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Term Bioremediation

A technique that uses biological systems, such as enzymes and certain living organisms (e.g., bacteria), to produce lysis or molecular changes in toxics, pollutants and environmentally important substances in the soil, water and in the air, resulting in compounds of lower or no environmental impact. An example is the cleaning of oil-contaminated water using microorganisms.

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GraphicBioremedation uses microbes to degrade contaminants
Topic  BiodiversityEnvironmental managementProtected areasLegal and InstitutionalSoil and water