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Volume 16, Issue 10

Carcinogenic Hydrocarbon Pollution in Quintana Roo’s Sinkholes: Biotechnology for Remediation and Social Participation for Prevention

Manuel Alejandro Lizardi-Jiménez
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  • CONACyT-Instituto Tecnológico Superior de Tierra Blanca. Av. Veracruz S/N Esq. Héroes de Puebla, Colonia Pemex. C.P. 95180. Tierra Blanca, Veracruz, Mexico
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Published Online: 2018-04-21 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijcre-2017-0245


The State of Quintana Roo, in southeast of México, has important tourist attraction facilities, including underwater sinkholes popular among swimmers and divers. However, carcinogenic hydrocarbons were recently detected. The aim of this work was to demonstrate that biotechnology could represent an alternative to solve this problem; civil participation through the retrojection method could provide an alternative type of prevention.

Keywords: anthropogenic-pollution; water; biotechnology; civil participation; retrojection


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About the article

Received: 2017-12-15

Accepted: 2018-04-12

Revised: 2018-03-22

Published Online: 2018-04-21

Citation Information: International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering, Volume 16, Issue 10, 20170245, ISSN (Online) 1542-6580, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijcre-2017-0245.

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