1. APPLICATIONS OF ENVIRONMENTAL BIOTECHNOLOGY Volodymyr Ivanov, Stephen Tiong-Lee Tay, and Yung-Tze Hung 2. MICROBIOLOGY OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING SYSTEMS Volodymyr Ivanov 3. MICROBIAL SYSTEMATICS Aharon Oren 4. MICROBIAL ECOLOGY Nicolai Panikov 5. MICROBIAL METABOLISM: IMPORTANCE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL BIOTECHNOLOGY Aharon Oren 6. MICROBIAL ECOLOGY OF ISOLATED LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEMS Nickolay S. Pechurkin, Lydia Somova and Mark Nelson 7. ENVIRONMENTAL SOLID-STATE CULTIVATION PROCESSES AND BIOREACTORS David A. Mitchell, Nadia Krieger, Oscar. F. Von Meien, Luiz F.De Lima Luz Júnior, José D. Fontana, Lorena B.B.Tavares, Márcia B. Palma, Geraldo L. Sant'Anna J, Leda R. Castilho, Denise M. G. Freire and Jorge A. Arcas 8. VALUE-ADDED BIOTECHNOLOGICAL PRODUCTS FROM ORGANIC WASTES Olena Stabnikova, Jing-Yuan Wang and Volodymyr Ivanov 9. ANAEROBIC DIGESTION IN SUSPENDED GROWTH BIOREACTORS Gerasimos Liberatos and Pratap C. Pullammanappallil 10. SELECTION AND DESIGN OF MEMBRANE BIOREACTORS IN ENVIRONMENTAL BIOENGINEERING Giuseppe Guglielmi and Gianni Andreottola 11. CLOSED ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS, SPACE LIFE SUPPORT AND BIOSPHERICS Mark Nelson, Nickolay. S. Pechurkin, John P. Allen, Abigail K. Alling, Lydia A. Somova, Josef I. Gitelson 12. NATURAL ENVIRONMENTAL BIOTECHNOLOGY Nazih K. Shammas and Lawrence K. Wang 13. AEROBIC AND ANOXIC SUSPENDED-GROWTH BIOTECHNOLOGIES Nazih K. Shammas and Lawrence K. Wang 14. AEROBIC AND ANAEROBIC ATTACHED-GROWTH BIOTECHNOLOGY Nazih K. Shammas and Lawrence K. Wang 15. SEQUENCING BATCH REACTOR BIOTECHNOLOGY Lawrence K. Wang and Nazih K. Shammas 16.FLOTATION BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS Lawrence K. Wang, Nazih K. Shammas and Daniel B. Guss 17. A/O PHOSPHORUS REMOVAL BIOTECHNOLOGY Nazih K. Shammas and Lawrence K. Wang 18. TREATMENT OF SEPTAGE AND BIOSOLIDS FROM BIOLOGICAL PROCESSES Nazih K. Shammas, and Lawrence K. Wang, Azni Idris, Katayon Saed, and Yung-Tse Hung 19. ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL OF BIOTECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY Lawrence K. Wang and Nazih K. Shammas
The past 30 years have seen the emergence of a growing desire worldwide that positive actions be taken to restore and protect the environment from the degrading effects of all forms of pollution - air, water, soil, and noise. Since pollution is a direct or indirect consequence of waste production, the seemingly idealistic demand for "zero discharge" can be construed as an unrealistic demand for zero waste. However, as long as waste continues to exist, we can only attempt to abate the subsequent pollution by converting it to a less noxious form. Three major questions usually arise when a particular type of pollution has been identi ed: (1) How serious is the pollution? (2) Is the technology to abate it available? and (3) Do the costs of abatement justify the degree of abatement achieved? This book is one of the volumes of the Handbook of Environmental Engineering series. The principal intention of this series is to help readers formulate answers to the last two questions above. The traditional approach of applying tried-and-true solutions to speci c pollution problems has been a major contributing factor to the success of environmental engineering, and has accounted in large measure for the establishment of a "methodology of pollution control. " However, the realization of the ever-increasing complexity and interrelated nature of current environmental problems renders it imperative that intelligent planning of pollution abatement systems be undertaken.
Written by a distinguished panel of experts in the field of biotechnology
Offers theories and principles that are crucial for solving pollution problems in the modern era
Emphasizes theories and principles of environmental microbiology and biotechnology
Serves as an incredible companion to Volume 11: Environmental Bioengineering