Biodegradation and Bioremediation by Ajay SinghBiodegradation and Bioremediation by Ajay Singh

Biodegradation and Bioremediation

byAjay SinghEditorOwen P. Ward

Paperback | December 6, 2010

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In this volume, experts from universities, government labs and industry share their findings on the microbiological, biochemical and molecular aspects of biodegradation and bioremediation. The text covers numerous topics, including: bioavailability, biodegradation of various pollutants, microbial community dynamics, properties and engineering of important biocatalysts, and methods for monitoring bioremediation processes. Microbial processes are environmentally compatible and can be integrated with non-biological processes to detoxify, degrade and immobilize environmental contaminants.

Title:Biodegradation and BioremediationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:310 pagesPublished:December 6, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3642059295

ISBN - 13:9783642059292


Table of Contents

1. Biotechnology and Bioremediation - An Overview, Ajay Singh and Owen Ward; 2. Microbial Community Dynamics During Bioremediation of Hydrocarbons, E. Ann Green and Geritt Voordouw; 3. Bioavailability and Biodegradation of Organic Pollutants - A Microbial Perspective, JonathanVan Hamme; 4. Anaerobic Biodegradation of Hydrocarbons, John D. Coates; 5. Biotransformation, Biodegradation and Bioremediation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Michael Aitken and Thomas C. Long; 6. Biodegradation and Bioremediation of Halogenated Organic Compounds, William W. Mohn; 7. Biodegradation of N-Containing Xenobiotics, Jing Ye, Ajay Singh and Owen P. Ward; 8. Aromatic Hydrocarbon Dioxygenases, Rebecca Parales and Sol M. Resnick; 9. Bacterial Reductive Dehalogenases, Marc B. Habash, Jack D. Trevors and Hung Lee; 10. Engineering of improved biocatalysts in bioremediation, Wilfred Chen and Ashok Mulchandani; 11. Combined Biological and Abiological Degradation of Xenobiotic Compounds, Roland Crawford, Thomas F. Hess and Andrzej Paszczynski; 12. Methods for Monitoring and Assessment of Bioremediation Processes, Ajay Singh, Ramesh C. Kuhad, Zarook Shareefdeen and Owen P. Ward

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:'This second volume in the series 'Soil biology' presents a selection of contributions related to microbiological and biochemical processes . . The volume is composed of more than 300 pages and the various contributions are enriches by figures, tables and schemes, as there is also an ample reference list . . This book offers a substantial contribution to solving problems of chemical contamination of the soil, providing much fundamental knowledge of considerable use for students, technicians and teachers." (P.L. Pisani, Advances in Horticultural Science, Issue 3, 2005)"This book includes chapters prepared by professionals with expertise in environmental microbiology, biotechnology, bioremediation, and environmental engineering. Biodegradation is addressed comprehensively with emphasis on biodegradation chemistry and microbiology. . easy to read and will be useful to professionals, teachers, and students. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels." (L.E. Erickson, CHOICE, Vol. 42 (5), January, 2005)"The new series 'soil biology' of Springer Verlag Berlin starts with two volumes edited by the same authors . . The readership addresses in the preface are under- and postgraduate students in the field of biotechnology, environmental science, and environmental engineering as well as working professionals. . book contains 40 figures (mostly chemical formulae) and 12 tables. . The book can be recommended to those working in the clean-up of environmental contaminations and to those interested in the microbial biochemistry of degradation of recalcitrant compounds." (H.-Ch. Fründ, Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, Vol. 169 (2), 2006)