Background you are the science reporter for your local newspaper.

 

Background
You are the science reporter for your local newspaper. Your editor asks you to write an article on a major topic within the general field of microbiology. He stipulates that in this article you need to include the following three things:

An historical timeline for the major scientific discoveries that has led to our current understanding of the topic.
A summary of our current understanding of the topic.
A projection of where the next major advance or breakthrough in your topic will come from.

Description

Using the topic, outline and resources that you developed for Project 1, write a 2,000 word article for your newspaper following your editor’s instructions. Your article should not just quote the research articles you have consulted, but convert them into language that is understood by non-scientists without losing the meaning.

Procedure

Submit your project in one WORD document and place it in the appropriate assignment dropbox.
Please format your article according to APA style. Your article should have a cover page, abstract, and reference page. These pages do not count towards the length specified (2000 words).
Please number each page, including the cover page and provide a running head.

 

Microbiology and Environment

 

Topic: Bioremediation

 

Introduction with Historical timeline

 

Principle

 

Bioremediation Factors:

 

Existence of Competent microbial population

 

Accessibility of Pollutants

 

Environmental factors :

 

1. Nutrients

 

2. Type of Soil

 

3. Temperature

 

4. pH

 

5. Occurrence of Electron acceptors

 

Bioremediation Strategies

 

In-Situ Bioremediation:

 

1. Biosparging

 

2. Bioventing

 

3. Bioaugmentation

 

 

 

Ex-Situ Bioremediation:

 

1. Land farming

 

2. Turned Windrows

 

3. Force Vented Biopiles

Exceptional Features

 

Limitations

 

Future prospects

 

 

 

 

References

 

Boufadel M, C. Harifi Y. VanAken B. Wrenn B. Lee K. (2010). Nutrient and oxygen concentrations within the sediments of an Alaskan beach polluted with the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill. Environ. Sci. Technol. 44; 7418–7424.

 

Morley GF, Gadd GM. (1998). Sorption of toxic metals by fungi and clay materials. Mycol Res. 99: 1428–1439.

 

Pogaku R, Kulkarni S. (2006). Biosorption of combined industrial effluents using Phanerochaetechrysosporium. Int J Chem React Eng. 4:A16.

 

Preetha B, Viruthagiri T. (2007). Batch and continuous biosorption of chromium (VI) by Rhizopusarrhizus. Sep Purif Technol.57:126–133.

 

Swift DT, Forciniti D. (1997). Accumulation of lead by Anabaena cylindrica: mathematical modeling and an energy dispersive X-ray study. Biotechnology and Bioengineering. 55:408–419.

 

Trevors JT, Stratton GW, Gadd GM. (1986). Cadmiumtransport, resistance, and toxicity in bacteria, algae, and fungi. Canadian Journal of Microbiology.32:464–474.

 

 

Zhitkovich A. (2011). Chromium in drinking water: sources, metabolism, and cancer risks. Chem. Res. Toxicol. 24:1617–1629.