Bioremediation in Latin America [electronic resource] : Current Research and Perspectives / edited by Analía Alvarez, Marta Alejandra Polti.

Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2014.
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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.
Impacts of agriculture in Latin America: problems and solutions
Organochlorinated contaminants in general population of Argentina and other Latin American countries
Strategies to ameliorate soils contaminated with boron compounds
Advances in Chile for the treatment of pesticide residues: biobeds technology
Bioremediation of soils contaminated with pesticides: experiences in Mexico
Bioremediation and biotransformation of nanostructures through enzymatic and microbial systems
Phytoremediation: strategies of Argentinean plants against stress by heavy metals
Microbial consortia, a viable alternative for clean up of contaminated soils from Latin American countries
Application of integrated microbial processes for heavy metal recovery from industrial wastes of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Microbial generation of acid mine drainage: Its bioremediation in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Co-contaminated soil bioremediation by Actinobacteria
Molecular markers in hydrocarbon degradation: state of the art and prospective in South America
Perspective in bioremediation: enhancing the hexavalent chromium removal using native yeasts from Tucumán, Argentina
Ecology of dye decolorizing yeasts
Cooper resistance and oxidative stress response in Rhodotorula mucilaginosa RCL-11 yeast isolated from contaminated environment in Tucumán, Argentina
Surface-active compounds of microbial origin and their potential application in technologies of environmental remediation
Use of Actinobacteria consortia to improve methoxychlor bioremediation in different contaminated matrices
Biodegradation of α- and β-hexachlorocyclohexane by indigenous Actinobacteria
Cell immobilization technique for the enhanced removal of lindane using Streptomyces strains isolated from Northwestern Argentina.
Alvarez, Analía. editor.
Polti, Marta Alejandra. editor.
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