Microbiology
inform about Microorganism and their effects on contaminant 
degradation in soil and groundwater
Microbiology is the study of microorganisms, comprising 
prokaryotes (eubacteria, archaea) and eukaryotes (fungi,
algae, protists).

Microorganisms are ubiquitous and degrade numerous
pollutants, thus responsible for the most important Natural
Attenuation (NA) and Enhanced Natural Attenuation (ENA)
process. The use of different electron acceptors during
pollutant degradation in contaminated lands lead to the
development of different redox zones, underlining the
importance of anaerobic microbial processes for NA or ENA.



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