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    Respirometry for Environmental Science and Engineering

    Fundamentals of respirometry: Covers biological growth relationships and their application to respirometry. Features of commercial respirometers: Describes the basis for design and operation of commercial respirometers including discussions of their operating features.Applications of respirometry: Covers biodegradation testing, ...

  • Biodegradation and Bioremediation

    The diverse metabolic capabilities of microorganisms and their interactions with hazardous organic and inorganic compounds have long been recognized. Microbial processes are environmentally compatible and can be integrated with non-biological processes to detoxify, degrade and immobilize environmental contaminants. Bioremediation, the application ...

  • Biodegradation of Azo Dyes

    Azo dyes play an important role as coloring agents in the textile, food, and pharmaceutical industry. Due to the toxicity, mutagenicity and carcinogenicity of azo dyes and their breakdown products, their removal from industrial wastewaters has been an urgent challenge. Promising and cost-effective methods are based on their biodegradation, which ...

  • Biodegradable Polymers and Plastics

    Proceedings of The 7th World Conference on Biodegradable Polymers & Plastics organized by the European Degradable Polymer Society in conjunction with the Bioenvironmental Polymer Society and the Biodegradale Plastics Society, under the auspices of ICS-UNIDO (Italy) and INSTM Consortium (Italy) and under the patronage of IUPAC - International Union ...

  • 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 ...

  • Handbook of Biodegradation, Biodeterioration, and Biostabilization, 2nd Edition

    This book is about protection of materials and products against colonization and subsequent degradation of their properties. The book contains 11 chapters each devoted to essential aspects related to biodegradation and biostabilization. The introductory chapter gives historical note on chronological developments in the field, presents ...

  • Handbook on Biodegradation and Biological Treatment of Hazardous Organic Compounds

    The removal of chemical pollutants in biological treatment systems and during bioremediation activities is dependent on the capacity of microorganisms to degrade synthetic chemicals. This book presents, for more than 100 synthetic compounds, an overview of the biodegradation processes and pathways that yield detoxification and mineralisation. ...

  • Cereals: Novel Uses and Processes

    Cereal Components. The Potential of Cereals as Industrial Raw Materials: Legal, Technical and Commercial Considerations; J. Coombs, K. Hall. Starches. Present and Future Uses of Cereal Starches; D. Howling. Industrial Markets for UK-Grown Cereal Starch; S.E. Batchelor, et al. Plastics and Chemicals. Flexible Polyurethane Foam Extended with ...

  • 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 ...

  • Immobilised Biocatalysts for Bioremediation of Groundwater and Wastewater

    The European project MINOTAURUS explored innovative bio-processes to eliminate emerging and classic organic pollutants. These bio-processes are all based on the concept of immobilization of biocatalysts (microorganisms and enzymes) and encompass bioaugmentation, enzyme technology, rhizoremediation with halophytes, and a bioelectrochemical ...

  • Polar Microbiology: The Ecology, Diversity and Bioremediation Potential of Microorganisms in Extremely Cold Environments

    Although the polar environment is the coldest on Earth, microorganisms thrive and are considered to be major contributors to biogeochemical processes. Increased human presence in this environment has been implicated as the cause of disturbances in the ecosystem, including disturbances in the microbial community structure and their role in ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • ASTM Standards on Materials and Environmental Microbiology, 4th Edition

    Get all ASTM microbiology standards o one convenient CD-ROM. 149 microbiology standards from 19 volumes of the Annual Book of ASTM Standards cover:• Methods to evaluate antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal products• Materials, such as wood, paper, adhesives, plastics, paints, and packaging; • Techniques to analyze and ...

  • Environmental Degradation and Transformation of Organic Chemicals

    Addressing the persistent environmental threat of organic chemicals with a fresh approach to degradation and transformation processes, Environmental Degradation and Transformation of Organic Chemicals examines a wide range of compounds as well as abiotic and microbiological reactions mediated by microorganisms. The book emphasizes the pathways ...

  • 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 ...

  • Dehalogenation

    Halogenated organic compounds constitute one of the largest groups of environmental chemicals. The industrial production of new halogenated organic compounds has increased throughout the last century and these compounds are integral to a variety of industrial applications. Although organohalide compounds are typically considered to be ...

  • 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, ...

  • ASTM International Standards for Sustainability in Building: 3rd Edition

    Includes all of the ASTM standards that are referenced by the U.S. Federal Green Construction Guide for Specifiers as of January 2007. This new edition, on CD-ROM only, includes nearly 150 ASTM standards that address the sustainable design, construction, and operation of products used in building. These standards deal with various aspects of ...

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