Environmental Biotechnology

Environmental Biotechnology

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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 last two questions above. 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 | 975 pages
  • 180.34 x 256.54 x 43.18mm | 1,678.28g
  • Humana Press Inc.
  • Totowa, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 2010 ed.
  • 118 Tables, black and white; XXIV, 975 p.
  • 1588291669
  • 9781588291660

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Volume 10: Environmental Biotechnology in the Handbook of Environmental Engineering series presents the theories and principles of various environmental biotechnologies. This outstanding collection of science information is designed as a basic Environmental Biotechnology textbook as well as a reference book for scientists, researchers, educators, and engineers. The book's expert panel of authors provides an introduction at a wide range of topics, including sanitary microbiology, microbial systematics, ecology, microbial metabolism, life support systems, solid-state processes and reactors, value-added biotechnology products, anaerobic processes, membrane bioreactors, space life support systems, biospherics, natural environmental systems, aerobic and anoxic biotechnologies, sequencing batch reactors, and flotation biological systems. Volume 10: Environmental Biotechnology and its sister book - Volume 11: Environmental Bioengineering - are indispensable as both basic biotechnology textbooks and comprehensive reference books for all environmentalists. Another gold-standard addition to The Humana Press series, Volume 10: Environmental Biotechnology gives readers a cutting-edge illustration of the theories and principles of biotechnologies, systems, processes, and methodologies. Coverage of basic and advanced environmental biotechnologies, systems, methodologies, and processes. Emphasis on detailed descriptions, introductions, theories, principles, classifications, and mechanisms of microbiology, ecology, life support systems, and biological processes. Reference of practical use to scientists, researchers, educators and engineers. Contents Environmental biotechnology, microbiology, microbial systematics, ecology, metabolism, life support systems, solid-state processes and reactors, value-added biotechnology products, anaerobic suspended biological processes, membrane bioreactors, closed ecological systems, space life support systems, biospherics, natural environmental biotechnologies, aerobic processes, anoxic processes, suspended-growth processed, attached-growth processes, and flotation biological systems.show more

Table of contents

1. APPLICATIONS OF ENVIRONMENTAL BIOTECHNOLOGY Volodymyr Ivanov, Stephen Tiong-Lee Tay, and Yung-Tze Hung 2. MICROBIOLOGY OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING SYSTEMS Volodymyr Ivanov 3. MICROBIAL SYSTEMATICS Aharon Oren 4. MICROBIAL ECOLOGY Nicolai Panikov 5. MICROBIAL METABOLISM: IMPORTANCE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL BIOTECHNOLOGY Aharon Oren 6. MICROBIAL ECOLOGY OF ISOLATED LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEMS Nickolay S. Pechurkin, Lydia Somova and Mark Nelson 7. ENVIRONMENTAL SOLID-STATE CULTIVATION PROCESSES AND BIOREACTORS David A. Mitchell, Nadia Krieger, Oscar. F. Von Meien, Luiz F.De Lima Luz Junior, Jose D. Fontana, Lorena B.B.Tavares, Marcia B. Palma, Geraldo L. Sant'Anna J, Leda R. Castilho, Denise M. G. Freire and Jorge A. Arcas 8. VALUE-ADDED BIOTECHNOLOGICAL PRODUCTS FROM ORGANIC WASTES Olena Stabnikova, Jing-Yuan Wang and Volodymyr Ivanov 9. ANAEROBIC DIGESTION IN SUSPENDED GROWTH BIOREACTORS Gerasimos Liberatos and Pratap C. Pullammanappallil 10. SELECTION AND DESIGN OF MEMBRANE BIOREACTORS IN ENVIRONMENTAL BIOENGINEERING Giuseppe Guglielmi and Gianni Andreottola 11. CLOSED ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS, SPACE LIFE SUPPORT AND BIOSPHERICS Mark Nelson, Nickolay. S. Pechurkin, John P. Allen, Abigail K. Alling, Lydia A. Somova, Josef I. Gitelson 12. NATURAL ENVIRONMENTAL BIOTECHNOLOGY Nazih K. Shammas and Lawrence K. Wang 13. AEROBIC AND ANOXIC SUSPENDED-GROWTH BIOTECHNOLOGIES Nazih K. Shammas and Lawrence K. Wang 14. AEROBIC AND ANAEROBIC ATTACHED-GROWTH BIOTECHNOLOGY Nazih K. Shammas and Lawrence K. Wang 15. SEQUENCING BATCH REACTOR BIOTECHNOLOGY Lawrence K. Wang and Nazih K. Shammas 16.FLOTATION BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS Lawrence K. Wang, Nazih K. Shammas and Daniel B. Guss 17. A/O PHOSPHORUS REMOVAL BIOTECHNOLOGY Nazih K. Shammas and Lawrence K. Wang 18. TREATMENT OF SEPTAGE AND BIOSOLIDS FROM BIOLOGICAL PROCESSES Nazih K. Shammas, and Lawrence K. Wang, Azni Idris, Katayon Saed, and Yung-Tse Hung 19. ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL OF BIOTECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY Lawrence K. Wang and Nazih K. Shammasshow more