Laboratory tests for aerobic bioremediation of the contaminated sites in the Czech Republicá J., Kubal M. (2020): Laboratory tests for aerobic bioremediation of the contaminated sites in the Czech Republic. Plant Soil Environ., 66: 191-199.
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Laboratory-scale testing methods applicable to evaluation of contaminated subsurface microbial communities are discussed in relation to their potential in supporting effective site bioremediation. Both culture-dependent and culture-independent techniques are considered here with special emphasis on their capacity to contribute to bioremediation system design, in optimal cases by providing information on contaminant degradation rates. In this regard, microbial soil respiration tests seem to be the most useful tool since microbial soil respiration is a sensitive and easily measurable parameter for determination of metabolic activity within the sample and is closely related to other microbial parameters such as microbial biomass.

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