Biological Degradation and Bioremediation of Toxic Chemicals


Environmental biotechnology involves the use of microbial processes to restore balance to a damaged ecosystem, and current research is reflected in these papers.

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Environmental biotechnology involves the use of microbial processes to restore balance to a damaged ecosystem, and current research is reflected in these papers.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781604692044
  • Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/2/2010
  • Pages: 516
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 7
Introduction 9
Ch. 1 Catabolic Potential of Pseudomonads: A Regulatory Perspective 11
Ch. 2 Genetic Systems in Soil Bacteria for the Degradation of Polychlorinated Biphenyls 33
Ch. 3 Selection of Enhanced Polychlorinated Biphenyl-degrading Bacterial Strains for Bioremediation: Consideration of Branching Pathways 47
Ch. 4 Chlorophenol Degradation 74
Ch. 5 Microbial Metabolism of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons 92
Ch. 6 Microbial Ecology of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) Degradation in Coastal Sediments 125
Ch. 7 Biodegradation of Chlorinated Homocyclic and Heterocyclic Compounds in Anaerobic Environments 148
Ch. 8 Biodegradation of Sulfonated Aromatics 169
Ch. 9 The Biodegradation of Morpholine 183
Ch. 10 Microbial Metabolism of Carbamate and Organophosphate Pesticides 198
Ch. 11 Degradation of Thiocarbamate Herbicides and Organophosphorus Insecticides by Rhodococcus Species 234
Ch. 12 Anaerobic Biodegration of Chlorinated Organic Compounds 256
Ch. 13 Biodegradation of Low-molecular-weight Halogenated Organic Compounds by Aerobic Bacteria 277
Ch. 14 Anaerobic Utilization of Aromatic Carboxylates by Bacteria 298
Ch. 15 Biodegradation of Trichloroethylene in Methanotrophic Systems and Implications for Process Applications 314
Ch. 16 Properties of Lignin-degrading Peroxidases and Their Use in Bioremediation 345
Ch. 17 Biological Disposal of Lignocellulosic Wastes and Alleviation of Their Toxic Effluents 384
Ch. 18 Biodegration of Toxic Chemicals by White Rot Fungi 386
Ch. 19 Bacterial Detoxification of Toxic Chromate 403
Ch. 20 Degradation of Chlorinated Aromatic Compounds by Bacteria: Strain Development 416
Ch. 21 Hazardous Waste Cleanup and Treatment with Encapsulated or Entrapped Microorganisms 455
Ch. 22 Recent Advances in Bioprocessing of Coal 470
Ch. 23 Microbial Desulfurization of Coal with Emphasis on Inorganic Sulfur 493
Index 507
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