Biotechnology Workgroup for Department of Defense Soil and Groundwater Decontamination Application
LIFE SYSTEMS INC CLEVELAND
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This report contains materials used in and generated by the Department of Defense Biotechnology Workshop on Soil and Groundwater Decontamination Applications. Various bioremediation techniques for treating soil and water contaminated with sludges, solvents, toxins, acids, bases, and heavy metals were discussed as well as the overall place of biotechnology in Installation Restoration programs. Among the specific applications discussed were biochemical sensors to determine environmental stress in organisms in- situ detoxification and biodecontamination of pollutants in soils and waste streams sequestration, removal, and recovery of metals in waste streams with metal-binding proteins and the use of vegetation to limit the transport to sequester, andor to remove contaminants from soil or water.