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Biotransformations : Bioremediation Technology for Health and Environmental Protection - Singh


Bioremediation Technology for Health and Environmental Protection

By: Singh

Hardcover Published: 27th March 2002
ISBN: 9780444509970
Number Of Pages: 634

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This volume provides a clear understanding of how microbes, following their degradative processes, contribute maximally to the benefit of mankind through biotransformations of waste materials as well as a wide variety of health-risk compounds.

The book contains twenty four chapters contributed by leading scientists from different parts of the world, covering various aspects of bioremediation of xenobiotics such as toxic, carcinogenic, teratogenic, and mutagenic compounds, which include halogenated aromatics, derivatives of heavy metals, microbial toxins, tannins, dyes, sulfur compounds of coal and petroleum and pesticides. The bioremediation of agricultural residue, industrial as well as municipal wastes, fuel oils, lubricants, natural rubber products, and other synthetic polymers, which pollute the environment substantially, also constitutes an important component of the book. All biotechnological aspects of microbial transformations pertaining to biodegradation/bioremediation of hazardous wastes, ranging from screening methods for microbes with degradative potential, processes of degradation, strain improvement for enhanced biodegradation and elimination of xenobiotics of health and environmental concern have been dealt with.

The book intends to widen the scope of Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology in general and biotransformations in particular. It will provide an opportunity for scientists in the areas of biochemistry, food industry, environmental science and engineering and their implications in technologically feasible, environment friendly and economically viable bioremediation options. Also, it forms an interface between agro-industrial establishments and the academic world and will generate new thought provoking ideas for scientists of future generations for the safeguard of both human and animal health as well as the environment.

List of abbreviations
List of contributors
Bioremediation of compounds hazardous to health and the environment: an overview
Microbial degradation of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the environment
Biodegradation of fuel oils and lubricants: soil and water bioremediation options
Bioremediation technology for environmental protection through bioconversion of agro-industrial wastes
Enzymatic transformations of xenobiotics of health and environmental concern
Microbial degradation of chlorobenzoates (CBAs): biochemical aspects and ecological implications
Microbial degradation of insecticides: an assessment for its use in bioremediation
Microbial variables for bioremediation of heavy metals from industrial effluents
Lactic acid bacteria in winemaking: influence on sensorial and hygienic quality
Microbial transformation of aflatoxins
Biotransformations of tannery wastes
Oxidation of organic and inorganic sulfur compounds by aerobic heterotrophic marine bacteria
Lignin degradation by bacteria
Microbial bioremediation of textile effluents
Biodegradation of diaryl esters: bacterial and fungal catabolism of phenylbenzoate and some of its derivatives
Degradation of natural rubber products by Nocardia species
Sewage treatment systems: microbiological aspects
Electro-physical properties of microbial cells during the aerobic metabolism of toxic compounds
Microbial degradation of sulfur compounds present in coal and petroleum
Algae-dependent bioremediation of hazardous wastes
Some physiological characteristics of saprotrophic and ectomycorrhizal fungi producing sporophores on the urea-treated forest floor
Bioremediation of contaminated water bodies
Biotransformations and biodegradation in extreme environments
Bioremediation of hazardous ethylenebisdithiocarbamate (EBDC) fungicides
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ISBN: 9780444509970
ISBN-10: 0444509976
Series: Progress in Industrial Microbiology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 634
Published: 27th March 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 3.51
Weight (kg): 1.06
Edition Number: 2

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