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Environmental Biotechnology, 2ed: Basic Concepts and Applications

Indu Shekhar Thakur

ISBN: 9789389307559

536 pages

INR 525


Biotechnology impinges on everyone's lives. It is one of the major technologies of the twenty-first century with wide-ranging, multidisciplinary activities ranging from small entities of life to the application, and production of goods. Environmental biotechnology is a huge and fast growing field with increasing relevance for a sustainable development through protection of environment to production of biomaterials. It continues to revolutionize the understanding of basic life sustaining processes in the environment, identification and exploitation of the molecules, and its use to provide clean technologies and to deal with environmental problems.


  • Preface
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Environment and ecosystem processes
  • Environmental resources-air, water and soil
  • Environmental perturbation-air, water and soil pollution
  • Global environmental problems
  • Structural and functional dynamics of microbial life
  • Air pollution and its control
  • Water pollution and its control
  • Solid waste and soil pollution Management
  • Biodegradation and Bioconversion of Natural Compounds
  • Biodegradation and Bioconversion of Xenobiotic Compounds
  • Bioabsorption of Metals
  • Application of Biotechnology in Environmental Management
  • Industrial Problems and their Remedial Mechanism
  • Index