The soil matrices in Europe have been contaminated with a vast array of toxic xenobiotics estimated in approx. 35% of all contaminants present in European soil matrices.
One major limitation to a more frequent use of bioremediation over the other approaches is that it becomes less efficient towards compounds with low biodegradability as synthetic oils, long-chain hydrocarbons and/or highly condensed structures.
In this context, MySOIL project aims at pushing forward the use of an emerging bioremediation technology that relies on the proven biodegradative abilities of fungi (mycoremediation) to successfully tackle persistent organic pollutants in soil matrices with a series of advantages.
Life MySOIL will compare mycoremediation to conventional bioremediation technologies in really contaminated sites.
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Università degli Studi della Tuscia
DEPARTMENT OF UNIVERSITY
DIBAF: Department for Innovation in Biological, Agri-food and Forestry Systems