The Utilization of Bioremediation to Reduce Soil Contamination: Problems and Solutions

  • Václav Šašek
  • John A. Glaser
  • Philippe Baveye

Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAIV, volume 19)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Biomass Estimation Techniques

  3. Comparison of Effective Organisms in Bioremediation Process

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. K. Dercová, Š. Baláž, B. Vrana, R. Tandlich
      Pages 95-113
    3. P. Baldrian, J. Gabriel
      Pages 115-125
    4. F. Nerud, P. Baldrian, J. Gabriel, D. Ogbeifun
      Pages 127-133
    5. Č. Novotný, B. Rawal, M. Bhatt, M. Patel, V. Šašek, H. P. Molitoris
      Pages 143-148
  4. Ecotoxicology and Toxicity Monitoring of Bioremediation Measures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. A. P. Loibner, R. Braun, V. Boller, O. Szolar
      Pages 165-175
    3. B. Maliszewska-Kordybach, B. Smreczak
      Pages 177-185
    4. K. C. Ruel, J.-P. Joseleau
      Pages 187-197
    5. M. Bhatt, O. Szolar, R. Braun, A. P. Loibner
      Pages 199-203
    6. M. A. T. dela Cruz, O. Szolar, R. Braun, A. P. Loibner
      Pages 205-209
    7. L. Põllumaa, A. Kahru
      Pages 217-220
    8. R. Tandlich, B. Vrana, S. Baláž
      Pages 221-226
  5. Application of Bioremediation to Environmental Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227
    2. T. C. Hazen, A. J. Tien, A. Worsztynowicz, D. J. Altman, K. Ulfig, T. Manko
      Pages 229-246
    3. R. C. Sims, J. L. Sims
      Pages 319-334
    4. K. Demnerová, M. Macková, P. Kučerová, L. Chromá, H. Nováková, M. B. Leigh et al.
      Pages 341-346
    5. G. Ignatavičius, P. Baltrėnas
      Pages 347-351
    6. C. Ehaliotis, G. Zervakis, O. Anoliefo, K. Papadopoulou, A. Kardimaki
      Pages 353-357
    7. H. H. Richnow, R. U. Meckenstock, M. Kästner
      Pages 367-372
    8. M. T. Giardi, D. Esposito, E. Pace, S. Alessandrelli, A. Margonelli, G. Angelini et al.
      Pages 377-380
  6. Bioremediation Market Analysis

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 413-417

About this book


Traditional reliance on chemical analysis to understand the direction and extent of treatment in a bioremediation process has been found to be inadequate. Whereas the goal of bioremediation is toxicity reduction, few direct, reliable measures of this process are as yet available. Another area of intense discussion is the assessment of market forces contributing to the acceptability of bioremediation. Finally, another important component is a series of lectures and lively exchanges devoted to practical applications of different bioremediation technologies. The range of subjects covers a wide spectrum, encompassing emerging technologies as well as actual, full-scale operations. Examples discussed include landfarming, biopiling, composting, phytoremediation and mycoremediation. Each technology is explored for its utility and capability to provide desired treatment goals.

Advantages and limitations of each technology are discussed. The concept of natural attenuation is also critically evaluated since in some cases where time to remediation is not a significant factor, it may be an alternative to active bioremediation operations.


Bioremediation Phytoremediation Sediment bacteria biotechnology ecotoxicity hazard microorganism polychlorinated biphenyls soil toxicity toxicological evaluation toxicology

Editors and affiliations

  • Václav Šašek
    • 1
  • John A. Glaser
    • 2
  • Philippe Baveye
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of MicrobiologyAcademy of Sciences of the Czech RepublicPragueCzech Republic
  2. 2.U.S. Environmental Protection AgencyNational Risk Management Research LaboratoryCincinnatiUSA
  3. 3.Cornell UniversityIthacaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-1142-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-0131-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-1238
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