Is it possible to increase bioavailability but not environmental risk of PAHs in bioremediation?

Ortega-Calvo, J.J., Tejeda-Agredano, M.C., Jimenez-Sanchez, C., Congiu, E., Sungthong, R. , Niqui-Arroyo, J.L. and Cantos, M. (2013) Is it possible to increase bioavailability but not environmental risk of PAHs in bioremediation? Journal of Hazardous Materials, 261, pp. 733-745. (doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2013.03.042) (PMID:23583067)

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Abstract

The current poor predictability of end points associated with the bioremediation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) is a large limitation when evaluating its viability for treating contaminated soils and sediments. However, we have seen a wide range of innovations in recent years, such as an the improved use of surfactants, the chemotactic mobilization of bacterial inoculants, the selective biostimulation at pollutant interfaces, rhizoremediation and electrobioremediation, which increase the bioavailability of PAHs but do not necessarily increase the risk to the environment. The integration of these strategies into practical remediation protocols would be beneficial to the bioremediation industry, as well as improve the quality of the environment.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Sungthong, Dr Rungroch
Authors: Ortega-Calvo, J.J., Tejeda-Agredano, M.C., Jimenez-Sanchez, C., Congiu, E., Sungthong, R., Niqui-Arroyo, J.L., and Cantos, M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Infrastructure and Environment
Journal Name:Journal of Hazardous Materials
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0304-3894
ISSN (Online):1873-3336
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2013 Elsevier B.V.
First Published:First published in Journal of Hazardous Materials 261:733-745
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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