Environmental Biomonitoring: The Biotechnology Ecotoxicology Interface

Environmental Biomonitoring: The Biotechnology Ecotoxicology Interface

by James M. Lynch, Alan Wiseman, Robert May
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521187737

ISBN-13: 9780521187732

Pub. Date: 03/03/2011

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The problem of environmental pollution is increasingly being tackled using methodologies which have a biological basis. This volume provides examples of how biotechnology can offer new ways of monitoring the presence of biohazards in our environment and, once detected, how these biohazards can be removed through bioremediation. Additional chapters on economic,…  See more details below

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The problem of environmental pollution is increasingly being tackled using methodologies which have a biological basis. This volume provides examples of how biotechnology can offer new ways of monitoring the presence of biohazards in our environment and, once detected, how these biohazards can be removed through bioremediation. Additional chapters on economic, legislative and policy aspects set the topic in its social context, resulting in a broad-ranging volume of value to all those concerned with environmental protection and management.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521187732
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/03/2011
Series:
Biotechnology Research Series, #7
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
318
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Foreword
Acknowledgement
Introduction: the value of biomonitors in bioremediation strategies against ecotoxicants1
Pt. IEcotoxicology and biomonitoring
1Our environmental future: the role of science7
2Pollution and its ecotoxicological consequences17
3Advances in biomonitoring: sensitivity and reliability in PAH-contaminated soil27
4Microbial parameters for monitoring soil pollution46
5Release of genetically modified micro-organisms and biomonitoring70
6Biomonitoring in the aqueous environment: use of cytochromes P450IA and other molecular biomarkers in fish and mussels101
Pt. IIEcotoxicology and bioremediation
7Use of non-indigenous organisms for bioremediation: the promise and concern133
8Bioremediation: case studies147
9Utilization of biocatalysts in cellulose waste minimization157
10Sensors for nitrogen removal monitoring in wastewater treatment180
11Nitrogen fertilizer and ecotoxicology: global distribution of environmental pollution caused by food production208
Pt. IIIBiosafety regulations and economics
12Risk perception, attitudes and defence strategies associated with toxic substances: the case of lead contamination in Hungary223
13Risk, economics and legislation: risk assessment methodology235
14Environmental biomonitoring: legal problems world-wide247
15Bioremediation: an economic perspective266
Pt. IVDirectional pointers to future environmental problems
16Development of 'fail-safe strategies' (FSS) to combat biomonitored biohazards from environmental xenobiotics287
Index293

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