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Improving lives by solving problems in agriculture and the environment...

Microbial Biotechnology

Microbial Biotechnology

Energy and Environment

Edited by R Arora, Defence Research and Development Organization, Delhi, India

November 2012 / Hardback / 416 Pages / 9781845939564 £95.00 / €125.00 / $180.00
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Main Description

Human actions across the past few centuries have led to a depletion of the world's natural energy sources, as well as large scale environmental degradation. In the context of these current global issues, this book covers the latest research on the application and use of microbes in topical areas such as bioremediation and biofuels. With chapters covering environmental clean-up, microbial fuel cells and biohydrogen, it provides a comprehensive discussion of the latest developments in the field of microbe utilization.


Researchers in microbiology, biotechnology and environmental sciences, plus industry personnel.

Part 1: Microbial Biotechnology: Present and Future Prospects

1. Emerging Trends in Microbial Biotechnology: Energy and Environment

Part 2: Harnessing Sustainable Energy Sources from Microbes

2. The Microbiology of Microbial Electric Systems

3. A Comparative Assessment of Bioelectrochemical Systems and Enzymatic Fuel Cells

4. Electrical Energy from Microorganisms

5. Rumen Microbial Fuel Cells

Part 3: Mechanistics of Bioenergy Production

6. Systems Microbiology Approach to Bioenergy

7. Nanotechnology and Bioenergy: Innovations and Applications

8. Host Engineering for Biofuel-Tolerant Phenotypes

Part 4: Bioenergy from Wastes and Pollutant Removal

9. Microbial Fuel Cells: Electricity Generation from Organic Wastes by Microbes

10. Integration of Anaerobic Digestion and Oil Accumulation: Bioenergy Production and Pollutants Removal

11. Biohydrogen Generation Through Solid Phase Anaerobic Digestion from Organic Solid Waste

Part 5: Microalgae for Biofuels

12. Algae - A Novel Biomass Feedstock for Biofuels

13. Biofuel from Microalgae: Myth versus Reality

Part 6: Bioremediation Technologies for Petroleum Hydrocarbons, PAHs and Xenobiotics

14. Biodegradation of Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Contaminated Soils

15. Bioremediation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)

16. The Role of Biological Control in the Creation of Bioremediation Technologies

Part 7: Bioremediation of Nuclear Waste

17. Bioremediation of Uranium, Transuranic Waste and Fission Products

18. Uranium Bioremediation: Nanotechnology and Biotechnology Advances

Part 8: Extremophilic Microbes: Role in Environmental Cleanup

19. Going Extreme for Small Solutions to Big Environmental Challenges

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