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Environmental Biotechnology: Theory and Application

Environmental Biotechnology: Theory and Application

Gareth M. Evans , Judith C. Furlong

ISBN: 978-0-470-85676-5

Jun 2003

300 pages

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The application of biologically-engineered solutions to environmental problems has become far more readily acceptable and widely understood. However there remains some uncertainty amongst practitioners regarding how and where the microscopic, functional level fits into the macroscopic, practical applications. It is precisely this gap which the book sets out to fill.
  • Dividing the topic into logical strands covering pollution, waste and manufacturing, the book examines the potential for biotechnological interventions and current industrial practice, with the underpinning microbial techniques and methods described, in context, against this background.
  • Each chapter is supported by located case studies from a range of industries and countries to provide readers with an overview of the range of applications for biotechnology.

Essential reading for undergraduates and Masters students taking modules in Biotechnology or Pollution Control as part of Environmental Science, Environmental Management or Environmental Biology programmes. It is also suitable for professionals involved with water, waste management and pollution control.

1. Introduction to Biotechnology.

2. Microbes and Metabolism.

3. Fundamentals of Biological Intervention.

4. Pollution and Pollution Control.

5. Contaminated Land and Bioremediation.

6. Aerobes and Effluents.

7. Phytotechnology and Photosynthesis.

8. Biotechnology and Waste.

9. Genetic Manipulation.

10. Integrated Environmental Biotechnology.

11. The Way Ahead.
  • Bridges the gap between environmental microbiology theory and environmental management
  • Microbiological underpinnings are covered in the context of biotechnology and current industrial practice
  • Each chapter contains boxed sections that apply specific microbiological underpinnings to environmental applications.