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Remediation of endosulfan contaminated system by microbes
Published in Springer Berlin Heidelberg
2017
   
Issue: 9783319451558
Pages: 59 - 81
Abstract
Hundreds of pesticides of different chemical composition are being used for agricultural purposes all around the world. Endosulfan, a member of chlorinated insecticide, is widely used in the Indian sub-continent. Detoxification of endosulfan through biological means is more preferred; however, not much information is available on the detoxification of endosulfan from contaminated soil using biological systems. Therefore, it is necessary to understand the background information about endosulfan and the response of microbial cultures towards endosulfan biodegradation before undertaking any site remediation works. In this chapter, the basic characteristics of endosulfan, its usage, environmental issues and the bacterial induced degradation studies carried out in the past were discussed. In addition, the various degradation products of endosulfan, their pathways and bacterial toxicity were briefly covered. © 2017, Springer International Publishing Switzerland.
About the journal
JournalData powered by TypesetEnvironmental Science and Engineering (Subseries: Environmental Science)
PublisherData powered by TypesetSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
ISSN18635520
Open AccessNo
Concepts (15)
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    Bacteria
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    Biodegradation
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    Degradation
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    Detoxification
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    Remediation
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    Soil pollution
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    AGRICULTURAL PURPOSE
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    BACKGROUND INFORMATION
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    BASIC CHARACTERISTICS
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    Chemical compositions
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    Degradation products
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    ENDOSULFAN BIODEGRADATIONS
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    Environmental issues
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    Induced degradation
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    Insecticides