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Aerobic bioremediation

A process that involves the use of microorganisms, such as bacteria or fungi, to break down and detoxifypollutants or contaminants in the environment in the presence of oxygen. These microorganisms use contaminants as a source of energy and carbon, converting them into less harmful substances like carbon dioxide and water. Aerobic bioremediation is particularly effective in environments where oxygen is readily available, such as in surface soils and groundwater near the surface. This method is often employed to clean up soil, and groundwater contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons.