1 Introduction</h5> Bioremediation is an eco-friendly method of disposing of oil-contaminated soils containing biodegradable hydrocarbons and autochthonous microorganisms or specifically treated bacterial strains ( Hubálek et al., 2007; Salanitro et al., 1997 ). Numerous experimental results have increased the feasibility of reducing the contaminant concentration and ecotoxicity in the soil environment via bioremediation processes ( Adetutu et al., 2013; Gogoi et al., 2003; Sarkar et al., 2005 ). These processes have been demonstrated to be relatively efficient in the removal of oil contaminants from soil.</P>However, the complexity of the oil contaminant ingredients, along with the formation of pollutant intermediates, causes difficulty in ecotoxicity reduction and ecotoxicity monitoring. Furthermore, these hazards cannot be specifically identified using subjective senses ( Douglas et al., 2012; Maqbool et al., 2012 ). Therefore, monitoring is urgently required to aid in the accurate estimation of the soil ecotoxicity strength and the effectiveness of bioremediation.</P>Generally, the effectiveness of bioremediation techniques is based on threshold values of target contaminants ( Frutos et al., 2010; Wilson and Jones, 1993 ). However, during bioremediation processes, variations in bioavailability and toxic intermediate metabolites may occur; thus, it is imperative to incorporate a toxicity evaluation to estimate the risk of
Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety – Elsevier
Published: Feb 1, 2016
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