Dehalogenation

Microbial Processes and Environmental Applications

Editors: Häggblom, Max M., Bossert, Ingeborg D. (Eds.)

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Halogenated organic compounds constitute one of the largest groups of environmental chemicals. The industrial production of new halogenated organic compounds has increased throughout the last century peaking in the 1960s, and continuing in widespread use today. Organohalides are integral to a variety of industrial applications, including use as solvents, degreasing agents, biocides, pharmaceuticals, plasticizers, hydraulic and heat transfer fluids, and intermediates for chemical synthesis, to name a few. It is important to recognize the beneficial aspects of halogenated organic compounds, as well as their potentially deleterious impact on the environment and health. Recognition ofthe adverse environmental effects ofmanytypes oforganohalide compounds has led to efforts to reduce or eliminate the most problematic ones. Although organohalide compounds are typically considered to be anthropogenic industrial compounds, they have their counterpart in several thousands of natural biogenic and geogenic organohalides, representing most classes of organic chemicals. Natural sources account for a significant portion of the global organohalogen budget. This volume authored by recognized experts in the field provides a current perspective on how both natural and synthetic organohalides are formed and degraded, and how these processes are incorporated into a global halogen cycle. The focus is on microbial processes, since these play a major role both in the production and degradation, i. e. , cycling of halogenated organic compounds inthe environment. This book is organized into five parts. Part I, Introduction, provides a global perspective on the issues of organohalides and their fate in the environment.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Halogenated Organic Compounds - A Global Perspective

    Häggblom, Max M. (et al.)

    Pages 3-29

  • Microbial Ecology of Dehalogenation

    Bossert, Ingeborg D. (et al.)

    Pages 33-52

  • Diversity of Dechlorinating Bacteria

    Löffler, Frank E. (et al.)

    Pages 53-87

  • Thermodynamic Considerations for Dehalogenation

    Jan, Dolfing

    Pages 89-114

  • Dehalogenation by Anaerobic Bacteria

    Holliger, Christof (et al.)

    Pages 115-157

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dehalogenation
Book Subtitle
Microbial Processes and Environmental Applications
Editors
  • Max M. Häggblom
  • Ingeborg D. Bossert
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-306-48011-9
DOI
10.1007/b101852
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-7406-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4757-7807-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 502
Topics