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Environmental Biotechnology: Concepts and Applications

ISBN: 978-3-527-30585-8
488 pages
January 2005, Wiley-Blackwell
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A deeper insight into the complex processes involved in this field, covering the biological, chemical and engineering fundamentals needed to further develop effective methodologies.
The book devotes detailed chapters to each of the four main areas of environmental biotechnology -- wastewater treatment, soil treatment, solid waste treatment, and waste gas treatment -- dealing with both the microbiological and process engineering aspects.
The result is the combined knowledge contained in the extremely successful volumes 11a through 11c of the "Biotechnology" series in a handy and compact form.
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Introduction (Jördening, Winter)

PART I WASTEWATER TREATMENT
Bacterial Metabolism in Wastewater Treatment Systems (Gallert, Winter)
Industrial Wastewater Sources and Treatment Strategies (Rosenwinkel)
Activated Sludge Process, Nitrification, Denitrification (Kayser)
Modelling of Aerobic Waste Water Treatment Processes (Henze)
Bioreactors for Anaerobic Wastewater Treatment (Jördening)
Modelling of Biogas Reactors (Märkl)

PART II SOIL TREATMENT
Aerobic Degradation by Microorganisms (Fritsche, Hofrichter)
Principles of Anaerobic Degradation of Organic Compounds (Schink)
Thermal Processes, Scrubbing/Extraction, Bioremediation and Disposal (Koning)
Bioremediation with Heap Technique (Schulz-Behrendt)
Bioreactors (Kleijntjens, Luyben)
In Situ Remediation (Held, Dörr)

PART III SOLID WASTE TREATMENT
Composting of Plant Residues and Waste Plant Materials (Schuchardt)
Anaerobic Fermentation of Wet or Semi-Dry Garbage Waste Fractions (Rilling)
Landfill Systems, Sanitary Landfilling of Solid Wastes -
Long-Term Problems with Leachate (Heyer, Stegmann)
Sanitary Landfills -
Long-Term Stability and Environmental Implications (Switzenbaum)

PART IV WASTE GAS TREATMENT
Process Engineering of Biological Waste Gas Purification
Commercial Applications of Biological Waste Gas Purification (Chitwood, Devinny)
Perspectives of Waste, Wastewater Off-Gas and Soil Treatment (Gallert, Winter)

Index
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Hans-Joachim Jördening gained his chemistry degree in 1984, his doctorate three years later and his lecturing qualification in 2000. He has been at the TU Brunswick since 1987, heading the Department of Microbiology and Wastewater Technology from 1992 to 1997. His research interests include biological methods of wastewater purification, the enzymatic modification of saccharides, and modeling biocatalytic processes.

Josef Winter earned his doctorate in 1974, and was a post-doc at MIT before gaining his lecturing qualification in 1980. He has been Professor of Waste Water Management and head of the Institute of Biology for Biological Engineering and Biotechnology of Wastewater Treatment at the TU Karlsruhe since 1993. His research includes physiology of aerobic and anaerobic degradation, wastewater and waste treatment processes, and soil remediation.
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"This book is a collection of the most relevant topics from a three-volume publication on Environmental Biotechnology that consisted of Environmental Processes I - Wastewater Treatment (edited 1999); Environmental Processes II - Soil Decontamination (edited 2000); and, Environmental Processes III - Solid Waste and Waste Gas Treatment, Preparation of Drinking Water (edited 2000). ... If you are in the waste management profession, this book is a must. ... this book provides important state-of-the-art information on the science and technology of waste management."
Environmental Science and Pollution Research - INTERNATIONAL

"... the book devotes detailed chapters to each of the four main areas of environmental biotechnology - wastewater treatment, soil treatment , solid waste treatment and waste gas treatment - dealing with both the microbilogical and process engineering aspects. This book will help students and professional experts to obtain a fast fundamental information and an overview over the biological background and general alternatives."
Lebensmittel & Biotechnologie - Die österreichische Fachzeitschrift für Lebensmittelindustrie
und -forschung

"...devotes detailed chapters to each of the four main areas of environmental biotechnology..."
CAB Abstracts

"...provides deep insight into the complex processes involved in this field and should help students and professional experts to obtain a fast, fundamental overview..."
SirReadALot.org

"...the book will be useful to students and teachers of environmental biotechnology and enineering. Only a few books have been written on environmental biotechnology and not too many of these cover the many topics that this book covers. The book is hardbound and well produced. It is priced at a reasonable EUR 129.00."
Biotechnology Advances

"This book analyzes how to use, in a controlled manner, the ability of microorganisms to degrade wastes ... recommended."
CHOICE

"If you are in the waste management profession, this book is a must. ... this book provides important state-of-the-art information on the science and technology of waste management."
—Dr. Alvinn L. Young, Visiting Professor, The Institute for Science and Public Policy, The University of Oklahoma, Environmental Science and Pollution Research International, Vol. 12, No. 2 2005

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