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By Volodymyr Ivanov PhD, Yung-Tse Hung PhD, PE, DEE (auth.), Lawrence K. Wang, Volodymyr Ivanov, Joo-Hwa Tay (eds.)

Volume 10: Environmental Biotechnology within the Handbook of Environmental Engineering sequence provides the theories and ideas of varied environmental biotechnologies. This notable selection of technology details is designed as a uncomplicated Environmental Biotechnology textbook in addition to a reference ebook for scientists, researchers, educators, and engineers. The book’s professional panel of authors offers an advent at a variety of subject matters, together with sanitary microbiology, microbial systematics, ecology, microbial metabolism, lifestyles help structures, solid-state methods and reactors, value-added biotechnology items, anaerobic strategies, membrane bioreactors, house existence aid platforms, biospherics, average environmental platforms, cardio and anoxic biotechnologies, sequencing batch reactors, and flotation organic structures. Volume 10: Environmental Biotechnology and its sister ebook – Volume eleven: Environmental Bioengineering – are necessary as either simple biotechnology textbooks and entire reference books for all environmentalists. one other gold-standard addition to The Humana Press sequence, Volume 10: Environmental Biotechnology supplies readers a state of the art representation of the theories and rules of biotechnologies, structures, tactics, and methodologies.

  • Coverage of easy and complex environmental biotechnologies, structures, methodologies, and processes.
  • Emphasis on special descriptions, introductions, theories, rules, classifications, and mechanisms of microbiology, ecology, lifestyles aid platforms, and organic processes.
  • Reference of sensible use to scientists, researchers, educators and engineers.


Environmental biotechnology, microbiology, microbial systematics, ecology, metabolism, lifestyles aid platforms, solid-state methods and reactors, value-added biotechnology items, anaerobic suspended organic procedures, membrane bioreactors, closed ecological platforms, house lifestyles aid platforms, biospherics, ordinary environmental biotechnologies, cardio approaches, anoxic strategies, suspended-growth processed, attached-growth procedures, and flotation organic systems.

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8. 9. 10. Source of energy. Source of carbon. Source of nitrogen and phosphorus. Temperature. pH. Concentration of heavy metals. Presence of specific antibiotic in a medium. Concentration of dissolved oxygen. Osmotic pressure of a medium. Spectrum and intensity of light, etc. , determination of cell number (enumeration) or quantity of cell biomass, can be performed by the following methods: Microbiology of Environmental Engineering Systems 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 27 Microscopic or flow cytometric enumeration of cells.

Hung aeration followed by reinjection of the oxygenated groundwater into the aquifer or subsurface air sparging of the aquifer. However, because of several potential interactions of H2 O2 with various aquifer material constituents, its decomposition may be too rapid, making effective introduction of H2 O2 into targeted treatment zones extremely difficult and costly (24). Pre-treatment of wastewater by ozone, H2 O2 , by TiO2 -catalized UV-photooxidation, and electrochemical oxidation can significantly enhance the biodegradation of halogenated organics, textile dyes, pulp mill effluents, tannery wastewater, olive-oil mills, surfactantpolluted wastewater and pharmaceutical wastes, and diminish the toxicity of municipal landill leachates.

Sequences of genes (the sequences of DNA, which store information on the biopolymers of homologous, similar function in different species are compared). 3. Sequences of homologous (similar) proteins. 4. Level of hybridization between the sequences of DNA and RNA of compared strains. 26 V. Ivanov Collections of strains and clones. The properties of strains and clones are the primary data used for classification. Strains are stored in microbial collections in the form of suspension, colonies on solid medium, or in dry or frozen state.

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