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Biological Degradation and Bioremediation of Toxic Chemicals

Edited By: GR Chaudhry

528 pages, Figs, tabs, b/w photos

Chapman & Hall

Hardback | Dec 1995 | #39524 | ISBN: 0412622904
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About this book

This book presents a wide range of topics authored by researchers at the cutting edge of biodegradation and bioremediation. The book includes recent research describing how microorganisms clean soil and water, and how they remove toxic substances. This book should be of interest to ecotoxicologists, pollution control experts, ecologists, and environmental chemists.

The work is, indeed, a milestone in the sue of microorganisms to clean up the environment polluted by human activities. Further research work in this vast area of environmental biotechnology would be of immense importance. The editor and authors have done more than justice to this topic. - International Journal of Environmental Studies


Contents

Introduction: catabolic potential of pseudomonads - a regulatory perspective, K. Furukawa. Selection of enhanced polychlorinated biphenyl-degrading bacterial strains for bioremediation: consideration of branching pathways, M. Sylvestre and M. Sondossi. Chlorophenol degradation, D.D. Hale, W. Reineke, and J. Wiegel. Microbial metabolism of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, J.V. Pothuluri and C.E. Cerniglia. Microbial ecology of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) degradation in coastal sediments, A.R. MacGillivray and M.P. Shiaris. Biodegradation of chlorinated homocyclic and heterocyclic compounds in anaerobic environments, D.D. Hale, W.J. Jones and J.E. Rogers. Biodegradation of sulphonated aromatics, S.W. Hooper. The biodegradation of morpholine, W.A. Venables and J.S. Knapp. Microbial metabolism of carbonate and organophosphate pesticides, A. Mateen, S. Chapalamadugh, B. Kaskar, A.R. Bhatti and G.R. Chaudhry. Degradation of thiocarbonate herbicides and organophosphorus insecticides by Rhodococcus species - R.M. Mehki. Anaerobic biodegradation of chlorinated organic compounds - L. Montgomery, N. Assaf-Anid, L. Nies, P.J. Anid and T.M. Vogel. Biodegradation of low-molecular-weight halogenated organic compounds by aerobic bacteria, R.S. Hanson and G.A. Brusseau. Anaerobic utilization of aromatic carboxylates by bacteria, J. Gibson and C.S. Harwood. Biodegradation of trichloroethylene in methanotrophic systems and implications for process applications, S.M. Henry and D. Grbic-Galic. Properties of lignin-degrading peroxidases and their use in bioremediation, A.B. Orth, E.A. Pease and M. Tien. Biological disposal of lignocellulosic wastes and alleviation of their toxic effluents, D.S. Chahal. Biodegration of toxic chemicals by white rot fungi, T. Fernando and S.D. Aust. Bacterial detoxification of toxic chromate, H. Ohtake and S. Silver. Degradation of chlorinated aromatic compounds by bacteria - strain development, W. Reineke. Hazardous waste cleanup and treatment with encapsulated or entrapped microorganisms, W.E. Levinson, K.E. Stormo, H.L. Tao and R. Crawford. Recent advances in bioprocessing of coal, M.V.S. Murty, D. Bhattacharyya and M.I.H. Aleem. Mirobial desulfurization of coal with emphasis on inorganic sulfur, L. Larsson, G. Olsson, H.T. Karlsson and O. Holst.

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