Submitted by: D1 Oils Plc, D1 product Development Centre, Dr. G. Arumgum
Implemented country: India
Bioremediation technology uses plants and micro-organisms to reduce or eliminate contaminants present in soils, water or air or transform them to benign products. The chemical process of bioremediation is called microbial metabolism. It is considered to be a cost-efficient method to remove hazardous substances from heavily contaminated sites. Microbial processes are even used to remove radioactive and metallic contaminants and to reduce pesticides accumulated in soils and ground water. In addition, biodegradation of hydrocarbons, a connatural process using Jatropha curcas, evolved as a means to eliminate crude oil spills and manage oily sludge; it is considered to be an economically viable, eco-friendly, less time-consuming solution for hydrocarbon pollution.