Microbiological Aspects of Pollution Control

Microbiological Aspects of Pollution Control

2nd Edition - November 14, 2012

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  • Editor: R. Dart
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444601872

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The second edition of the Fundamental Aspects of Pollution Control and Environmental Science 6: Microbiological Aspects of Pollution Control summarizes the advances in the use of microorganisms to remove pollutants from the environment and to recycle essential materials. It discusses practical aspects such as sewage treatment, the theoretical aspects, including the genetics of biodegradation of pesticides, and the ways in which the biochemical capabilities of microorganisms can be maximized. Comprised of 11 chapters, this volume begins with an overview of how microorganisms produce chemical pollutants, such as mycotoxins and phytotoxins. It then discusses how microorganisms can contribute to air pollution, the effect of air pollutants on microorganisms, and the health hazards arising from water-borne pathogens. The book also provides the assessment of the quality of surface waters, sewage or sewage effluents, and industrial effluents. It explains the microbiological examination of pharmaceutical products. Sewage treatment by methods such as biological filtration, disinfection and recycling of water; eutrophication; thermal pollution; sulfur cycle and waste recovery; oil pollution; and the process of biodegradation are also described. Engineers will find this book extremely helpful for the study of the microbiological aspects of pollution and possible solutions.

Table of Contents

  • Preface to the Second Edition


    1. Microbial Production of Pollutants

    2. Air Pollution and Micro-Organisms

    3. Health Hazards Arising from water-Borne Pathogens

    4. Water Testing

    5. Sewage Treatment

    6. Disinfection and Recycling of Water

    7. Eutrophication

    8. Thermal Pollution

    9. The Sulphur Cycle and Waste Recovery

    10. Oil Pollution

    11. Biodegradation


Product details

  • No. of pages: 276
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 1980
  • Published: November 14, 2012
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444601872

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R. Dart

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