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Eco-genomic survey of microbial diversity for lindane degradation: formulation of catalysts for site- intervention

Objective

This Project deals with the exploitation of the enzymatic diversity of microbial communities with a history of exposure to hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) as a source of activities for in site remediation of soils, which have been polluted with the pesticide. This will involve:
[a] Surveying the diversity of single bacteria, microbial communities and HCH-degrading genes for aerobic degradation/transformation/detoxification of linden in soil.
[b] Development of efficient-degrading inoculates for increasing linden catabolic activities in polluted sites and for accelerating pesticide removal.
[c] Monitoring the impact of bioremediation in the existing microbial ecosystem.
[d] Eco-engineering of intervention procedures based on the combination of designed microbial-only or microbe/plant inoculate, with natural processes of soil.
[f] Building knowledge on the application of microbial catalysts as a viable remediation strategy.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Address
Campus De La Universidad Autonoma De Madrid
28049 Madrid
Spain

Participants (4)

BAUER UND MOURIK UMWELTTECHNIK GMBH & CO
Germany
Address
In Der Scherau, 1
86529 Schrobenhausen
FUNDACION GAIKER
Spain
Address
Parque Tecnologico De Zamudio, Edificio 202
Zamudio
GENT UNIVERSITY
Belgium
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX
United Kingdom
Address
Wivenhoe Park John Tabor Laboratories
CO4 3SQ Colchester