REMEDIATE: to correct something that is wrong or damaged or to improve a bad situation
BIO-REMEDIATE: the process of removing or breaking down pollutants from contaminated sites using organisms
Environmental pollution has become a planetary emergency.
Ecosystems around the world are threatened by human development, at different levels.
One of the main environmental problems of the world today is the hydrocarbon pollution resulting from the activities related to the petro-chemical industry.
Accidental spills of petroleum products are of particular concern in the environment.
It is known that the hydrocarbon components belong to the family of carcinogens and neurotoxic organic pollutants.
The currently accepted methods of disposal of incineration or burial in unsafe landfills do not solve the contamination: they change the site.
The mechanical and chemical methods generally used to eliminate hydrocarbons have not fulfilled the promise of freeing ecosystems from toxicity hazards, putting many living species at risk.
Bioremediation is the promising technology for the treatment of these contaminated sites, that can liberate the seas and the surfaces of the planet, with the same weapons of nature.