Editor's choice: bioremediation

Pollution of soil, air and waterways is a persistent global concern with mounting evidence of its detriment to our health and environment. Clean-up efforts aimed at tackling this issue often prove to be ineffective as well as cost and labour-intensive.  

Bioremediation harnesses biological processes for the removal of contaminates from soils, sediments and water. Driven by the action of microorganisms that utilise such contaminants as an energy source, bioremediation may offer a widespread and enduring means of helping to manage pollution.

This collection showcases recent findings from across the field, highlighting methods of reducing levels of toxic metals, xenobiotics and petrochemicals using an assortment of plants, fungi and bacteria.

Oils , plastics and other petrochemicals


Toxic Metals