Journal of Environmental Science & Health.

State-of-the-art review of bioremediation studies

Mohammed, N.a Show author details, Allayla, R.I.a Show author details, Nakhla, G.F.a Show author details, Farooq, S.a Show author details, Husain, T.b Show author detailsCorrespondence address

Department of Civil Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia
Research Institute, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia

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Abstract

The state of the art bioremediation has been rapidly expanding during the last decade. Numerous articles are being published in a remarkable number of journals. Biodegradability of all possible organic pollutants is being tested in field and lab. New technologies are being discovered to biodegrade even the most recalcitrant organic chemicals. Many new books on bioremediation studies are also being written and edited. Information is scattered in books, journals, conferences and many other sources. The objective of this paper is to summarize the available existing literature on bioremediation studies. Issues covered are bioremediation in context with other remediation technologies, biodegradability of different organic compounds under different condition as reported in lab and fields studies, factors affecting bioremediation, and review of existing literature on modeling and case studies. Copyright 1996 by Marcel Dekker, Inc.