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Understanding Biotechnology by David E. Bowen, Fabrício R. Santos, Aluízio Borém

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Chapter 11. Bioremediation

Bioremediation
  • Depolluting Organisms

  • Final Considerations

With an increasing emphasis on the quality of our environment, many recognize that science can play a vital role in the improvement of the quality of our air, soil, and water. Bioremediation is the use of biological systems to degrade or remove noxious pollutants from the environment. Biotechnology is becoming important in this field as well.

Environmental pollution is the result of population growth and technological progress. Short-sightedness has blinded humans to their effect on the environment. In the race for progress, society values productivity while ignoring waste and garbage ...

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