Microbial bioremediation of aquaculture effluents

Luis Rafael Martínez-Córdova, Glen Ricardo Robles-Porchas, Francisco Vargas-Albores, Marcel Martínez-Porchas, Marco Antonio Porchas-Cornejo

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Aquaculture generates effluents with higher amounts of organic matter and nutrients that can be bioprocessed by the receiving ecosystem, leading to eutrophication. Bioremediation has been proposed as a strategy to alleviate the negative effect of these effluents. Organisms, including mollusks, plants, and others, have been tested as bioremediators of aquaculture effluents; however, using microbes has demonstrated successful bioremediating water pollution with petroleum and other contaminants. In this regard, the use of microbes has not been as extensive in aquaculture. This chapter aims to address some of the basic microbial bioremediation principles applied to aquaculture effluents and discuss state of the art using microbes (bacteria and microalgae) for such purposes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMicrobial Biodegradation and Bioremediation
Subtitle of host publicationTechniques and Case Studies for Environmental Pollution
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780323854559
ISBN (Print)9780323900133
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2022

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  • Aquaculture
  • bioremediation
  • eutrophication
  • water pollution


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