Waste Biodegradation Books

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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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

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