The Application of Microorganisms in Waste Remediation

Timberly Roane

     The use of microorganisms in waste mitigation is an emerging
application for site bioremediation.  Our application of nonpathogenic,
naturally-remediating microorganisms in site clean-up includes the use of
fungi and bacteria in the degradation of organic compounds and the
detoxification of metals.  Our research focuses on the remediation of soils
and sediments impacted by industrial, agricultural and mining activities.
        Our goal is to develop and implement environmentally-friendly,
cost-effective in situ and reactor-based bioremediation technologies, and to
provide an alternative method for waste mitigation at sites where
traditional clean-up methods are limiting.