392 pages | 106 B/W Illus.
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.
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.
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.