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Biodegradation of Nitroaromatic Compounds and Explosives

1st Edition

Edited by Jim C. Spain, Joseph B. Hughes, Hans-Joachim Knackmuss

CRC Press

456 pages

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Filled with practical applications and research, Biodegradation of Nitroaromatic Compounds and Explosives presents an international perspective on environmental contamination from explosives. It covers biodegradation strategies for DNT and a wide variety of other nitroaromatic compounds of environmental significance and makes the information access

Table of Contents

Introduction. Strategies for Aerobic Degradation of Nitroaromatic Compounds by Bacteria: Process Discovery to Field Application. Molecular Biology of Nitroarene Degradation. Perspectives of Bioelimination of Polynitroaromatic Compounds. Identification of Genes Involved in Picric Acid and 2,4-Dinitrophenol Degradation by mRNA Differential Display. Microbial Degradation of Mononitrophenols and Mononitrobenzoates. The Role of Nitrate Ester Reductase Enzymes in the Biodegradation of Explosives. Anaerobic Transformation of TNT by Clostridium. Fungal Degradation of Explosives: TNT and Related Nitroaromatic Compounds. Phytoremediation and Plant Metabolism of Explosives and Nitroaromatic Compounds. Biodegradation of RDX and HMX: From Basic Research to Field Application. Subsurface Chemistry of Nitroaromatic Compounds. Composting (Humification) of Nitroaromatic Compounds. Application and Costs for Biological Treatment of Explosive-Contaminated Soils in the United States.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
SCIENCE / Environmental Science