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Springer Protocols Handbooks Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology Protocols

Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology Protocols

Pollution Mitigation and Waste Treatment Applications

Editors: McGenity, Terry J., Timmis, Kenneth N., Fernandez, Balbina Nogales (Eds.)

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This Volume presents applications of hydrocarbon microbiology in the context of environmental pollutant degradation, covering pollutants such as petroleum and related wastes (i.e. oil sludge), biofuels, lipid-rich wastes, chlorinated solvents and BTEX, in several environments (marine, soil, groundwater). The approaches presented range from laboratory experiments and treatment in reactors to field applications. Two chapters highlight innovative approaches to address relevant questions in pollutant degradation, such as low environmental concentrations of pollutants, and the biodegradation of complex pollutant mixtures using biofilms. Rather than presenting the applications in the form of protocols, some of the chapters in this Volume include detailed practical information on the opportunities offered by and limitations of the different approaches, providing valuable information for researchers planning to perform bioremediation experiments.

Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology Protocols

There are tens of thousands of structurally different hydrocarbons, hydrocarbon derivatives and lipids, and a wide array of these molecules are required for cells to function. The global hydrocarbon cycle, which is largely driven by microorganisms, has a major impact on our environment and climate. Microbes are responsible for cleaning up the environmental pollution caused by the exploitation of hydrocarbon reservoirs and will also be pivotal in reducing our reliance on fossil fuels by providing biofuels, plastics and industrial chemicals. Gaining an understanding of the relevant functions of the wide range of microbes that produce, consume and modify hydrocarbons and related compounds will be key to responding to these challenges. This comprehensive collection of current and emerging protocols will facilitate acquisition of this understanding and exploitation of useful activities of such microbes.



Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Applications I: Degradation – Pollution Mitigation and Waste Treatment Introduction

    Pages 1-10

    Firth, Michael J. (et al.)

  • Bioremediation of Hydrocarbons and Chlorinated Solvents in Groundwater: Characterisation, Design and Performance Assessment

    Pages 11-64

    Thornton, S. F. (et al.)

  • Protocols for Ecological Risk Assessment Using the Triad Approach

    Pages 65-79

    Wagelmans, Marlea (et al.)

  • Field Studies Demonstrating the Efficacy of Bioremediation in Marine Environments

    Pages 81-93

    Prince, Roger C. (et al.)

  • Biostimulation of Marine Crude Oil Spills Using Dispersants

    Pages 95-104

    Prince, Roger C.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology Protocols
Book Subtitle
Pollution Mitigation and Waste Treatment Applications
Editors
  • Terry J. McGenity
  • Kenneth N. Timmis
  • Balbina Nogales Fernandez
Series Title
Springer Protocols Handbooks
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-53111-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-53111-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-662-53110-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-57113-2
Series ISSN
1949-2448
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 279
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