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Biodegradation of Nitroaromatic Compounds and Explosives

Edited By: J Spain

434 pages, Figs, tabs

Lewis Publishers

Hardback | Dec 2000 | #113105 | ISBN: 1566705223
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Filled with practical applications and research, Biodegradation of Nitroaromatic Compounds and Explosives presents an international perspective on environmental contamination from explosives. It covers biodegradation strategies for DNT and a wide variety of other nitroaromatic compounds of environmental significance and makes the information accessible to practicing environmental and chemical engineers. Biodegradation of Nitroaromatic Compounds and Explosives gives you a synthesis of ongoing research and an appreciation of the remarkable range of biochemical strategies available for the transformation of nitroaromatic compounds. It provides a realistic assessment of the current and potential field applications of the various strategies.


Introduction, J.C. Spain Strategies for Aerobic Degradation of Nitroaromatic Compounds by Bacteria: Process Discovery to Field Application, S.F. Nishimo, J.C. Spain, and Z. He Molecular Biology of Nitroarene Degradation, R.E. Parales Perspectives of Bioelimination of Polynitroaromatic Compounds, H. Lenke, C. Achtnich, and H-J. Knackmuss Identification of Genes Involved in Picric Acid and 2,4-Dinitrophenol Degradation by mRNA Differential Display, R. Ross, D.M. Walters, H-J. Knackmuss, and P.E. Rouviere Microbial Degradation of Mononitrophenols and Mononitrobenzoates, G.J. Zylstra, S-W. Bang, L.M. Newman, and L.L. Perry The Role of Nitrate Ester Reductase Enzymes in the Biodegradation of Explosives, R.E. Williams and N.C. Bruce Anaerobic Transformation of TNT by Clostridium, F. Ahmad and J.B. Hughes Fungal Degradation of Explosives: TNT and Related Nitroaromatic Compounds, W. Fritsche, K. Scheibner, A. Herre, and M. Hofrichter Phytoremediation and Plant Metabolism of Explosives and Nitroaromatic Compounds, J.G. Burken, J.V. Shanks, and P.L. Thompson Biodegradation of RDX and HMX: From Basic Research to Field Application, J. Hawari Subsurface Chemistry of Nitroaromatic Compounds, S.B. Haderlein, T.B. Hofstetter, and R.P. Schwartzenbach Composting (Humification) of Nitroaromatic Compounds, D. Bruns-Nagel, K. Steinbach, D.Gemsa, and E. von Low Application and Costs for Biological Treatment of Explosive-Contaminated Soils in the United States, D.E. Jerger and P.M. Woodhull

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