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At the dawn of the 21st century, biotechnology is emerging as a key enabling technology for sustainable environmental protection and stewardship. Biotechnology for the Environment: Wastewater Treatment and Modeling, Waste Gas Handling illustrates the current technological applications of microorganisms in wastewater treatment and in the control of waste gas emissions. In the first section of the book special emphasis is placed on the use of rigorous mathematical and conceptual models for an in-depth understanding of the complex biology and engineering aspects underlying the operation of modern wastewater treatment installations. The second part addresses waste gas biofiltration, an expanding biotechnological application of microbial metabolism for air quality assurance through processes ranging from the abatement of hazardous volatile pollutants to the elimination of nuisance odors. It will be a valuable reference source for environmental scientists, engineers and decision makers involved in the development, evaluation or implementation of biological treatment systems.
For more information on Strategy and Fundamentals, see Focus onBiotechnology, Volume 3A, and for more information on Soil Remediation, see Focus on Biotechnology, Volume 3B.
1 Wastewater treatment.- Model reduction of activated sludge model no. 1 and bioprocess models for identification and control.- Parametric sensitivity of a dynamic model for a pilot single-stage wastewater treatment plant.- Applicability of a simulation benchmark to respirometry-based control strategies.- Fault detection and isolation in wastewater treatment plants.- Calibration of activated sludge models: a critical review of experimental designs.- Optimization and control of nitrogen removal activated sludge processes: a review of recent developments.- 2 Waste gas biofiltration.- Performance and characterisation of a membrane biological air filter for space applications.- Biofiltration for waste gas handling.- Bioreactors for the treatment of industrial waste gases containing formaldehyde and other aliphatic compounds.