Microbiological Decontamination of Excavated Soil

  title={Microbiological Decontamination of Excavated Soil},
  author={J. F. de Kreuk},
Micro-organisms have been used since time immemorial in the treatment of wastes, such as organic refuse and domestic and industrial waste waters. From this practice stems the use of microbial techniques for soil decontamination. The present article discusses the state of the art in the Netherlands and touches upon current and future developments in the fields of sludge-farming, land-farming, composting and culturing of specialized micro-organisms.