Bioremediation of Aquaculture Effluents

Marcel Martinez-Porchas, Luis Rafael Martinez-Cordova, Jose Antonio Lopez-Elias, Marco Antonio Porchas-Cornejo

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© 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Aquaculture has been accused of being a pollution promoter of aquatic environments. Bioremediation systems have been proposed to mitigate the environmental impact caused by aquaculture wastes. Autotrophic and heterotrophic microbes have been extensively used for bioremediation of metals, petroleum spills, and their derivatives. However, the use of microbes to bioremediate aquaculture wastes has not been as extensive. The particular wastes generated by aquaculture, such as nitrogenous and phosphorous inorganic compounds, organic matter, and etcetera, require the use of specific microbes. This chapter aims to present and discuss the role of different microbes on the bioremediation of aquaculture wastes.
Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationMicrobial Biodegradation and Bioremediation
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9780128004821, 9780128000212
StatePublished - 23 Jun 2014


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