biodegradability study Books

  • Environmental Isotopes in Bioremediation and Biodegradation

    The use of stable and naturally occurring radioisotopes has gained increasing interest as a way to assess microbial processes in surface and subsurface sediments. This book provides an understanding of this application, clearly defines these isotopes, and presents a detailed explanation of microbial processes in contaminated and uncontaminated ...

  • Trace Metals in the Wester Schelde Estuary: A Case-Study of a Polluted, Partially Anoxic Estuary

    Oceans and lakes are characterized by large residence times and can thus be considered as being in an equilibrium or quasi-equilibrium state. In contrast, estuaries, which constitute the interface between the fresh water and marine ecosystems, are biogeochemically and physically very dynamic. Strong gradients in physical and chemical ...

  • Hazardous Pollutants in Biological Treatment Systems: A Guide to Fundamentals and Experimental Research

    Hazardous Pollutants in Biological Treatment Systems examines the behaviour, removal and effects of hazardous pollutants in biological treatment. While in former years the main aim in biological treatment was the removal of bulk organic matter or nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus, due to the discharge of a number of specific inorganic or ...

  • Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation of Activated Sludge Systems

    This international, comprehensive guide to modeling and simulation studies in activated sludge systems leads the reader through the entire modeling process – from building a mechanistic model to applying the model in practice. Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation of Activated Sludge Systems will: enhance the readers’ understanding of ...

  • Environmental Toxicology and Risk Assessment: Standardization of Biomarkers for Endocrine Disruption and Environmental Assessment: 8th Volume

    Environmental Toxicology and Risk Assessment, 8th Volume (STP 1364) presents 29 peer-reviewed papers that provide you with the latest information on invertebrate and vertebrate endocrine disrupter screening assays and tests, in vitro endocrine disrupter testing, and an industrial perspective on endocrine screening testing. It focuses on the use ...

  • Effluents from Alternative Demilitarization Technologies

    The book assesses a broad range of effluents (process residues) from a selection of worldwide technologies that have been proposed as alternatives to incineration for the remediation and destruction of chemical warfare agents and associated matériel. Treatment of metal parts and explosive or energetic materials are considered. The alternative ...

  • Effluents from Alternative Demilitarization Technologies

    The book assesses a broad range of effluents (process residues) from a selection of worldwide technologies that have been proposed as alternatives to incineration for the remediation and destruction of chemical warfare agents and associated matériel. Treatment of metal parts and explosive or energetic materials are considered. The alternative ...

  • Environmental Monitoring and Biodiagnostics of Hazardous Contaminants

    The fourth International Symposium of the International Society for Environmental Biotechnology was held on the campus of Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, on June 20-25, 1998, with an attendance of several hundred people. This meeting included technical presentations of state-of-the-art research which were integrated with ...

  • Oil Spill Response: A Global Perspective

    International experts in the field of oil spill response, including reprsentatives from 26 NATO countries, participated in a workshop in Canada to discuss their experience in the development and application of current and emerging technologies for oil spill response in the marine environment. These presentations which form the basis of chapters in ...

  • Oil Spill Response: A Global Perspective

    International experts in the field of oil spill response, including reprsentatives from 26 NATO countries, participated in a workshop in Canada to discuss their experience in the development and application of current and emerging technologies for oil spill response in the marine environment. These presentations which form the basis of chapters in ...

  • Vinyl Chloride

    Evaluates the risks to human health and the environment posed by exposure to vinyl chloride, a colourless, flammable gas manufactured almost exclusively for use in the production of polyvinyl chloride (PVC). PVC is used to produce plastic materials having wide applications in the building sector, packaging, electrical appliances, medical care, ...

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