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Bioremediation in Latin America

Current Research and Perspectives

  • Analía Alvarez
  • Marta Alejandra Polti

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Neli Romano-Armada, María Julia Amoroso, Verónica B. Rajal
    Pages 1-16
  3. Adriana S. Ridolfi, Gloria B. Álvarez, María E. Rodríguez Girault
    Pages 17-40
  4. Norma B. Moraga, María Julia Amoroso, Verónica B. Rajal
    Pages 41-51
  5. Gabriela Briceño, Gonzalo Tortella, Olga Rubilar, Graciela Palma, M. Cristina Diez
    Pages 53-68
  6. M. Laura Ortiz-Hernández, Alexis Rodríguez, Enrique Sánchez-Salinas, M. Luisa Castrejón-Godínez
    Pages 69-99
  7. Nelson Durán, Amauri J. Paula, Diego Stéfani T. Martinez, Amedea B. Seabra
    Pages 101-121
  8. Mariana Rosa, Fernando Prado, Mirna Hilal, Eduardo Pagano, Carolina Prado
    Pages 123-134
  9. Liliana Beatriz Villegas, María Alejandra Martínez, Analia Rodríguez, María Julia Amoroso
    Pages 135-148
  10. Josefina Plaza Cazón, Nadia Yagnentovsky, Marisa Viera, Edgardo Donati
    Pages 149-163
  11. Leonardo Benítez, Josefina Plaza Cazón, Graciana Willis Poratti, Edgardo Donati
    Pages 165-178
  12. Juan D. Aparicio, María Z. Simón Solá, Mariana C. Atjián, Claudia S. Benimeli, María Julia Amoroso
    Pages 179-191
  13. Pablo M. Fernández, Elías L. Cruz, Lucía I. C. de Figueroa
    Pages 209-221
  14. Hipólito F. Pajot, María M. Martorell, Lucía I. C. de Figueroa
    Pages 223-240
  15. Verónica Leticia Colin, Álvaro Juárez Cortes, Analía Rodríguez, María Julia Amoroso
    Pages 255-265
  16. María S. Fuentes, Analía Alvarez, Juliana M. Saez, Claudia S. Benimeli, María Julia Amoroso
    Pages 267-277
  17. Pedro Sineli, Claudia S. Benimeli, María Julia Amoroso, Sergio A. Cuozzo
    Pages 279-288
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 301-308

About this book

Introduction

The book compiles an update information about the state of bioremediation in emerging Latin American countries. Some of the studied regions are sites that suffered decades of pollution by agrochemicals, heavy metals and industrial waste due to the lack of control by government regulations. Such is the case of Northern Argentina, where were illegally deposited over 30 tn of obsolete organochlorine pesticides in 1994. The content has focused in the use of native organisms (from bacteria to plants) as a viable solution to the problem of pollution, using low-cost and powerful techniques, socially well accepted and appropriate from the environmental point of view. In this context, levels of pesticide found in the Latin American population are informed. It was also displayed as a multidisciplinary approach based on concerns of a diverse group of researchers (biochemists, biologists, chemical engineers and geneticists) about a global problem, dealing with specific cases of study, with a view to project their findings to worldwide. In this regard, researchers provide their findings to regulatory sectors, whom could make appropriate decisions.

Keywords

Bioremediation and Phytoremediation Microbiology Toxicology Xenobiotic Metabolism

Editors and affiliations

  • Analía Alvarez
    • 1
  • Marta Alejandra Polti
    • 2
  1. 1.Pilot Plant of Industrial and Microbiology National Council of Scientific and TechniquesNatural Sciences College and Miguel Lillo InstituteArgentina
  2. 2.Pilot Plant of Industrial and Microbiology National Council of Scientific and TechniquesNatural Sciences College and Miguel Lillo InstituteArgentina

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