Environmental Microbiology

Environmental Microbiology

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The field of environmental microbiology encompasses aspects of several areas of study including microbial ecology, molecular genetics, and environmental science. Environmental Microbiology is the first book to offer a comprehensive discussion of this field as a discipline, which the authors define as the study of microbial fate and activity in air, water, and soil, and the resulting impact on human health and welfare. While the roots of environmental microbiology can be traced to sanitary engineering (water and wastewater treatment), the field has grown to include other practical issues such as bioremediation, the control of known and emerging waterborne pathogens, microbial risk assessment, and environmental biotechnology. Five general areas are emphasized in this text: (i) Foundation chapters, (ii) microbial environments, (iii) detection of microbial activity, (iv) the impact of microbial activity on the environment in terms of nutrient cycling and pollutant fate, and (v) detection and control of pathogens in the environment. Designed for courses at senior undergraduate and graduate levels, Environmental Microbiology will also serve as an essential reference for environmental microbiologists, microbial ecologists, and environmental engineers, as well as those interested in epidemiology, water and wastewater treatment, and biotechnology.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 585 pages
  • 220.98 x 284.48 x 27.94mm | 1,383.45g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • w. numerous ill. (mostly col.)
  • 0124975704
  • 9780124975705
  • 2,119,760

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"This book... provides a good source of reference of many of the important concepts relating to environmental microbiology... It would be a useful text for undergraduate students with interests in this area of microbiology... The information is well written and presented and is supported by good figures and tables, as well as case studies, which are effectively used to highlight particular issues."
- Microbiology Today
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About Raina M. Maier

Ian L. Pepper is currently the Chair of the Undergraduate Program in Environmental Sciences at the University of Arizona. He was recently named to Who's Who in America for the second year in a row, and in 1994 earned the Researcher of the Year Award in the College of Agriculture at the University of Arizona. In 1994 he was also named as a fellow to the American Society of Agronomy, and he became the Chair of the Soil Biology and Biohemistry Division of the Soil Science Society of America. Pepper is also a Fellow of the American Society of Microbiology, and has been a member of the Editorial Board of Applied and Environmental Microbiology for the past nine years. Pepper has also been the author or co-author of numerous published journal articles. Dr. Gerba has 30 years experience in the area of wastewater and waste recycling in agriculture. He has been involved in numerous projects on use of soil aquifer treatment for reuse of domestic wastewater for crop production, composting of domestic solid waste, use of wastewater for fish and shellfish aquiculture, surface water pollution and control from animal feeding operations, reuse of sewage sludge on farm land, and use of wetlands for recycling of animal waste. His expertise is in the area of pathogen fate and removal by treatment processes and risk assessment. He has served on numerous local, state, and federal committees and expert workshops for the development of standards and guidelines for the treatment and recycling of wastes to minimize environmental impacts. He was a member of the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency's Science Advisory Board for 8 years. He has organized and participated in workshops on food and water safety throughout the U.S. and Latin America. He has co-authored nine workshop training manuals.
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Table of contents

Introduction to Environmental Microbiology.
Microorganisms in the Environment.
Bacterial Growth.
Terrestrial Environments.
Aeromicrobiology.
Aquatic and Extreme Environments.
Microbial Transport.
Environmental Sample Collection and Processing.
Microscopic Techniques.
Cultural Methods.
Physiological Methods.
Immunological Methods.
Nucleic Acid Based Methods of Analysis.
Biogeochemical Cycling.
Consequences of Biogeochemical Cycles Gone Wild.
Microorganisms and Organic Pollutants.
Microorganisms and Metal Pollutants.
Beneficial and Pathogenic Microbes in Agriculture.
Environmentally Transmitted Pathogens.
Indicator Microorganisms.
Domestic Wastes and Waste Treatment.
Drinking Water Treatment and Distribution.
Disinfection.
Risk Assessment.
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"This book... provides a good source of reference of many of the important concepts relating to environmental microbiology... It would be a useful text for undergraduate students with interests in this area of microbiology... The information is well written and presented and is supported by good figures and tables, as well as case studies, which are effectively used to highlight particular issues."
- Microbiology Today
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