT and DNT. Water Sci Technol 43:35–42
http://wst.iwaponline.com/content/43/2/35 CrossRef Google Scholar
Shan G, Xing J, Zhang H, Liu H (2005) Biodesulfurization of dibenzothiophene by microbial cells coated with magnetite nanoparticles. Appl Environ Microbiol 71(8):4497–4502.
https://doi.org/10.1128/AEM.71.8.4497-4502.2005 CrossRef Google Scholar
Shankar S, Shankar U, Shikha (2005) Arsenic contamination of groundwater: a review of sources, prevalence, health risks, and strategies for mitigation. Sci World J 1–18.
Silva-Castro GA, Uad I, Gónzalez-López J, Fandiño CG, Toledo FL, Calvo C (2012) Application of selected microbial consortia combined with inorganic and oleophilic fertilizers to recuperate oil-polluted soil using land farming technology. Clean Techn Environ Policy 14:719–726.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10098-011-0439-0 CrossRef Google Scholar
Silva-Castro GA, Uad I, Rodríguez-Calvo A, González-López J, Calvo C (2015) Response of autochthonous microbiota of diesel polluted soils to land- farming treatments. Environ Res 137:49–58.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2014.11.009 CrossRef Google Scholar
Sui H, Li X (2011) Modeling for volatilization and bioremediation of toluene-contaminated soil by bioventing. Chin J Chem Eng 19:340–348.
https://doi.org/10.1016/S1004-9541(11)60174-2 CrossRef Google Scholar
Thiruvenkatachari R, Vigneswaran S, Naidu R (2008) Permeable reactive barrier for groundwater remediation. J Ind Eng Chem 14:145–156.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jiec.2007.10.001 CrossRef Google Scholar
Thomé A, Reginatto C, Cecchin I, Colla LM (2014) Bioventing in a residual clayey soil contaminated with a blend of biodiesel and diesel oil. J Environ Eng 140:1–6.
https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)EE.1943-7870.0000863 CrossRef Google Scholar
Tungittiplakorn W, Lion LW, Cohen LW, Kim JY (2004) Engineered polymeric nanoparticles for soil remediation. Environ Sci Technol 38(5):1605–1610.
https://doi.org/10.1021/es0348997 CrossRef Google Scholar
Tungittiplakorn W, Cohen C, Lion LW (2005) Engineered polymeric nanoparticles for bioremediation of hydrophobic contaminants. Environ Sci Technol 39(5):1354–1358
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15787377 CrossRef Google Scholar
Verma JP, Jaiswal DK (2016) Book review: advances in biodegradation and bioremediation of industrial waste. Front Microbiol 6:1–2.
https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2015.01555 CrossRef Google Scholar
Volpe A, D’Arpa S, Del Moro G, Rossetti S, Tandoi V, Uricchio VF (2012) Fingerprinting hydrocarbons in a contaminated soil from an Italian natural reserve and assessment of the performance of a low-impact bioremediation approach. Water Air Soil Pollut 223:1773–1782.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11270-011-0982-7 CrossRef Google Scholar
Whelan MJ, Coulon F, Hince G, Rayner J, McWatters R, Spedding T, Snape I (2015) Fate and transport of petroleum hydrocarbons in engineered biopiles in polar regions. Chemosphere 131:232–240.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2014.10.088 CrossRef Google Scholar
Yancheshmeh JB, Khavazi K, Pazira E, Solhi M (2011) Evaluation of inoculation of plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria on cadmium uptake by canola and barley. Afr J Microbiol Res 5:1747–1754.
https://doi.org/10.5897/AJMR10.625 CrossRef Google Scholar
Zangi-Kotler M, Ben-Dov E, Tiehm A, Kushmaro A (2015) Microbial community structure and dynamics in a membrane bioreactor supplemented with the flame retardant dibromoneopentyl glycol. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 22:17615–17624.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-015-4975-8 CrossRef Google Scholar
Zhou D, Li Y, Zhang Y, Zhang C, Li X, Chen Z, Huang J, Li X, Flores G, Kamon M (2014) Column test-based optimization of the permeable reactive barrier (PRB) technique for remediating groundwater contaminated by landfill leachates. J Contam Hydrol 168:1–16.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jconhyd.2014.09.003 CrossRef Google Scholar Copyright information
© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019