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Bioremediation of Contaminated Sites

This topic was studied by our research group for long time and deals with different approches to bioremediate soil and  waste water.  The bioremediation processes are based on biotic   catalysts such as enzymes responsible for the oxidative process of pollutants or the direct use of microorganisms able to metabolize pollutant molecules.

Activity start 2008 and before
Publications - Rao M.A,  Scelza R., Acevedo F., Diez M.C., Gianfreda L. 2014. Enzymes as useful tools for environmental purposes. Chemosphere  DOI 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2013.12.059 Q1
- Rao M.A., Scelza R., Scotti R., Gianfreda L. 2010.  Role of enzymes in the remediation of polluted environments.  Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition 10: 333-353.   Q4
- Iamarino G., Rao M.A., Gianfreda L. 2009. Dephenolization and detoxification of Olive-Mill Wastewater (OMW) by purified biotic and abiotic oxidative catalysts. Chemosphere 74: 216-223. Q1
- Rao M.A., Iamarino G., Scelza R., Russo F., Gianfreda L. (2008).   Oxidative transformation of aqueous phenolic mixtures by birnessite-mediated catalysis. The Science of the Total Environment  407: 438- 446.  Q1
- Rao M.A., Scelza R., Scotti R., Gianfreda L. 2010.  Role of enzymes in the remediation of polluted environments.  Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition 10: 333-353.  Q4
- Scelza R., Rao M.A., Gianfreda L. 2010. Properties of an aged phenanthrene-contaminated soil and its response to bioremediation processes. Journal of Soils Sediments 10:545–555 Q2
- Scelza R, Rao MA, Gianfreda L. Response of an agricultural soil to PCP contamination and the addition of compost or dissolved organic matter. Soil Biol Biochem 2008; 40:2162-2169. Q1                                            
Permanent staff Maria A. Rao (AGR/13)
Temporary or external staff Dr Rosalia Scelza
Collaborations  
SSD  
Projects Progetto PRIN. Metodi chimici, fisici e biologici innovativi per la caratterizzazione e il recupero di un suolo contaminato da metalli pesanti (MICROS) (2005-2006) coordinatore prof. P. Ruggiero  UO Prof. Liliana Gianfreda
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