Focus on Biotechnology

Biotechnology for the Environment: Strategy and Fundamentals

Editors: Agathos, Spiros, Reineke, Walter (Eds.)

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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: Strategy and Fundamentals captures the dynamism of environmental biotechnology as it addresses the molecular functioning of microorganisms as cleanup agents, their communal interactions in natural and polluted ecosystems, and the foundations of practical bioremediation processes. Chapters on biological pollution control in the chemical industry, biodegradation of persistent molecules (halogenated compounds, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, polychlorinated biphenyls, pesticides, detergents, etc.), microbial diversity with impact on global change, bioaugmentation strategies, and sensors for ecotoxicological monitoring, will be of value to environmental scientists, engineers, and decision-makers involved in the development, evaluation, or implementation of biological treatment systems.

For information on Soil Remediation, see Focus on Biotechnology volume 3B, and for information on Waste Water and Waste Gas Handling, see Focus on Biotechnology volume 3C.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Application of the Biotechnological Potential for Environmental Challenges in the Chemical Industry

    Stucki, Gerhard (et al.)

    Pages 9-20

  • Molecular Characterisation of Key Enzymes in Halorespiration

    Smidt, Hauke (et al.)

    Pages 23-46

  • Diversity and Activity of Microbes Oxidizing Methane and Ammonium in Northern Organic Soils under Changing Environmental Conditions

    Martikainen, Pertti J. (et al.)

    Pages 47-57

  • The Haloalkane Dehalogenase Genes DHLA and dhaA are Globally Distributed and Highly Conserved

    Poelarends, Gerrit J. (et al.)

    Pages 59-66

  • Microbial Aspects in Bioremediation of Soils Polluted by Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons

    Wattiau, Pierre

    Pages 69-89

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biotechnology for the Environment: Strategy and Fundamentals
Editors
  • Spiros Agathos
  • Walter Reineke
Series Title
Focus on Biotechnology
Series Volume
3A
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-010-0357-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-010-0357-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-3907-9
Series ISSN
1569-268X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 241
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