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A comprehensive feasibility study of effectiveness and environmental impact of PAH bioremediation using an indigenous microbial degrader consortium and a novel strain Stenotrophomonas maltophilia CPHE1 isolated from an industrial polluted soil.

J Environ Manage 2021 Apr 10;289:112512. Epub 2021 Apr 10.

Institute of Natural Resources and Agrobiology of Seville, Department of Agrochemistry, Environmental Microbiology and Soil Conservation, Science Research Council (IRNAS-CSIC), Seville, Spain.

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) are major toxic and recalcitrant pollutants in the environment. This study assessed the capacity of an isolated soil microbial consortium (OMC) to biodegrade PAHs. OMC was able to reach 100% biodegradation of naphthalene, acenaphthylene, acenaphthene, fluorene and phenanthrene in solution, and up to 76% and 50% of anthracene and fluoranthene, respectively, from a mix of 16 PAHs. Read More

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Imprints of COVID-19 lockdown on the surface water quality of Bagmati river basin, Nepal.

J Environ Manage 2021 Apr 10;289:112522. Epub 2021 Apr 10.

Central Department of Environmental Science, Institute of Science and Technology, Tribhuvan University, Nepal.

COVID-19 pandemic has caused profound impacts on human life and the environment including freshwater ecosystems globally. Despite the various impacts, the pandemic has improved the quality of the environment and thereby creating an opportunity to restore the degraded ecosystems. This study presents the imprints of COVID-19 lockdown on the surface water quality and chemical characteristics of the urban-based Bagmati River Basin (BRB), Nepal. Read More

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Potential of preventive bioremediation to reduce environmental contamination by pesticides in an agricultural context: A case study with the herbicide 2,4-D.

J Hazard Mater 2021 Mar 27;416:125740. Epub 2021 Mar 27.

Université Clermont Auvergne, CNRS, Laboratoire Microorganismes: Génome et Environnement (LMGE), F-63000 Clermont-Ferrand, France.

One of the major problems with pesticides is linked to the non-negligible proportion of the sprayed active ingredient that does not reach its intended target and contaminates environmental compartments. Here, we have implemented and provided new insights to the preventive bioremediation process based on the simultaneous application of the pesticide with pesticide-degrading microorganisms to reduce the risk of leaching into the environment. This study pioneers such a practice, in an actual farming context. Read More

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-Chlorophenol (4-CP) Removal by a Palladium-Coated Biofilm: Coupling Catalytic Dechlorination and Microbial Mineralization via Denitrification.

Environ Sci Technol 2021 Apr 13. Epub 2021 Apr 13.

Biodesign Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287, United States.

Rapid dechlorination and full mineralization of para-chlorophenol (4-CP), a toxic contaminant, are unfulfilled goals in water treatment. Means to achieve both goals stem from the novel concept of coupling catalysis by palladium nanoparticles (PdNPs) with biodegradation in a biofilm. Here, we demonstrate that a synergistic version of the hydrogen (H)-based membrane biofilm reactor (MBfR) enabled simultaneous removals of 4-CP and cocontaminating nitrate. Read More

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