What is Bioremediation?

December 2, 2020 12:16 pm


What is bioremediation? It is the process of using living organisms to deal with hazardous materials or contaminants in order to eliminate them from the environment. It has been around since the early days of science and medicine but only in recent years has it grown into a major commercial industry.

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The principle of bioremediation involves using living organisms to break down bioactive substances found in toxic or contaminated substances and re-establish the natural balance in the environment. For more information on Soil Remediation Company, visit https://soilfix.co.uk/services/groundwater-soil-remediation-services

Some examples of the types of organisms commonly used in bioremediation are microorganisms, which are normally found in soil, water and other natural environments. These organisms are generally beneficial, such as those that break down waste from animals or plants.

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Other organisms, which are usually bacteria, can be introduced into an open system, but the process cannot be maintained for long. They will have to be constantly refreshed and replaced because they are unable to survive in closed systems. Therefore, when a resident organism is needed to break down a bioactive substance, it is often used by another organism to do so. The process is not perfect; it does not remove all toxins. Instead, it helps to reduce the toxins and contaminants to the point where they are less harmful than they would be without bioremediation. In doing so, it helps to keep the environment clean and safe for humans and other forms of life so that land can be reused again safely.