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Biodegradation and Bioremediation
2nd Edition - July 9, 1973
Author: Martin Alexander
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Biodegradation has been the subject of active concern for the past 40 years. Recently, the field has expanded to encompass a wide variety of chemicals, a broad array of issues,… Read more
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Biodegradation has been the subject of active concern for the past 40 years. Recently, the field has expanded to encompass a wide variety of chemicals, a broad array of issues, and the development of the new bioremediation industry. This book presents the basic principles of biodegradation and shows how these principles relate to bioremediation. Authored by a world-renowned environmental microbiologist, Biodegradation and Bioremediation presents microbiological, chemical, toxicological, environmental, engineering, and technological aspects of the subject.
Professionals, researchers, and graduate students in environmental and civil engineering, applied microbiology, toxicology, environmental chemistry, hydrology, and soil and water science. Also suitable for courses in environmental sciences, as well as for industrial and government researchers who desire knowledge about biodegradation and bioremediation
Growth-linked Biodegradation Acclimation Detoxication Activation Kinetics Threshold Sorption Nonaqueous-Phase Liquids and Compounds with Low Water Solubility Bioavailability: Aging, Sequestering and Complexing Effect of Chemical Structure on Biodegradation Predicting Products of Biodegradation Cometabolism Environmental Effects Inoculation Bioremediation Technologies: In Situ and Solid Phase Bioremediation Technologies: Ex Situ and Bioreactors Bioremediation of Metals and Inorganic Pollutants Recalcitrant Molecules Formation and Biodegradation of Air Pollutants Appendix: Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Structures