bioremediation process Books

  • Bioremediation

    Since its first systematic application during the 1970s, bioremediation, or the exploitation of a biological system’s degradative potential to combat toxic pollutants such as heavy metals, polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), cyanides, and radioactive material, has proven itself over time, and the many advances in molecular techniques have only ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Bioremediation of Pollutants in Soil and Water

    A detailed overview of innovative ways to combat the pollution of the environment. 17 peer-reviewed papers have been divided into five primary categories: Bioremediation Feasibility and Applicability--Four papers address a number of issues including how bioremediation technology compares favorably with other technologies from a cost standpoint, ...

  • In Situ Bioremediation of Perchlorate in Groundwater

    This volume presents a critical analysis and timely synthesis of the past decade of intensive research, development, and demonstrations on the in situ bioremediation of perchlorate in groundwater. The intended audiences include the decision makers, practicing engineers and hydrogeologists who will select, design, and operate these remedial ...

  • Novel Approaches for Bioremediation of Organic Pollution

    This volume presents an updated description of the current trends of research on bioremediation in the various aspects of catabolic pathways and specific enzymes, genetic design of engineered degradative microorganisms, bioaccessibility and bioavailability of substrates and nutrients and process development and field studies. ...

  • The Utilization of Bioremediation to Reduce Soil Contamination: Problems and Solutions

    Since the 'pioneering' time of the mid-1980s, the rate of adoption of in situ bioremediation strategies has been stagnating. To paraphrase Mark Twain, however, news of the demise of bioremediation may have been exaggerated; there is still a widespread belief that bioremediation remains a viable and promising technology.Among the many topics ...

  • The Utilization of Bioremediation to Reduce Soil Contamination: Problems and Solutions

    Since the 'pioneering' time of the mid-1980s, the rate of adoption of in situ bioremediation strategies has been stagnating. To paraphrase Mark Twain, however, news of the demise of bioremediation may have been exaggerated; there is still a widespread belief that bioremediation remains a viable and promising technology.Among the many topics ...

  • 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 ...

  • Bioavailability of Contaminants in Soils and Sediments: Processes, Tools, and Applications

    Bioavailability refers to the extent to which humans and ecological receptors are exposed to contaminants in soil or sediment. The concept of bioavailability has recently piqued the interest of the hazardous waste industry as an important consideration in deciding how much waste to clean up. The rationale is that if contaminants in soil and ...

  • Sulfate-Reducing Bacteria

    In this well-illustrated reference, contributors summarize current research on sulfate-reducing bacteria and examine their relationship to biotechnology processes. This approach enables researchers to identify and define appropriate questions for future research. Chapters examine the biochemical and physiological characteristics of ...

  • Proceedings of the 2007 National Conference on Environmental Science and Technology

    The Third National Conference on Environmental Science and Technology was held in Greensboro, N.C., on September 12-14, 2007. The purpose of the conference was to address pollution prevention needs, solutions, and research, and to foster relationships that could result in partnerships needed to protect and sustain the environment and improve the ...

  • Novel Biomaterials

    Current research revolves around trends to bring technology into harmony with the natural environment and in order to protect the ecosystem. Bioremediation involves processes which reduce the overall treatment costs by using agricultural residues. Regeneration of the biosorbent further increases the cost effectiveness of the process, thus ...

  • New Developments in Marine Biotechnology

    Biotechnology: Biology or Technology? Keynote Lecture; A. Kornberg. Molecular Biology and Transgenic Animals: The Paradox of Growth Acceleration in Fish; J. de La Fuente et al. Natural Products and Processes: A Novel Antioxidant Derived from Seaweed; W.C. Dunlap, et al. Aquaculture: The Development and Commercialization of Tetraploid ...

  • 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. ...

  • Innovative Approaches to the On-Site Assessment and Remediation of Contaminated Sites

    The in-situ and on-site assessment and remediation of contaminated sites, together with risk-based management and control of hazardous substances, are potentially less expensive than other assessment and remediation approaches, while maintaining accuracy and effectiveness. Cost-effective remedial and management approaches that are also effective ...

  • Innovative Approaches to the On-Site Assessment and Remediation of Contaminated Sites

    The in-situ and on-site assessment and remediation of contaminated sites, together with risk-based management and control of hazardous substances, are potentially less expensive than other assessment and remediation approaches, while maintaining accuracy and effectiveness. Cost-effective remedial and management approaches that are also effective ...

  • 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 ...

  • Biotechnology for the Environment: Soil Remediation

    At the dawn of the 21st century, biotechnology is emerging as a key enabling technology for sustainable environmental protection and stewardship. Biotechnology for the Environment: Soil Remediation offers a state-of-the-art account of environmental biotechnology both in emerging and in more mature technological applications of soil remediation and ...

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