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Environmental Microbiology for Engineers

3rd Edition

By Volodymyr Ivanov

CRC Press

392 pages | 106 B/W Illus.

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Description

The third edition of Environmental Microbiology for Engineers explores the role that microorganisms play in the engineered protection and enhancement of an environment. Offering a perfect balance of microbiological knowledge and environmental biotechnology principles, it provides a practical understanding of microorganisms and their functions in the environment and in the environmental engineering systems. The book also presents a quantitative description of applied microbiological processes and their engineering design. This updated edition includes all new information on construction biotechnology, biogeotechnical engineering, construction biomaterials, environmental engineering of life-support closed ecosystems, defence biotechnologies, and biosafety in civil and environmental engineering.

Features:

  • Classroom tested in universities as a primary course text for civil and environmental engineering students.
  • Incudes quizzes, problems, and solutions for better understanding of the material. 
  • Covers essential topics such as the diversity and functions of microorganisms in the environment and environmental engineering systems, the structure and functions of microbial ecosystems, the applied microbial genetics and molecular biology, environmental bioengineering, and more.
  • Offers combined coverage of microbiology and biotechnology adapted for students in advanced civil and environmental engineering courses.

Environmental Microbiology for Engineers provides a practical understanding of microorganisms in civil engineering processes and their functions in environmental engineering systems. It is intended for upper-level undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students of civil and environmental engineering. It is also useful for practicing environmental engineers working in the areas of wastewater, solid waste treatment, soil remediation, and ground improvement.   

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. MICROORGANISMS. Chapter 2. BIOMOLECULES. Chapter 3. METABOLISM. Chapter 4. BIOOXIDATION AND BIOREDUCTION. Chapter 5. BIODEGRADATION. Chapter 6. BIOSYNTHESIS. Chapter 7. CELLS AND CELLULAR AGGREGATES. Chapter 8. MICROBIAL REPRODUCTION AND GROWTH. Chapter 9. MICROBIAL ECOLOGY. Chapter 10. CLASSIFICATIONS OF VIRUSES AND MICROORGANISMS. Chapter 11. PHYSIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION OF PROKARYOTES. Chapter 12. THE GROUPS OF ANAEROBIC FERMENTING PROKARYOTES. Chapter 13. THE GROUPS OF ANOXIC PROKARYOTES. Chapter 14. THE GROUPS OF MICROAEROPHILIC AND FACULTATIVE AEROBIC PROKARYOTES. Chapter 15. THE GROUPS OF AEROBIC PROKARYOTES. Chapter 16. MICROORGANISMS AND PUBLIC HEALTH. Chapter 17. BIOSAFETY IN CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING.Chapter 18. BIOTECHNOLOGICAL PROCESSES. Chapter 19. MICROBIOLOGICAL METHODS USED IN ENGINEERING. Chapter 20. AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS. Chapter 21. BIOTREATMENT OF POLLUTED WATER. Chapter 22. ANAEROBIC AND ANOXIC TREATMENT OF WASTE. Chapter 23. AEROBIC TREATMENT OF WASTEWATER. Chapter 24. VALUE-ADDED MICROBIAL BY-PRODUCTS. Chapter 25. BIOTREATMENT OF INDUSTRIAL HAZARDOUS WASTES. Chapter 26. SOLID WASTES BIOTREATMENT. Chapter 27. BIOREMEDIATION OF POLLUTED SOIL. Chapter 28. BIOMATERIALS AND BIOPROCESSES OF CONSTRUCTION BIOTECHNOLOGY. Chapter 29. MICROBIOLOGY OF AIR AND AIR BIOTREATMENT. Chapter 30. MICROBIOLOGY OF CLOSED ECOSYSTEMS. Chapter 31. BIODETERIORATION, BIOCORROSION, AND BIOFOULING. Chapter 32. EXAM QUESTIONS AND SOLUTIONS.

About the Author

Volodymyr Ivanov earned his PhD and Doctor of Sciences degrees in microbiology and biotechnology in the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. His professional experience includes 40 years of the graduate and post-graduate teaching and research in microbiology and biotechnology in the universities of Ukraine, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore, and USA. He has published over 220 papers, 8 patents, and over 30 book chapters and several monographs on microbial physiology, environmental and construction microbiology and biotechnology. His major scientific achievements are the theory of physiological dualism of a growing cell existing in both exotrophic and endotrophic states, revealing of a multicellular bacterial granule as a proto-organism, periodic table of physiological classification of prokaryotes, and the establishing of Construction Biotechnology as a new scientific discipline.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI026000
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
SCI045000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Microbiology
TEC010000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General
TEC010030
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Water Supply