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Biodegradation and Bioremediation : Soil Biology - Ajay Singh

Biodegradation and Bioremediation

Soil Biology

By: Ajay Singh (Editor), Owen P. Ward (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 21st June 2004
ISBN: 9783540211013
Number Of Pages: 310

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The diverse metabolic capabilities of microorganisms and their interactions with hazardous organic and inorganic compounds have long been recognized. Microbial processes are environmentally compatible and can be integrated with non-biological processes to detoxify, degrade and immobilize environmental contaminants. Bioremediation, the application of biological methods, has been used successfully for soil remediation. For this volume, a number of experts from universities, government laboratories and industry, share their specialist knowledge in environmental microbiology and biotechnology. Chapters dealing with microbiological, biochemical and molecular aspects of biodegradation and bioremediation cover numerous topics, including: bioavailability, biodegradation of various pollutants, microbial community dynamics, properties and engineering of important biocatalysts, and methods for monitoring bioremediation processes.

From the reviews:

`This second volume in the series `Soil biology' presents a selection of contributions related to microbiological and biochemical processes ... . The volume is composed of more than 300 pages and the various contributions are enriches by figures, tables and schemes, as there is also an ample reference list ... . This book offers a substantial contribution to solving problems of chemical contamination of the soil, providing much fundamental knowledge of considerable use for students, technicians and teachers." (P.L. Pisani, Advances in Horticultural Science, Issue 3, 2005)

"This book includes chapters prepared by professionals with expertise in environmental microbiology, biotechnology, bioremediation, and environmental engineering. Biodegradation is addressed comprehensively with emphasis on biodegradation chemistry and microbiology. ... easy to read and will be useful to professionals, teachers, and students. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels." (L.E. Erickson, CHOICE, Vol. 42 (5), January, 2005)

"The new series `soil biology' of Springer Verlag Berlin starts with two volumes edited by the same authors ... . The readership addresses in the preface are under- and postgraduate students in the field of biotechnology, environmental science, and environmental engineering as well as working professionals. ... book contains 40 figures (mostly chemical formulae) and 12 tables. ... The book can be recommended to those working in the clean-up of environmental contaminations and to those interested in the microbial biochemistry of degradation of recalcitrant compounds." (H.-Ch. Frund, Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, Vol. 169 (2), 2006)

Biotechnology and Bioremediation - An Overview
Microbial Community Dynamics During Bioremediation of Hydrocarbons
Bioavailability and Biodegradation of Organic Pollutants - A Microbial Perspective
Anaerobic Biodegradation of Hydrocarbons
Biotransformation, Biodegradation and Bioremediation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
Biodegradation and Bioremediation of Halogenated Organic Compounds
Biodegradation of N-Containing Xenobiotics
Aromatic Hydrocarbon Dioxygenases
Bacterial Reductive Dehalogenases
Engineering of improved biocatalysts in bioremediation, Wilfred Chen and Ashok Mulchandani
Combined Biological and Abiological Degradation of Xenobiotic Compounds
Methods for Monitoring and Assessment of Bioremediation Processes
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ISBN: 9783540211013
ISBN-10: 3540211012
Series: Soil Biology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 310
Published: 21st June 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.42