Environmental Biotechnology: Principles and Applications

Environmental Biotechnology: Principles and Applications


By (author) Bruce E. Rittmann, By (author) Perry L. McCarty

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  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Co.
  • Format: Paperback | 768 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 229mm x 25mm | 1,089g
  • Publication date: 1 January 2001
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0071181849
  • ISBN 13: 9780071181846
  • Sales rank: 699,752

Product description

In "Environmental Biotechnology-Principles and Applications", the authors connect the many different facets of environmental biotechnology. The book develops the basic concepts and quantitative tools in the first six chapters, which comprise the principles. The text consistently calls upon those principles as it describes the applications in Chapters 7 through 16. The theme is that all microbiological processes behave in ways that are understandable, predictable, and unified. At the same time, each application has its own special features that must be understood. The special features do not overturn or sidestep the common principles. Instead, they complement the principles and are most profitably understood in light of the principles.

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Table of contents

1 Basics of Microbiology2 Stoichiometry and Bacterial Energetics3 Microbial Kinetics4 Biofilm Kinetics5 Reactors6 Complex Systems7 The Activated Sludge Process8 Lagoons9 Aerobic Biofilm Process10 Nitrification11 Denitrification12 Phosphorus Removal13 Drinking Water Treatment14 Anaerobic Treatment by Methanogenesis15 Detoxification of Hazardous Chemicals16 Bioremediation