Ground-Water Microbiology and Geochemistry by Francis H. ChapelleGround-Water Microbiology and Geochemistry by Francis H. Chapelle

Ground-Water Microbiology and Geochemistry

byFrancis H. Chapelle

Hardcover | October 26, 2000

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Up-to-date coverage and a unique, multidisciplinary approach

The ongoing effort to protect our valuable ground-water resources necessarily involves scientists and engineers from many disciplines. Ground-Water Microbiology and Geochemistry, Second Edition is designed to bridge the historical lack of communication among these disciplines by detailing-in language that cuts across specialties-the impact of microorganisms and microbial processes on ground-water systems.

Carefully revised to reflect the many recent discoveries that have been made in the field, the Second Edition begins with an overview of microbiology, ideal for hydrologists and others who may lack formal training in the field. These initial chapters systematically cover the kinds of microorganisms found in subsurface environments, focusing on their growth, metabolism, genetics, and ecology.

The second part of the book offers a hydrologic perspective on how microbial processes affect ground-water geochemistry in pristine systems. It also introduces the different classes of ground-water systems, and gives an overview of techniques for sampling subsurface environments. Readers gain an understanding of biogeochemical cycling in ground-water systems-in coverage unique to this book-and how ground-water chemistry can be used to study microbial processes in aquifer systems.

The final section of the book deals with the biodegradation of human-introduced contaminants in ground-water systems, with an up-to-date review of the physiology, biochemistry, and redox conditions that favor biodegradation processes.

Ground-Water Microbiology and Geochemistry, Second Edition is important reading for geoscientists, hydrologists, and environmental engineers, as well as for water planners and lawyers involved in environmental issues. It also serves as a compelling text for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in ground-water chemistry.
FRANCIS H. CHAPELLE is a research hydrologist for the U.S. Geological Survey in Columbia, South Carolina, and is the team leader for the USGS Microbial Studies Group in the South Carolina District. He has also been active in the movement to establish a firm, scientific basis for applying bioremediation strategies to contaminated ground...
Title:Ground-Water Microbiology and GeochemistryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:496 pages, 10.31 × 7.2 × 1.1 inPublished:October 26, 2000Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:047134852x

ISBN - 13:9780471348528

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Table of Contents


History, Geology, and Microbiology.

Microorganisms Present in the Ground-Water Environment.

Bacterial Growth.

Bacterial Metabolism.

Bacterial Genetics.

Microbial Ecology of Ground-Water Systems.


Abundance and Distribution of Bacteria in the Subsurface.

Microbiological Sampling of Subsurface Environments.

Biogeochemical Cycling in Ground-Water Systems.

Oxidation-Reduction Processes in Ground-Water Systems.


Microbial Acclimation to Ground-Water Contamination.

Biodegradation and Bioremediation of Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Ground-Water Systems.

Biodegradation and Bioremediation of Halogenated Organic Compounds in Ground-Water Systems.