Environmental Bioengineering

Environmental Bioengineering : Volume 11

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The past 30 years have seen the emergence of a growing desire worldwide that positive actions be taken to restore and protect the environment from the degrading effects of all forms of pollution - air, water, soil, and noise. Since pollution is a direct or indirect consequence of waste production, the seemingly idealistic demand for "zero discharge" can be construed as an unrealistic demand for zero waste. However, as long as waste continues to exist, we can only attempt to abate the subsequent pollution by converting it to a less noxious form. Three major questions usually arise when a particular type of pollution has been identi ed: (1) How serious is the pollution? (2) Is the technology to abate it available? and (3) Do the costs of abatement justify the degree of abatement achieved? This book is one of the volumes of the Handbook of Environmental Engineering series. The principal intention of this series is to help readers formulate answers to the above three questions. The traditional approach of applying tried-and-true solutions to speci c pollution problems has been a major contributing factor to the success of environmental engineering, and has accounted in large measure for the establishment of a "methodology of pollution control. " However, the realization of the ever-increasing complexity and interrelated nature of current environmental problems renders it imperative that intelligent planning of pollution abatement systems be undertaken.show more

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  • Hardback | 867 pages
  • 182 x 258 x 54mm | 1,700.96g
  • Humana Press Inc.
  • Totowa, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 201 Tables, black and white; XXVIII, 867 p. 232 illus.
  • 1588294935
  • 9781588294937

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The impact of pollution on the environment has emerged as a particularly critical area of research in recent years. The Handbook of Environmental Engineering is a collection of methodologies that study the effects of pollution and waste in their three basic forms: gas, solid, and liquid. In this invaluable volume, Volume 11: Environmental Bioengineering, expert researchers explore the engineering applications of biotechnologies.A sister volume to Volume 10, Environmental Biotechnology, this work introduces such essential and varied topics as land disposal of biosolids, heavy metal removal by crops, pre-treatment and bio-treatment of sludge, fermentation of kitchen garbage, phyotoremediation for heavy metal contaminated soils, bioremediation, wetland treatment, biosorption of heavy metals, and rotating biological contactors (RBC) for carbon and nitrogen removal. A critical volume in the Handbook of Environmental Engineering series, chapters employ methods of practical design and calculation illustrated by numerical examples, include pertinent cost data whenever possible, and explore in great detail the fundamental principles of the field. Comprehensive and groundbreaking, Volume 11: Environmental Bioengineering presents innovative solutions to some of the most recent and significant pollution problems that the world is facing today.show more

Table of contents

1. TREATMENT AND DISOPOSAL OF BIOSOLIDS Svetlana Yurievna Selivanovskaya, Saniya K. Zaripova, Venera Z. Latypova and Yung-Tse Hung 2. ULTRASOUND PRETREATMENT OF SLUDGE FOR ANAEROBIC DIGESTION Kuan-Yeow Show, Joo Hwa Tay, and Yung-Tse Hung 3. SOLUBILIZATION OF SEWAGE SLUDGE TO IMPROVE ANAEROBIC DIGESTION Tsuyoshi Imai, Yu-Yu Liu, Masao Ukita, and Yung-Tse Hung 4. APPLICATIONS OF COMPOSTED SOLID WASTES FOR FARMLAND AMENDMENT AND NUTRIENT BALANCE IN SOILS Tsuyoshi Imai, Yu-Yu Liu, Masao Ukita, and Yung-Tse Hung 5. BIOTREATMENT OF SLUDGE AND REUSE Azni Hj. Idris, Katayon Saed, and Yung-Tse Hung 6. KITCHEN REFUSE FERMENTATION Mohd Ali Hassan, Shahrakbah Yacob, Cheong Weng Chung, Yoshihito Shirai, and Yung-Tse Hung 7. HEAVY METAL REMOVAL BY CROPS FROM LAND APPLICATION OF SLUDGE Ab. Aziz bin Abd. Latiff, Ahmad Tarmizi bin Abdul Karim, Mohd Baharudin bin Ridzuan, David Eng- Chuan Yeoh, and Yung-Tse Hung 8. PHYTOREMEDIATION OF HEAVY METAL CONTAMINATED SOILS AND WATER USING VETIVER GRASS Paul N.V. Truong , Yin Kwan Foong, Michael Guthrie, and Yung-Tse Hung 9. BIOREMEDIATION Joseph F. Hawumba, Peter Sseruwagi, Yung-Tse Hung, and Lawrence K. Wang 10. WETLAND FOR WASTEWATER TREATMENT Azni Indris, Abdul Ghani Liew Abdullah, Yung-Tse Hung, and Lawrence K. Wang 11. MODELING OF BIOSORPTION PROCESSES Khim Hoong Chu and Yung-Tse Hung 12. HEAVY METAL REMOVAL BY MICROBIAL BIOSORBENTS Dae Haeng Cho, Eui Yong Kim, and Yung-Tse Hung 13. SIMULTANEOUS REMOVAL OF CARBON AND NITROGEN FROM DOMESTIC WASTEWATER IN AN AEROBIC RBC Sudhir Kumar Gupta, Anushuya Ramakrishnan, and Yung-Tse Hung 14. ANAEROBIC TREATMENT OF LOW-STRENGTH WASTEWATER BY A BIOFILM REACTOR Ioannis D. Manariotis, Sotirios G. Grigoropoulos, and Yung-Tse Hung 15. BIOLOGICAL PHOSPHORUS REMOVAL PROCESSES Yong-Qiang Liu, Yu Liu, Joo-Hwa Tay, and Yung-Tse Hung 16. TOTAL TREATMENT OF BLACK AND GREY WATER FOR RURAL COMMUNITIES Avanish K. Panikkar, Susan A. Okalebo, Steven J. Riley, Surendra P. Shrestha, and Yung-Tse Hung 17. ANAEROBIC TREATMENT OF MILK PROCESSING WASTEWATER Maria Helena Nadais, Maria Isabel A. P. F. Capela, Luis Manuel G. A. Arroja, and Yung-Tse Hung 18. BIOLOGICAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT OF NUTRIENT-DEFICIENT TOMATO-PROCESSING AND BEAN-PROCESSING WASTEWATER George F. Nakhla, Zhongda Xu, Alpesh Gohil, Andrew Lugowski , and Yung-Tse Hung 19. ANIMAL GLUE PRODUCTION FROM SKIN WASTES Azni Hj. Idris, Katayon Saed, and Yung-Tse Hung 20. AN INTEGRATED BIOTECHNOLOGICAL PROCESS FOR FUNGAL BIOMASS PROTEIN PRODUCTION AND WASTEWATER RECLAMATION Bo Jin, Qiming Yu, J (Hans) van Leeuwen and Yung-Tse Hung 21. ALGAE HARVEST ENERGY CONVERSION Yung-Tse Hung, O. Sarafadeen Amuda, A. Olanrewaju Alade, I. Adekunle Amoo, Stephen Tiong-Lee Tay, and Kathleen Hung Li 22. LIVING MACHINES Yung-Tse Hung, Joseph F. Hawumba, and Lawrence K. Wang 23. GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE OF ANAEROBIC TREATMENT OF INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER Kuan-Yeow Show, Joo Hwa Tay, and Yung-Tse Hungshow more