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Bioremediation of Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecosystems

1st Edition

Edited by Milton Fingerman, R. Nagabhushanam

CRC Press

622 pages

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Description

Bioremediation, the use of microorganisms to degrade, sequester, or remove environmental contaminants, is an urgent need of our planet for protection and restoration from toxic contaminants. This book not only provides cutting edge information about bioremediation of aquatic and terrestrial habitats, but also highlights the gaps in our knowledge of the subject. Among the topics covered in this volume are those that deal with petroleum spill bioremediation, bioremediation of heavy metals, and the use of genetically engineered microorganisms in bioremediation.

Table of Contents

Preface

The Contributors

Molecular Techniques of Xenobiotic-Degrading Bacteria and

Their Catabolic Genes in Bioremediation

K. Inoue, J. Widada, T. Omori and H. Nojiri

Genetic Engineering of Bacteria and Their Potential for

Bioremediation

David B. Wilson

Commercial Use of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)

in Bioremediation and Phytoremediation

David J. Glass

Bioremediation of Heavy Metals Using Microorganisms

Pierre Le Cloirec and Yves Andrès

Guidance for the Bioremediation of Oil-Contaminated Wetlands,

Marshes, and Marine Shorelines

Albert D. Venosa and Xueqing Zhu

Bioremediation of Petroleum Contamination

Ismail M.K. Saadoun and Ziad Deeb Al-Ghzawi

Bioremediation of BTEX Hydrocarbons

(Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene, and Xylene)

Hanadi S. Rifai

Remediating RDX and HMX Contaminated Soil and Water

Steve Comfort

Microbial Surfactants and Their Use in Soil Remediation

Nick Christofi and Irena Ivshina

Phytoremediation Using Constructed Treatment

Wetlands: An Overview

Alex J. Horne and Maia Fleming-Singer

Engineering of Bioremediation Processes: A Critical Review

Lisa C. Strong and Lawrence P. Wackett

Index

About the Editors

Milton Fingerman, Rachakonda Nagabhushanam, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Tulane University New Orleans, Louisiana 70118 USA

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI039000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Marine Biology
SCI086000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General