Environmental Biotechnology: Theory and Application

Environmental Biotechnology: Theory and Application

by Gareth M. Evans, Judith C. Furlong
     
 

The application of biologically-engineered solutions to environmental problems has become far more readily acceptable and widely understood. However there remains some uncertainty amongst practitioners regarding how and where the microscopic, functional level fits into the macroscopic, practical applications. It is precisely this gap which the book sets out to fill

Overview

The application of biologically-engineered solutions to environmental problems has become far more readily acceptable and widely understood. However there remains some uncertainty amongst practitioners regarding how and where the microscopic, functional level fits into the macroscopic, practical applications. It is precisely this gap which the book sets out to fill.

  • Dividing the topic into logical strands covering pollution, waste and manufacturing, the book examines the potential for biotechnological interventions and current industrial practice, with the underpinning microbial techniques and methods described, in context, against this background.
  • Each chapter is supported by located case studies from a range of industries and countries to provide readers with an overview of the range of applications for biotechnology.

Essential reading for undergraduates and Masters students taking modules in Biotechnology or Pollution Control as part of Environmental Science, Environmental Management or Environmental Biology programmes. It is also suitable for professionals involved with water, waste management and pollution control.

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From the Publisher
"...The book’s main qualities are as a textbook for the advanced years of university environmental training..." (International Journal of Environment and Pollution, Vol.22, No.5, 2004)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470843734
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/06/2002
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
6.71(w) x 9.67(h) x 0.70(d)

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