Biodegradation and Bioremediation (second edition)

Martin Alexander 
Academic Press  2001  

Hardback  424 pages  ISBN 9780120498611      £70.00

Biodegradation has been the subject of active concern for the past forty years. Recently, the field has expanded to encompass a wide variety of chemicals, a broad array of issues and the development of the new bioremediation industry. This book presents the basic principles of biodegradation and shows how these principles relate to bioremediation. Written by a renowned environmental microbiologist, this book covers the microbiological, chemical, toxicological, environmental, engineering and technological aspects of the subject, as well as covering all the new developments in the bioremediation industry. It is recommended as a valuable resource for environmental scientists, engineers, or other persons with an interest in the use of organisms for environmental decontamination and a need for better insight into the principles underlying bioremediation. The contents are as follows:

  • Introduction
  • Growth-linked biodegradation
  • Acclimation
  • Detoxication
  • Activation kinetics
  • Threshold
  • Sorption
  • NAPLS and compounds with low water solubility
  • Bioavailability: aging, sequestering and complexing
  • Effects of chemical structure on biodegradation
  • Predicting results of biodegradation
  • Cometabolism
  • Environmental effects
  • Inoculation
  • Bioremediation technologies: in situ and solid phase
  • Bioremediation technologies: ex situ and bioreactors
  • Bioremediation of metals and inorganic pollutants
  • Recalcitrant molecules
  • Formation and biodegradation of air pollutants
  • Appendix

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