Environmental Microbiology, 2ed

Ralph Mitchell

ISBN: 9788126563203

376 pages

Exclusively distributed by CBS Publishers & Distributors 

Description

Environmental Microbiology, Second Edition, is the long-overdue revision of the best-selling text and reference on the subject, offering an in-depth examination of the role of microbiological processes related to environmental deterioration. Based on the latest information and investigative techniques from molecular biology and genetics, this thoroughly updated edition emphasizes the detection and control of environmental contaminants. Its goal is to further our understanding of the complex microbial processes underlying environmental degradation, its detection, control and ultimately, its prevention.

Contributors.

Preface.

1 Bacteria in the Greenhouse: Marine Microbes and Climate Change

2 Control of Waterborne Pathogens in Developing Countries

3 New Molecular Methods for Detection of Waterborne Pathogens

4 Microbial Transformations of Radionuclides in the Subsurface

5 Eutrophication of Estuarine and Coastal Ecosystems

6 Microbial Deterioration of Cultural Heritage Materials

7 Sorption and Transformation of Toxic Metals by Microorganisms

8 Bioremediation of Hazardous Organics

9 Biosensors as Environmental Monitors  

10 Effects of Genetically Modified Plants on Soil Microorganisms

11 Anaerobic Digestion of Agricultural Residues

12 Anaerobic Biodegradation of Solid Waste

13 Low-Energy Wastewater Treatment: Strategies and Technologies

14 Bioremediated Geomechanical Processes

Index.