Bioremediation of Recalcitrant Compounds by Jeffrey Talley

By Jeffrey Talley

This authoritative textual content addresses the newest in bioremediation applied sciences for 3 difficult-to-treat contaminant teams: chlorinated solvents, PCBs, and PAHs - some of the most advanced and dear parts of utilized remediation engineering.Bioremediation of Recalcitrant Compounds assesses leading edge R&D tasks built for every contaminant workforce via a especially funded consortium of specialists. contemplating components reminiscent of availability, toxicity, and treatability, world-class specialists chronicle the advance of field-ready biotechnologies, reflecting at the technological know-how and engineering demanding situations encountered because the examine staff improved from bench-scale checking out to the sphere. This ebook positive factors the experimental paintings concerned about enzymatic reactions for the biodegradation of co-solvent extraction of chlorinated solvents, bioaugmentation better PAH degradation, and genetically engineered microorganisms (GEMs) for stronger PCB degradation. Comparisons to standard equipment of remediation additionally offer new perception on easy methods to optimize biotreatment.Concluding with destiny instructions of analysis and improvement during this quarter, Bioremediation of Recalcitrant Compounds is a must have for execs looking state of the art, cutting edge biotreatment applied sciences for those damaging natural compounds.

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Five percent of the dry weight mass of Milwaukee Harbor-dredged material was coal/coke. Sixty percent of the total extractable PAHs were associated with this coal/coke fraction, and almost none of it was biologically available. , 2002). 6 Koc-based predictions Appropriate use and informed interpretation of the data derived from screening tools are essential for effective sediment management. Sediments have been described in which Koc-based predictions of bioaccumulation and toxicity have been inaccurate.

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