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Microbial Biotechnology

Microbial Biotechnology

Energy and Environment

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

November 2012 / Hardback / 416 Pages / 9781845939564 £106.99 / €139.00 / $203.95
With 10% online discount: £96.29 / €125.10 / $183.56
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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.

  • 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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