Environmental Microbiology / Edition 1

Environmental Microbiology / Edition 1

by Ralph Mitchell
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Environmental Microbiology / Edition 1

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471595878
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/28/1993
Series: Ecological and Applied Microbiology Series
Pages: 424
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors vii

Preface ix

1 Bacteria in the Greenhouse: Marine Microbes and Climate Change Hugh W. Ducklow Xosè Anxelu G. Morán Alison E. Murray 1

2 Control of Waterborne Pathogens in Developing Countries Tim Ford Steve Hamner 33

3 New Molecular Methods for Detection of Waterborne Pathogens Alison M. Cupples Joan B. Rose Irene Xagoraraki 57

4 Microbial Transformations of Radionuclides in the Subsurface Matthew J. Marshall Alexander S. Beliaev James K. Fredrickson 95

5 Eutrophication of Estuarine and Coastal Ecosystems Nancy N. Rabalais 115

6 Microbial Deterioration of Cultural Heritage Materials Christopher J. McNamara Nick Konkol Ralph Mitchell 137

7 Sorption and Transformation of Toxic Metals by Microorganisms Xu Han Ji-Done Gu 153

8 Bioremediation of Hazardous Organics Jennifer G. Becker Eric A. Seagren 177

9 Biosensors as Environmental Monitors Steven Ripp Melanie L. DiClaudio Gary S. Sayler 213

10 Effects of Genetically Modified Plants on Soil Microorganisms Nicole Weinert Remo Meincke Michael Schloter Gabriele Berg Kornelia Smalla 235

11 Anaerobic Digestion of Agricultural Residues Vincent O'Flaherty Gavin Collins Thérése Mahony 259

12 Anaerobic Biodegradation of Solid Waste Morton A. Barlaz Bryan F. Staley Francis L. de los Reyes III 281

13 Low-Energy Wastewater Treatment: Strategies and Technologies Thomas P. Curtis 301

14 Bioremediated Geomechanical Processes Eric A. Seagren Ahmet H. Aydilek 319

Index 349

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