Bioremediation Overview

Bioremediation has its usefulness across industries including in agriculture and the oil and gas industries. It is an excellent approach to the management and protection of environmental resources and involves the treatment of environmental pollutants through a natural process involving microorganisms like bacteria. In agriculture, bioremediation has the ability to restore soil fertility in polluted and compacted soils by introducing microorganisms that ingest pollutants and improve soil aeration. A well aerated soil improves porosity, water and nutrition availability to support healthy growth of plants. The benefits of bioremediation include that it is cheap since microorganisms are free-living and readily available. It is eco-friendly, easy to use and easy to promote. It is also non-toxic and timely.
Amidst environmental concerns, there is an increasing awareness on the technology as such, it is estimated to reach a market value to over $300 billion at 15.5% CAGR by 2027. However, despite its huge potentials, bioremediation is faced with several challenges some of which include its inability to address contamination issues caused by non-biodegradable materials like plastic, glass, metals and other hazardous wastes. It is also believed that products from biodegradation may pose greater risks to the environment.

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