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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330318/brevibacillus-borstelensis-and-streptomyces-albogriseolus-have-roles-to-play-in-degradation-of-herbicide-sulfosulfuron
#1
Ridhima Arya, Navnit Kumar Mishra, Anil K Sharma
Use of herbicides, in particular sulfosulfuron, at more than recommended doses has raised major concerns about the health hazards for animals and humans. In the present study, isolation of sulfosulfuron-degrading Brevibacillus borstelensis and Streptomyces albogriseolus from the field soils in the northwestern region of India was carried out where the use of sulfosulfuron is predominant, and further assessed for their potential to degrade sulfosulfuron individually and together in a consortium form under lab conditions...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324669/bacterial-endophytes-enhance-phytostabilization-in-soils-contaminated-with-uranium-and-lead
#2
Muhammad Tayyab Ahsan, Muhammad Najam-Ul-Haq, Muhammad Idrees, Inayat Ullah, Muhammad Afzal
The combined use of plants and bacteria is a promising approach for the remediation of polluted soil. In the current study, the potential of bacterial endophytes in partnership with Leptochloa fusca (L.) Kunth was evaluated for the remediation of uranium (U)- and lead (Pb)-contaminated soil. L. fusca was vegetated in contaminated soil and inoculated with three different endophytic bacterial strains, Pantoea stewartii ASI11, Enterobacter sp. HU38, and Microbacterium arborescens HU33, individually as well as in combination...
March 21, 2017: International Journal of Phytoremediation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324249/evaluation-of-organic-amendment-on-the-effect-of-cadmium-bioavailability-in-contaminated-soils-using-the-dgt-technique-and-traditional-methods
#3
EDITORIAL
Yu Yao, Qin Sun, Chao Wang, Pei-Fang Wang, Shi-Ming Ding
Organic amendments have been widely proposed as a remediation technology for metal-contaminated soils, but there exist controversial results on their effectiveness. In this study, the effect of pig manure addition on cadmium (Cd) bioavailability in Cd-contaminated soils was systematically evaluated by one dynamic, in situ technique of diffusive gradients in thin films (DGT) and four traditional methods based on the equilibrium theory (soil solution concentration and the three commonly used extractants, i.e...
March 21, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324138/remediation-of-petroleum-contaminated-soil-using-bulrush-straw-powder-biochar-and-nutrients
#4
Yanjie Wang, Fayun Li, Xiangmin Rong, Haixing Song, Jiabo Chen
The aim of this study was to determine the remediation efficiency of petroleum-contaminated soil from an oilfield using different types of remediation treatments under laboratory conditions. Compared with unamended soil as the control treatment (T1), soil samples were amended with bulrush straw powder (T2), with biochar alone (T3) and in combination with nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus) (T4). The remediation experiment was carried out for 8 weeks. The extent of hydrocarbon degradation was monitored gravimetrically, and the residual oil fractions were analyzed by gas chromatography...
March 21, 2017: Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319859/use-of-clay-to-remediate-cadmium-contaminated-soil-under-different-water-management-regimes
#5
Jianrui Li, Yingming Xu
We examined in situ remediation of sepiolite on cadmium-polluted soils with diverse water regimes, and several variables including brown rice Cd, exchangeable Cd, pH, and available Fe/P. pH, available Fe/P in soils increased gradually during continuous flooding, which contributed to Cd absorption on colloids. In control group (untreated soils), compared to conventional irrigation, brown rice Cd in continuous flooding reduced by 37.9%, and that in wetting irrigation increased by 31.0% (p<0.05). In contrast to corresponding controls, brown rice Cd in sepiolite treated soils reduced by 44...
March 17, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318794/ethylenediaminedisuccinic-acid-edds-enhances-phytoextraction-of-lead-by-vetiver-grass-from-contaminated-residential-soils-in-a-panel-study-in-the-field
#6
Ramesh Attinti, Kirk R Barrett, Rupali Datta, Dibyendu Sarkar
Phytoextraction is a green remediation technology for cleaning contaminated soils. Application of chelating agents increases metal solubility and enhances phytoextraction. Following a successful greenhouse experiment, a panel study under field weather elucidated the efficiency of the chelating agent ethylenediaminedisuccinic acid (EDDS) on phytoextraction of lead (Pb) by vetiver grass, a hyperaccumulator of Pb, and a nonaccumulator fescue grass from residential soils contaminated with Pb-based paint from Baltimore, MD and San Antonio, TX...
March 16, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317441/oxidative-degradation-of-pentachlorophenol-by-permanganate-for-isco-application
#7
Roger Matta, Serge Chiron
Potassium permanganate (KMnO4) has been an effective technology for the in situ chemical oxidation (ISCO) of many organic compounds including chlorinated alkanes and alkenes, but it has rarely been applied for oxidizing aromatic organochlorines. This study confirms the ability of permanganate to oxidize an aromatic chlorinated compound, pentachlorophenol (PCP), in an efficient manner at neutral pH. The rate of the reaction between KMnO4 and PCP was calculated and the results indicated that the reaction between PCP and permanganate is relatively fast with a second order rate k"∼ 30 M(-1)s(-1)...
March 18, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314395/response-of-the-bacterial-community-in-oil-contaminated-marine-water-to-the-addition-of-chemical-and-biological-dispersants
#8
Camila Rattes de Almeida Couto, Diogo de Azevedo Jurelevicius, Vanessa Marques Alvarez, Jan Dirk van Elsas, Lucy Seldin
The use of dispersants in different stages of the oil production chain and for the remediation of water and soil is a well established practice. However, the choice for a chemical or biological dispersant is still a controversial subject. Chemical surfactants that persist long in the environment may pose problems of toxicity themselves; therefore, biosurfactants are considered to constitute an environmentally friendly and effective alternative. Nevertheless, the putative effects of such agents on the microbiomes of oil-contaminated and uncontaminated marine environments have not been sufficiently evaluated...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314132/rhizobial-symbiosis-alleviates-polychlorinated-biphenyls-induced-systematic-oxidative-stress-via-brassinosteroids-signaling-in-alfalfa
#9
Xiaomi Wang, Ying Teng, Ning Zhang, Peter Christie, Zhengao Li, Yongming Luo, Jun Wang
The role of symbiotic rhizobia in the alleviation of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB)-induced phytotoxicity in alfalfa and the brassinosteroid (BR) hormone signaling involved were investigated during phytoremediation. The association between alfalfa and Sinorhizobium meliloti was adopted as a remediation model. Phytotoxicity due to PCB 77 (3,3',4,4'-tetrachlorobiphenyl) exerted adverse impacts on plant performance (biomass accumulation and photosynthesis) and elicited cellular oxidative stress (overproduction of reactive oxygen species, lipid peroxidation, and cell necrosis) which was largely attenuated by pre-inoculation with S...
March 14, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304130/the-focus-on-chemicals-alone-in-human-dominated-ecosystems-is-inappropriate
#10
G Allen Burton
As the earth's human population continues to increase, mega-cities rapidly expand, and agriculture tries to meet their needs - ecosystems are increasingly dominated by humans. This, of course, equates to increased loadings of eroded soils, nutrients, and chemicals along with more degraded habitat. Governments will continue to struggle to address these conflicting issues and must adapt into more effective and efficient management modes. The traditional focus on using chemical-specific guidelines as the foundation of environmental protection and restoration no longer is sufficient and must move to a more realistic and effective approach...
March 17, 2017: Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289987/biochar-based-constructed-wetlands-to-treat-reverse-osmosis-rejected-concentrates-in-chronic-kidney-disease-endemic-areas-in-sri-lanka
#11
B C L Athapattu, T W L R Thalgaspitiya, U L S Yasaratne, Meththika Vithanage
The objectives were to investigate the potential remedial measures for reverse osmosis (RO) rejected water through constructed wetlands (CWs) with low-cost materials in the media established in chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology (CKDu) prevalent area in Sri Lanka. A pilot-scale surface and subsurface water CWs were established at the Medawachchiya community-based RO water supply unit. Locally available soil, calicut tile and biochar were used in proportions of 81, 16.5 and 2.5% (w/w), respectively, as filter materials in the subsurface...
March 13, 2017: Environmental Geochemistry and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288422/effect-of-the-polarity-reversal-frequency-in-the-electrokinetic-biological-remediation-of-oxyfluorfen-polluted-soil
#12
Silvia Barba, José Villaseñor, Manuel A Rodrigo, Pablo Cañizares
This work studies the feasibility of the periodic polarity reversal strategy (PRS) in a combined electrokinetic-biological process for the remediation of clayey soil polluted with a herbicide. Five two-weeks duration electrobioremediation batch experiments were performed in a bench scale set-up using spiked clay soil polluted with oxyfluorfen (20 mg kg(-1)) under potentiostatic conditions applying an electric field between the electrodes of 1.0 V cm(-1) (20.0 V) and using PRS with five frequencies (f) ranging from 0 to 6 d(-1)...
March 3, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288362/critical-review-of-decision-support-tools-for-sustainability-assessment-of-site-remediation-options
#13
REVIEW
Lies Huysegoms, Valérie Cappuyns
In Europe alone, there are more than 2,5 million potentially contaminated sites of which 14% are expected to require remediation. Contaminated soil and groundwater can cause damage to human health as well as to valuable ecosystems. Globally more attention has been paid to this problem of soil contamination in the past decades. For example, more than 58 000 sites have been remediated in Europe between 2006 and 2011. Together with this increase in remediation projects there has been a surge in the development of new remediation technologies and decision support tools to be able to match every site and its specific characteristics to the best possible remediation alternative...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285437/application-of-magnetic-methods-for-assessment-of-soil-restoration-in-the-vicinity-of-metallurgical-copper-processing-plant-in-bulgaria
#14
N Jordanova, E Petrovský, A Kapicka, D Jordanova, P Petrov
Copper ore mining and processing are among the most harmful anthropogenic influences for the environment and they are a subject of international and national law regulations. Recultivation of areas influenced by mining and processing industry is commonly applied and monitored in order to restore as much as possible the natural environment. In this study, environmental magnetic methods are applied in order to assess the degree of soil restoration in terms of soil development, after remediation of waste dump from Cu-processing plant...
April 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281133/assessing-the-efficacy-over-time-of-the-addition-of-industrial-by-products-to-remediate-contaminated-soils-at-a-pilot-plant-scale
#15
Raquel González-Núñez, Anna Rigol, Miquel Vidal
The effect of the addition of industrial by-products (gypsum and calcite) on the leaching of As and metals (Cu, Zn, Ni, Pb and Cd) in a soil contaminated by pyritic minerals was monitored over a period of 6 months at a two-pit pilot plant. The contaminated soil was placed in one pit (non-remediated soil), whereas a mixture of the contaminated soil (80% w/w) with gypsum (10% w/w) and calcite (10% w/w) was placed in the other pit (remediated soil). Soil samples and leachates of the two pits were collected at different times...
April 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278094/citric-acid-preacidification-enhanced-electrokinetic-remediation-for-removal-chromium-from-chromium-residue-contaminated-soil
#16
Fansheng Meng, Hao Xue, Yeyao Wang, Binghui Zheng, Juling Wang
Electrokinetic experiments were conducted on chromium residue contaminated soils collected from a chemical plant in China. Acidification-electrokinetic remediation technology was proposed in order to solve the problem of removing inefficient with ordinary electrokinetic. In present study, the effects of acidification time, concentrations of citric acid on removal of chromium from soils were studied by changing the acidification pretreatment conditions, and then speciation analysis of chromium was also conducted to study the regularity of Cr in different forms...
March 1, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275982/an-assessment-of-subsurface-contamination-of-an-urban-coastal-aquifer-due-to-oil-spill
#17
Indumathi M Nambi, Bokam Rajasekhar, Vijay Loganathan, R RaviKrishna
Incidences of leakages of chemicals from underground oil storage tanks or oil-carrying pipelines have posed huge threat to the coastal aquifers around the world. One such leak was recently identified and notified by the people of Tondiarpet, Chennai, India. The assessment of the contamination level was done by obtaining electrical resistivity maps of the subsurface, drilling of 20 new borewells for soil and water analysis, and testing the water quality of 30 existing borewells. Samples were collected from the borewells, and observations were made that included parameters such as odor, moisture, contamination characteristics, lithology, groundwater level, thickness of the free product that are used to demarcate the extent of soil, and water contamination...
April 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275969/metal-metalloid-content-in-plant-parts-and-soils-of-corylus-spp-influenced-by-mining-metallurgical-production-of-copper
#18
Ana A Radojevic, Snezana M Serbula, Tanja S Kalinovic, Jelena V Kalinovic, Mirjana M Steharnik, Jelena V Petrovic, Jelena S Milosavljevic
The town of Bor and its surroundings (Serbia) have been under environmental pollution for more than a century, due to exploitation of large copper deposits. Naturally present Corylus spp. were sampled in the surroundings of the mine and flotation tailings at 12 sites distributed in six zones with different pollution loads, under the assumption that all the zones were endangered except for the background. As, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Mn, Mo, Ni, Pb and Zn inputs from soil and the air were evaluated in plant parts, in terms of absorption, accumulation and indication abilities of Corylus spp...
March 8, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275373/characterization-of-biosurfactant-produced-during-degradation-of-hydrocarbons-using-crude-oil-as-sole-source-of-carbon
#19
Kaustuvmani Patowary, Rupshikha Patowary, Mohan C Kalita, Suresh Deka
Production and spillage of petroleum hydrocarbons which is the most versatile energy resource causes disastrous environmental pollution. Elevated oil degrading performance from microorganisms is demanded for successful microbial remediation of those toxic pollutants. The employment of biosurfactant-producing and hydrocarbon-utilizing microbes enhances the effectiveness of bioremediation as biosurfactant plays a key role by making hydrocarbons bio-available for degradation. The present study aimed the isolation of a potent biosurfactant producing indigenous bacteria which can be employed for crude oil remediation, along with the characterization of the biosurfactant produced during crude oil biodegradation...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273939/microbial-transformation-of-ginsenoside-rb1-re-and-rg1-and-its-contribution-to-the-improved-anti-inflammatory-activity-of-ginseng
#20
Shanshan Yu, Xiaoli Zhou, Fan Li, Chunchun Xu, Fei Zheng, Jing Li, Huanxi Zhao, Yulin Dai, Shuying Liu, Yan Feng
Microbial transformation of ginsenosides to increase its pharmaceutical effect is gaining increasing attention in recent years. In this study, Cellulosimicrobium sp. TH-20, which was isolated from soil samples on which ginseng grown, exhibited effective ginsenoside-transforming activity. After protopanaxadiol (PPD)-type ginsenoside (Rb1) and protopanaxatriol (PPT)-type ginsenosides (Re and Rg1) were fed to C. sp. TH20, a total of 12 metabolites, including 6 new intermediate metabolites, were identified. Stepwise deglycosylation and dehydrogenation on the feeding precursors have been observed...
December 2017: Scientific Reports
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