Biodegradation publishes papers on all aspects of science pertaining to the detoxification, recycling, amelioration or treatment of waste materials and pollutants by naturally-occurring microbial strains or associations or recombinant organisms.
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Aims and Scope

Areas of particular interest include:

  • biochemistry of biodegradative pathways
  • genetics of biodegradative organisms and the development of recombinant biodegrading organisms
  • enhancement of naturally-occurring biodegradative properties and activities
  • applications of biodegradation and
  • biotransformation technology, e.g. to sewage, heavy metals, organohalogens, high-COD wastes, straight-, branched-chain and aromatic hydrocarbons
  • modelling and scale-up of laboratory processes and design of bioreactor systems
  • international standardisation
  • economic and legal aspects of biological treatment of waste.

Subscribers to Antonie van Leeuwenhoek will receive Biodegradation as a supplementary volume included in their subscription at a reduced price. Biodegradation can also be purchased separately.



Bruce E. Rittmann
Dept. of Civil Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA


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