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Bioremediation - cleaning up contaminated sites using biological systems (mainly micro-organisms) - is of current and increasing interest. The DTI and the EC have injected a large amount of money into developments and research aimed at reducing or preventing environmental pollution recently and bioremediation is a core topic taught on undergraduate and post-graduate courses, as well as being a major concern for industry. The book covers all aspects of bioremediation and will be a multi-authored volume with chapters discussing the bioremediation of different types of wastes, such as petroleum hydrocarbons, inorganic species and recalcitrant organics; the application of new and emerging technologies; and difficulties of regulatory bodies and legislation. Each chapter will discuss research fundamentals, process requirements and future developments, using case studies and other examples, combining bioscience with engineering. The book will prove useful to a range of academic levels across a range of disciplines and is set apart from it's competition by its more holistic approach to the subject. H. Eccles, BNFL, UK, G.S. Sayler, University of Tennessee, USA, H.
Doddema, TNO Institute of Environmental Sciences, The Netherlands, J.T. Wilson, US Environmental Research
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  • Hardback | 372 pages
  • 174 x 246mm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 15 black & white tables
  • 0748407308
  • 9780748407309

Table of contents

1. Environmental Technology Markets, H. Eccles, BNFL, UK 2. Biodegradation of recalcitrant organics, G.S. Sayler, University of Tennessee 3. Bioremediation of petroleum hydrocarbons, H. Doddema, TNO Institute of Environmental Sciences, The Netherlands 4. Intrinsic bioremediation, J.T. Wilson, US Environmental Research Agency 5. Monitoring and verification of bioremediation, Dong X Li, Unocal environmental tech. Group, USA 6. Removal of inorganic species including metals, G.M. Gadd, University of Dundee, UK 7. Enhancing bioremediation with complimentary technologies, L. Diels, Vito Environmental Division, Belgium 8. Engineering of bioreactors and bioremediation processes, M Tsezos, National Technology University, Athens 9. Groundwater flow modelling, pollution dispersion and soil geochemistry, P. Humphreys, BNFL, UK 10. Bioremediation of soil contaminated by the weapons manufacturing industry, R.L. Crawford, Image University of Idaho, USA 11. Bioremediation and competing technologies, H. Eccles, BNFL, UK 12. Legislation - does it discriminate against in-situ bioremediation?, J. Grimes, US Department of the environment, USA 13. Phytoremediation - the green approach, S. Cunningham, DuPont Central research & Development, USA 14. Acid mine drainage - bioremediation, the candidate process, B. Johnson, University of Bangor, UK 15. Genetically modified organisms, W. Verstaete, University of Ghent, Belgium.
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