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Biological Treatment of Hazardous Wastes

ISBN: 978-0-471-04861-9
416 pages
December 1997
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This volume covers both the fundamental principles and practical applications of the biological treatment of hazardous wastes. Biotreatment techniques can be used to control and change environmental conditions (oxygen content, chemical composition, temperature, etc.), and to help transform these wastes into acceptable products in a cost-effective manner. The text includes information on hydrogreological, engineering and microbiological fundamentals.
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Table of Contents

Suspended-Biomass and Fixed-Film Reactors (P. Armenante).

Introduction to Microbiological Degradation of Aqueous Waste and Its Application Using a Fixed-Film Reactor (L. DeFilippi & F. Lupton).

Bioslurry Reactors (C. Christodoulatos & A. Koutsospyros).

Membrane Biofilm Reactors (P. Wilderer, et al.).

Biofiltration of VOC Vapors (B.Baltzis).

Impact of Biokinetics and Population Dynamics on Engineering Analysis of Biodegradation of Hazardous Wastes (B. Baltzis & G. Lewandowski).

Hydrogeologic Factors Affecting Biodegradation Processes (K. Barr) Assessment of the Potential for Clogging and Its Mitigation During In-Situ Bioremediation (P. Jaffé & S. Taylor).

Design Considerations for In-Situ Remediation of Organic Contaminants (E. Bouwer, et al.).

Pentachlorophenol Biodegradation: Laboratory and Field Studies (C. Litchfield & M. Rao).

Natural Restoration of PCB-Contaminated Hudson River Sediments (F. Mondello, et al.).

Microbes in the Muck: A Look into the Anaerobic World (D. Kafkewitz & M. Togna).

Composting (J. Hogan).

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Author Information

GORDON A. LEWANDOWSKI, D Eng Sci, is Distinguished Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, and Environmental Science at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

LOUIS J. DeFILIPPI, PhD, is an independent consultant with extensive industrial experience in environmental and biotechnology areas. He is based in Palatine, Illinois.
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