Pollution and Wastes

What is bioremediation?

Bioremediation is the degradation, decomposition, or stabilization of pollutants by microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, and cyanobacteria. Oxygen and organisms are injected into contaminated soil and/or water (e.g., oil spills). The microorganisms feed on and eliminate the pollutants. When the pollutants are gone, the organisms die.


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