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Bioremediation and Sustainability: Research and Applications

ISBN: 978-1-118-06284-5
438 pages
March 2012
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Bioremediation and Sustainability is an up-to-date and comprehensive treatment of research and applications for some of the most important low-cost, "green," emerging technologies in chemical and environmental engineering. 

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Dedications

Preface

Acknowledgements

Editor

List of Contributors

Chapter 1. Elements of Sustainability and Bioremediation
Ackmez Mudhoo and Romeela Mohee

Chapter 2. Natural Attenuation
R. Ryan Dupont

Chapter 3. Anaerobic Digestion Processes
Steven I. Safferman, Dana M. Kirk Louis L. Faivor, Wei Wu-Haan

Chapter 4. Biosurfactants: Synthesis, Properties and Applications in Environmental Bioremediation
Ramkrishna Sen, Ackmez Mudhoo and Gunaseelan, D.

Chapter 5. Phytoremediation: An Efficient Approach for Bioremediation of Organic and Metallic Ions Pollutants
Divya Gupta, Lalit Kumar Singh, Ashish Deep Gupta and Vikash Babu

Chapter 6. Bioleaching
Leo G. Leduc and Garry D. Ferroni

Chapter 7. Biosorption of Heavy Metals – New Perspectives
Teresa Taveres and Hugo Figueiredo

Chapter 8. Biofiltration: Essentials, Research and Applications
Smita Raghuvanshi, Subhajit Majumder and Suresh Gupta

Chapter 9. Modeling and Implementation of Sustainable Remediation Based on Bioventing
Hillel Rubin, Eran Rubin, and Holger Schüttrumpf

Chapter 10. Bioremediation of Xenobiotics
Kamal Saxena, Gajendra Kumar Aseri, Ashish Deep Gupta and Vikash Babu

Index

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Romeela Mohee, PhD, is Professor of Environmental Engineering in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at the University of Mauritius. She obtained her PhD at the University of Mauritius in 1998, and her primary research interests are in waste containment, solid waste management and treatment by anaerobic digestion and composting, beneficial reuse of waste materials, and heat and mass transfer modeling. An eminent international consultant in environmental science and energy issues, Dr. Mohee has authored or contributed to over 70 international publications on waste biotreatment, including four books and numerous conference papers and consultancy reports.

Ackmez Mudhoo, MPhil, is Lecturer in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at the University of Mauritius. His main research interests encompass the design of composting systems, analysis of composting processes, and the biological treatment of solid wastes and wastewater. He has dozens of international journal publications and conference papers to his credit. He is also a peer reviewer on numerous journals, and is the editor-in-chief for two international research journals.

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