Bio remediation is being used to treating contaminated soil and water sources. Unlike older methods that depend on disposal and containment, bioremediation usually decomposes pollutants, and is therfore a more effective and permanent solution.

Bioremediation uses microbes, or micro organisms, to degrade organic material. With micro organisms, we can bput these bacterium in contaminated soil, and the microbes should eliminate most or all organic contaminations. In one case, microbes were inserted into a manure lagoon at a farm. The microbes brought the waste levels from 11 inches to 4 inches in 30 days. This process can also be used to clean water by removing carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus from the sample.

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