Microbes in the News

Biodegradation can be accelerated

Article synopsis:
Scientists are developing landfill bioreactors which speed up the breakdown of wastes by a factor of 10 by recirculating leachates through the use of liners, pumps and pipes.

Article citation:
"Test landfills percolate as bioreactors," Science News, Sep. 3, 1994, p. 151.

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