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Practical Environmental Bioremediation

By: RB King, GM Long and JK Sheldon

Lewis Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1997 | Edition: 2 | #68301 | ISBN: 1566702089
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This new edition has three new chapters and includes case histories illustrating bioremediation technologies. Available technology and concepts that have been tested and used successfully are presented.


Introduction: A Historical PerspectiveRegulatory HistoryEarly SuccessesDiscovery of Hydrocarbon-degrading Microbes Oils SpillsDiscovery of Metal-Detoxifying MicrobesThree Bioremediation Treatment Approaches:BiostimulationBioaugmentationIntrinsic TreatmentRecent Advances in Bioremediation TechnologyThe Chapters AheadMicrobial Nutrition and Environmental RequirementsMicrobial UbiquityMicrobial NutritionMoistureEnergy for MetabolismThe Role of OxygenEnvironmental RequirementsMicrobial GrowthAcclimationLogarithmic GrowthStationary PhaseDeath PhaseBacterial PathogensMicrobial SurvivalMicrobial Destruction of Environmental PollutantsBiomineralization vs. BiotransformationBiodegradation Processes for Organic CompoundsAerobic RespirationAnaerobic RespirationFermentationBiooxidation in Wastewater TreatmentBioattachmentBiosorptionBiosolubilizationMicrobial Detoxificationof MetalsHalobacteriaMixed PopulationsCometabolismChlorinated HydrocarbonsRadiation EffectsAcquired Radiation ResistanceRadioactive Mixed Waste TreatmentConstructed WetlandsThe Bioremediation LaboratoryBioassessment Screening StudiesMicrobiological AssayBiotreatability StudiesMicrocosmsRespirometryBioreactorsChoosing a LaboratoryApplied Bioremediation : An OverviewThe Bioremediation ApproachIntrinsic BioremediationSelection Guide for Appropriate BiotechnologySoils and SludgesLiquids and Aqueous SolutionsProject OrganizationSite CharacterizationInitial Bioassessment TestingDetailed Studies, Pilot Testing, and Process DesignProcurement, Installation and StartupProcess Monitoring and OperationFinal Sampling and ClosureReporting and ManagementAnaerobic Treatment: Sans OxygenProcess DefinitionAnaerobic DegradationPros and Cons of Anaerobic TreatmentTypes of Anaerobic SystemsDigestorsAnaerobic Activated SludgeFixed-Film UnitsAnaerobic Rotating Biological Contractors (ARBCs)Fluidized Bed ReactorsUpflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket (UASB)Ex Situ Soil Treatment (Soil Cells)In Situ Anaerobic RemediationDesign ConsiderationsApplications for Anaerobic TreatmentSurface Bioremediation of Soils and Sludges: Land TreatmentRegulationsFeasibility TestingDesign and ConstructionNutrient ApplicationOperations and MonitoringClosureVariationsBiopileBiovaultBiopitProject ExerciseHow Much Soil How Big an Area MaterialsWatering SystemHow Long Might It Take Does the Buyer Need the Space What Will the Conceptual Design Cost Work Plan and PermitsExcavation and BackfillTreatment Cell ConstructionEquipmentOperating CostsClosureBioreactors: The Technology of Total ControlIntroductionProcess DefinitionBioreactor ConfigurationsActivated SludgeSequencing Batch Reactors (SBRs)Rotating Biological Contactors (RBCs)Trickling FiltersSoil Slurry ReactorsVapor Phase Bioreactors (Biofilters)Fixed-Film, Plug

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