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Main Title Environmental biotechnology : principles and applications /
Author Rittmann, Bruce E.,
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McCarty, Perry L.
Publisher McGraw-Hill,
Year Published 2001
OCLC Number 45082738
ISBN 0072345535; 9780072345537; 0071181849; 9780071181846
Subjects Bioremediation ; Meio ambiente ; Biotecnologia ; Biotechnologie ; Lehrbuch ; Umwelttechnik ; Miljèoskydd ; Miljèovêard ; Environmental Microbiology--popular works
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ELBM  TD192.5.R58 2001 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 04/25/2011 STATUS
Collation xiv, 754 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Basics of microbiology -- Stoichiometry and bacterial energetics -- Microbial kinetics -- Biofilm kinetics -- Reactors -- The activated sludge process -- Lagoons -- Aerobic biofilm processes -- Nitrification --Denitrification -- Phosphorus removal -- Drinking-water treatment -- Anaerobic treatment by methanogenesis -- Detoxification of hazardous chemicals -- Bioremediation -- Appendix A : Free energies of formation for various chemical species, 25À C -- Appendix B : Normalized suface-loading curves. "Environmental Biotechnology: Principles and Applications is a tool for understanding and designing microbiological processes used for environmental protection and improvement. The book lays a foundation in microbiology and engineering principles and provides comprehensive coverage of all the major environmental applications, from traditional ones like activated sludge and anaerobic digestion to emerging applications like detoxification of hazardous chemical and biofiltration of drinking water. An abundance of worked examples show in a step-by-step way how the tools are used in analysis and design. Environmental Biotechnology is a source for learning how processes in environmental biotechnology work and how to create reliable processes to meet contemporary and emerging needs. Students, practitioners, and researchers will find this book invaluable."--Jacket.