Recent Trend on Bioremediation of Polluted Salty Soils and Waters Using Haloarchaea

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Title: Recent Trend on Bioremediation of Polluted Salty Soils and Waters Using Haloarchaea
Authors: Aracil-Gisbert, Sonia | Torregrosa-Crespo, Javier | Martínez-Espinosa, Rosa María
Research Group/s: Bioquímica Aplicada/Applied Biochemistry (AppBiochem)
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Agroquímica y Bioquímica
Keywords: Bioremediation | Haloarchaea | Haloferax mediterranei | Heavy metals | Green biotechnology | Nitrogen | (Per)chlorates | Phosphorous
Knowledge Area: Bioquímica y Biología Molecular
Issue Date: 4-Apr-2018
Publisher: InTech
Citation: Aracil-Gisbert, Sonia; Torregrosa-Crespo, Javier; Martínez-Espinosa, Rosa María. “Recent Trend on Bioremediation of Polluted Salty Soils and Waters Using Haloarchaea”. In: Shiomi, Naofumi (Ed.). Advances in Bioremediation and Phytoremediation. InTech, 2018. doi:10.5772/intechopen.70802
Abstract: Pollution of soils, sediments, and groundwater is a matter of concern at global level. Industrial waste effluents have damaged several environments; thus, pollutant removal has become a priority worldwide. Currently, bioremediation has emerged as an effective solution for these problems, and, indeed, the use of haloarchaea in bioremediation has been tested successfully. A bibliographic review is here presented to show the recent advances in bioremediation of polluted soil and wastewater using haloarchaea. Several aspects related to the publications in the context of bioremediation and the innovative proposal of using haloarchaea are also analyzed. The results obtained claim that most of the countries show an alarming contamination issue, which focuses the finance into research about environmental friendly remediation approaches to solve this problem. Concerning bioremediation, strategies to treat soils and polluted waters have been much more studied than bioremediation processes addressed to industrial residues. Publications about bioremediation mainly comes from USA, China, and India at the time of writing this work. However, works using haloarchaea in bioremediation came from Kuwait and Spain. Haloarchaea have been investigated as a potential tool for industrial and environmental purposes. Further research is needed to elucidate the optimal growth conditions and environmental parameters for this proposal.
ISBN: 978-953-51-3958-4 | 978-953-51-3957-7 (Print)
DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.70802
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/bookPart
Rights: © 2018 The Author(s). Licensee InTech. This chapter is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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