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#BioRemid2023 conference concluded!

Four intensive days full of discussions and lectures around bioremediation and zero pollution future behind of us. Hochschule für Life Sciences FHNW The School of Life Sciences - University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW)hosted in its beautiful innovative venue the third edition of the International Meeting on New Strategies in Bioremediation/Restoration Processes (BioRemid2023).

The objective of this meeting was to bring together scientists and industry professionals in a friendly environment, to share the latest developments and innovations to face environmental problems.

Apparently the bioremediation is a future for clean environment to remove metals, pharmaceuticals, plastic and many more contaminants, which naturally not occur in the environment, but we humans introduce them thoughtlessly and carelessly into the environment. Now we are facing a huge problem impacting our health and wellbeing. Bioremediation relies on natural processes and microorganisms to break down and remove contaminants from the environment, making it a safe and sustainable method for cleaning up contaminated sites. Bioremediation help to protect human health and the environment from the harmful effects of pollution. It is cost-effective, compared to traditional remediation methods, such as excavation and disposal, bioremediation can be a more cost-effective option.

The Congress started with inspiring key note speech about Bioremediation of a Disinfection by-product: From Lab to Commercial Scale-up, presented by Larry Wackett from Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics University of Minnesota.

It was followed by Thomas Held from Arcadis summaries 30 years of bioremediation development in 30 min with main take away messages:

- The rate of microbial degradation can only be accelerated to limited extend by adding electron acceptors to the aquifer,

- Bioavailability of contaminants has proven to one of the most important factors limiting the rate of degradation – desorption and diffusion responsible for long remediation times,

- Understanding process (conceptual site model) is essential for appropriate remediation design.

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