BIOREMEDIATION - A WALK THROUGH
Author: PALAK JAIN
Bioremediation is a term made by combining two words, i.e., biology which means natural science that scrutinizes living organisms and remediation which means the action of healing something, specifically, preventing environmental destruction. It is any process that purifies an environment which is deteriorated by contaminants with the use of microorganisms. The method has been used for numerous goals over time. One of the significant uses was the desalination of agricultural fields.
George M. Robinson is recognized with being the first human being to apply bioremediation to resolve a major environmental dilemma. In the late 1960s, Robinson examined various cultures of microorganisms in his garage with the help of an engineer who was specialized in the petroleum industry. In 1968, he triumphantly used his microbial mixture over a commercial oil spill and made the very first use of bioremediation.