Thursday, March 17, 2011

Bio-contamination & Bio-remediation

Toxic contamination of soil, water, air, plants, animals and humans is on my mind lately, as a result of Japan's earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear power plant crisis.

One path to detoxification is "bioremediation" - the application of biological processes to sequester or break down contaminants, either on- or off-site.

  • Biochemical mechanisms of detoxification in higher plants: basis of phytoremediation
  • Biodegradation and bioremediation
  • Bioremediation: a critical review
  • Bioremediation: applied microbial solutions for real-world environmental cleanup
  • Bioremediation of contaminated soils
  • Biotransformations: bioremediation technology for health and environmental protection 
  • Ecology of industrial pollution
  • Environmental biotreatment: technologies for air, water, soil, and waste
  • Fungi in bioremediation
  • Mycoremediation: fungal bioremediation
  • Natural and enhanced remediation systems
  • Natural processes and systems for hazardous waste treatment
  • Phytoremediation: transformation and control of contaminants
  • Produce contamination problem: causes and solutions
  • Remediation of contaminated environments
  • War and nature: the environmental consequences of war in a globalized world
Conference Proceedings:
  • Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Environmental Remediation and Radioactive Waste Management 2009
  • Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Environmental Remediation and Radioactive Waste Management 2007
  • Mutational analysis of root characters in food plants: proceedings of a final research coordination meeting, organized by the Joint FAO/IAEA Programme of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture and held in Antalya, Turkey 11-15 October 2004
  • Scientific basis for nuclear waste management XXVI: symposium held December 2-5, 2002, Boston
  • Agricultural aspects of nuclear and/or radiological emergency situations; OECD/NEA Workshop, Fontenay-aux-Roses, France, 12-14 June 1995
  • Relative effectiveness of agricultural countermeasure techniques, REACT : proceedings of a workshop organised by the Commission of the European Communities DG XII-D-3 Radiation Protection Research, DG XI-A-I Radiation Protection, Brussels, 1-4 October 1991
  • Arrangements for preparedness for a nuclear or radiological emergency: safety guide
  • Bioremediation of munitions contaminated soil: annual report
  • Citizen’s guide to bioremediation
  • Classification of soil systems on the basis of transfer factors of radionuclides from soil to reference plants
  • Comparison of the models and assumptions used in the DandD 1.0, RESRAD 5.61, and RESRAD-Build 1.50 computer codes with respect to the residential farmer and industrial occupant scenarios provided in NUREG/CR-5512
  • Environmental consequences of the Chernobyl accident and their remediation: twenty years of experience
  • Management of waste from the use of radioactive material in medicine, industry, agriculture, research and education: safety guide
  • Nuclear waste: DOE’s environmental management initiatives report is incomplete
  • Preparedness and response for a nuclear or radiological emergency : safety requirements
  • Probabilistic accident consequence uncertainty analysis: food chain uncertainty assessment 
  • Soil-to-plant concentration ratios for assessing food-chain pathways in biosphere models
  • Technical basis for assessing uranium bioremediation performance
  • Use of bioremediation at Superfund sites
  • Use of plants for the removal of toxic metals from contaminated soils