Biodegradation and Bioremediation

Biodegradation and Bioremediation

2nd Edition - July 9, 1973

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  • Author: Martin Alexander
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780120498611

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Description

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.

Readership

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

Table of Contents

  • 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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 453
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1999
  • Published: July 9, 1973
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780120498611

About the Author

Martin Alexander

Affiliations and Expertise

Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.

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