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Main Title Biological degradation and bioremediation of toxic chemicals /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Chaudhry, Ghulam Rasul,
Publisher Dioscorides Press,
Year Published 1994
OCLC Number 28338814
ISBN 0931146275; 9780931146275
Subjects Bioremediation ; Hazardous substances ; Biodegradatie ; Chloorkoolwaterstoffen ; Halogeenverbindingen ; Gevaarlijke stoffen
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EMBM  TD192.5.B55 1994 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 11/06/1998
Collation 515 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Ch. 1. Catabolic Potential of Pseudomonads: A Regulatory Perspective / John E. Houghton and Mark S. Shanley -- Ch. 2. Genetic Systems in Soil Bacteria for the Degradation of Polychlorinated Biphenyls / Kensuke Furukawa -- Ch. 3. Selection of Enhanced Polychlorinated Biphenyl-degrading Bacterial Strains for Bioremediation: Consideration of Branching Pathways / Michel Sylvestre and Mohammad Sondossi -- Ch. 4. Chlorophenol Degradation / D. D. Hale, W. Reineke and J. Wiegel -- Ch. 5. Microbial Metabolism of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons / Jairaj V. Pothuluri and Carl E. Cerniglia -- Ch. 6. Microbial Ecology of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) Degradation in Coastal Sediments / A. Ronald MacGillivray and Michael P. Shiaris -- Ch. 7. Biodegradation of Chlorinated Homocyclic and Heterocyclic Compounds in Anaerobic Environments / Dorothy D. Hale, W. Jack Jones and John E. Rogers -- Ch. 8. Biodegradation of Sulfonated Aromatics / Scott W. Hooper. The concept of bioremediation is not new - the farmer and the forester practice it in a limited way by rotating crops and replanting trees. Because unassisted natural processes cannot break down the many toxic wastes we inflict on our world, more sophisticated bioremediation techniques are imperative. This book covers the increasing use of microorganisms and microbial metabolic processes to break down such environmental poisons and clean soil and water. An ever broadening variety of bacteria, other microbes, and fungi are being discovered already living in extreme environments such as high-temperature undersea volcanic vents, highly acidic, alkaline, or salty habitats, or anaerobic situations. Fortunately, many posses metabolic pathways that can remove or destroy toxic compounds such as herbicides, insecticides, and heavy metals. In chapters written by authors on the cutting edge of investigative research, Biological Degradation and Bioremediation of Toxic Chemicals thoroughly covers the range of such organisms and the use of such pathways. Also described are genetic and molecular biological techniques to improve the ability of microorganisms to degrade harmful compounds, including the conversion of wastes into useful products. The book provides a comprehensive basis for further research, indicating future directions for biotechnological applications.