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Selective-enrichment as a Tool to Obtain Microbial Degrading Consortia for the Remediation of Pesticide Residues
Inadequate disposal of pesticides during their extensive use in agricultural practices may result in soil, surface, and groundwater pollution. These agrochemicals affect a wide variety of non-target organisms, and their ...
Removal of pharmaceuticals and ecotoxicological changes in wastewater using Trametes versicolor: A comparison of fungal stirred tank and trickle-bed bioreactors
Hospital wastewater is loaded with pharmaceutically active compounds (PhACs), which sometimes end up in the environment unaltered due to the lack of effective and specific treatments. The use of white rot fungi, specifically ...
Bioaugmentation of pilot-scale slow sand filters can achieve compliant levels for the micropollutant metaldehyde in a real water matrix
Metaldehyde is a polar, mobile, low molecular weight pesticide that is challenging to remove from drinking water with current adsorption-based micropollutant treatment technologies. Alternative strategies to remove this ...
Multi-residue analysis of pharmaceuticals in water samples by liquid chromatography- mass spectrometry: Quality assessment and application to the risk assessment of urban-influenced surface waters in a metropolitan area of Central America
The occurrence of pharmaceuticals in surface water has been barely studied in Latin America. This work aimed to i) develop a multi-residue liquid chromatography- triple quadrupole mass spectrometry (LC–MS/MS) method for ...
Nitrapyrin effectiveness in reducing nitrous oxide emissions decreases at low doses of urea in an Andosol
In the tropics, frequent nitrogen (N) fertilization of grazing areas can potentially increase nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions. The application of nitrification inhibitors has been reported as an effective management practice ...
Using Molecular Methods to Identify and Monitor Xenobiotic-Degrading Genes for Bioremediation
Environmental pollution is a matter of increasing concern worldwide, for which new and innovative solutions are constantly required. Bioremediation, the transformation of contaminants into less toxic substances using ...