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Biodegradation being profitable & barriers to biotechnology

When can the biodegradation process get to be profitable?

What might be several important barriers to implementing a biotechnology?

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When can the biodegradation process get to be profitable?

Biodegradation is nature's way of recycling wastes, or breaking down organic matter into nutrients that can be used by other organisms. "Degradation" means decay, and the "bio-" prefix means that the decay is carried out by a huge assortment of bacteria, fungi, insects, worms, and other organisms that eat dead material and recycle it into new forms.

By harnessing these natural forces of biodegradation, people can reduce wastes and clean up some types of environmental contaminants. Through composting, we accelerate natural biodegradation and convert organic wastes to a valuable resource. Wastewater treatment also accelerates natural forces of biodegradation. In this case the purpose is to break down organic matter so that it will not cause pollution problems when the water is released into the ...

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Biodegradation is nature's way of recycling wastes, or breaking down organic matter into nutrients that can be used by other organisms. By harnessing these natural forces of biodegradation, people can reduce wastes and clean up some types of environmental contaminants.

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