Opportunities for groundwater microbial electro-remediation

Groundwater pollution is a serious worldwide concern. Aromatic compounds, chlorinated hydrocarbons, metals and nutrients among others can be widely found in different aquifers all over the world. However, there is a lack of sustainable technologies able to treat these kinds of compounds. Microbial electro-remediation, by the means of microbial electrochemical technologies (MET), can become a promising alternative in the near future. MET can be applied for groundwater treatment in situ or ex situ, as well as for monitoring the chemical state or the microbiological activity. This document reviews the current knowledge achieved on microbial electro-remediation of groundwater and its applications.

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  • Year: 2018
  • Authors: Pous, N., Balaguer, M.D., Colprim, J., Puig, S.
  • Reference: Microbial Biotechnology, Open Access Volume 11, Issue 1, January 2018, Pages 119-135

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