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Pollutants which pose serious ecological and health risks are increasingly being released into the environment as a result of anthropogenic activities. Developing and implementing ‘cleaning-up' strategies which effectively extract or neutralise harmful environmental contaminants are therefore a current global priority. The use of biological agents, primarily micro-organisms and plants, to remove contaminants, broadly termed ‘bioremediation’, is a cost-effective and sustainable solution to counter high levels of environmental pollution, and rapid advances in this area are being facilitated by recent technological developments in genomics and synthetic biology.

This Collection welcomes original research on all aspects of bioremediation, including but not limited to phytoremediation, bioaugmentation, biofilters, bioreactors, bioventing, composting and land farming.

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Petroleum spill mixed with other chemical substances on sea and sand surface. Pollution images, Samet Island, Thailand. - stock photo


  • Yan Dang

    Beijing Forestry University, China

  • Pratyoosh Shukla

    Banaras Hindu University, India

  • Thomas Smith

    Sheffield Hallam University, UK

  • Zengqiang Zhang

    Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University, China

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To submit your manuscript for consideration at Scientific Reports as part of this Collection, please follow the steps detailed on this page. On the first page of our online submission system, under “I’m submitting:” select the option “any other article type”. Once logged in you can submit your manuscript to a Collection by selecting “Guest Edited Collection”, under the “Choose the appropriate manuscript type” message, and clicking “Continue”. Then when filling out the manuscript information, select the "Bioremediation" Collection from the alphabetical list on the “Springer Nature Subject Category” tab. Authors should express their interest in the Collection in their cover letter.

Accepted papers are published on a rolling basis as soon as they are ready.

In addition to papers on Bioremediation, Scientific Reports welcomes all original research in the field of Biological sciences. To browse our latest articles in Biological sciences click here.


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