Environmental Microbiology / Edition 1

Environmental Microbiology / Edition 1

by Ralph Mitchell, Mitchell
     
 

Environmental Microbiology In the past decade, the field of environmental microbiology has made significant progress in the struggle against environmental contamination. During this period, molecular genetics has become a valuable source of new techniques for the detection of microorganisms, the degradation of hazardous chemicals, and as a means of safely

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Environmental Microbiology In the past decade, the field of environmental microbiology has made significant progress in the struggle against environmental contamination. During this period, molecular genetics has become a valuable source of new techniques for the detection of microorganisms, the degradation of hazardous chemicals, and as a means of safely controlling agricultural pests. Environmental Microbiology offers an in-depth examination of the role of microbiological processes related to environmental deterioration. Emphasizing new approaches, this book investigates the complex microbial processes involved in both the contamination of water, soil, the atmosphere, and the stratosphere, and pollution control. This comprehensive text addresses such topics as:

  • Effects of acid deposition on microbial processes in waters
  • Microbial transport of toxic metals
  • Transport of pathogens through soils and aquifers
  • Microbial processes in coastal pollution
  • Bioremediation of organic contaminants in the subsurface
  • Microbial control of plant disease
  • Composting in the context of municipal solid waste management.
Environmental Microbiology will be of interest to microbiologists, chemists, and environmental and chemical engineers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471595878
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/28/1993
Series:
Ecological and Applied Microbiology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.11(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
1Bacteria in the Greenhouse: Modeling the Role of Oceanic Plankton in the Global Carbon Cycle1
2Effects of Acid Deposition on Microbial Processes in Natural Waters33
3Effect of Acid Rain on Soil Microbial Processes59
4Microbial Transport of Toxic Metals83
5Transport of Pathogens Through Soils and Aquifers103
6Detection Methods for Waterborne Pathogens125
7Control of Enteric Pathogens in Developing Countries157
8Microbial Processes in Coastal Pollution191
9Molecular Approaches to Environmental Management239
10Innovations in Biological Processes for Pollution Control265
11Bioremediation of Organic Contaminants in the Subsurface287
12The Importance of Genetic Exchange in Degradation of Xenobiotic Chemicals319
13Microbial Control of Plant Diseases335
14Composting in the Context of Municipal Solid Waste Management355
15Microbial Desulfurization of Coal375
Index405

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