Textbook of Environmental Biotechnology

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I. K. International Pvt Ltd, Sep 30, 2010 - Biomass - 664 pages
Environmental Biotechnology was conceived after scanning the available literature in the area, which indicated that references in the subject are scanty and highly sporadic. This book provides comprehensive information on the different aspects of environmental biotechnology and also discusses the processes and new technologies dealing with pollutants, degradation and resource recovery.

It has been designed to serve as a good study material for the students and researchers in the field. At the end of the book there is an exhaustive reference section to guide the readers for additional reading.

The book discusses:
· New approaches to wastewater treatment
· Use of endemic or exotic biota as a nutrient filter to purify nutrient-loaded wastewater and nutrient-enriched eutrophic surface water
· Production of usable primary and secondary biomass using waste, wastewater and wasteland
· Efficient biomass management techniques
· Several emerging areas like microalgal cultivation techniques using wastewater
· Production of value added products from algae
· Statistical approach to analyze the toxic effects of xenobiotics using biological test batteries and biopesticides
· Integrated pest management
· Advanced techniques to study environmental contamination
· Biological experimental procedures to determine the level of contamination
 

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Contents

Issues and Scope of Environmental Biotechnology
1
Management and Remediation of Problem Soils
25
Bioaccumulation of Toxicants
67
Biological Treatment of Wastewater
101
Treatment of Wastewater of the Food Processing Industries
148
Biotechnological Approaches to Microalgal Culture
167
Biodegradation of Organic Pollutants
201
Biotechnology for Solid Waste Management
264
Microbial Transformations of Pesticides
415
Aquatic Bioassay for Analysis of Pollutants in Surface Waters
440
Environmental Impact of Pollutants and Analysis
476
Management of Biological Diversity
504
Biotechnology in Biodiversity Conservation
545
Modeling of Bioreactors
561
Biopesticides and Integrated Pest Management
601
References
635

Biodegradation of Pesticides in the Environment
316
Microbial Transformation of Heavy Metals
357
Bioleaching and Biomining for Recovery of Resources
395

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