Microbiological Aspects of Pollution Control - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780444419187, 9780444601872

Microbiological Aspects of Pollution Control

2nd Edition

Editors: R. Dart
eBook ISBN: 9780444601872
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st January 1980
Page Count: 276
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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 Introduction

  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 Index


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