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Cover for Implication of nanotechnology for the treatment of water and air pollution.

This chapter explores the potential uses of nanotechnology for water purification and wastewater treatment, and detection of a variety of contaminants and pathogens in food and the environment. In doing so, it not only identifies opportunities but also recognizes the likely challenges ahead and...

Author(s)
Chaturvedi, R. K.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391445)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Sustainable development of fragile low-rainfall regions - Power Grid Corporation of India initiative.

Rainfed agriculture in low-rainfall areas of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka is characterized by high risks from drought, degraded natural resources and pervasive poverty, food insecurity and malnutrition. Under corporate social responsibility, Power Grid Corporation of India Limited, Gurugram,...

Author(s)
Prabhakar Pathak; Sudi, R.; Wani, S. P.; Aviraj Datta; Nagaraju Budama
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394514)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Improving rural wastewater management.

Improved sanitation and hygiene through proper wastewater management is critical for sustainable growth of rural communities. Traditional wastewater treatment technologies experience low penetration in the resource-poor semi-arid tropical villages with limited or no access to good quality...

Author(s)
Aviraj Datta; Mukund Patil; Wani, S. P.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394514)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Exopolysaccharide (EPS)-producing bacteria: an ideal source of biopolymers.

Polysaccharides are the most abundant carbon sources in the biosphere, thus it is no surprise that their uses and applications are wide ranging. Extended use of polysaccharides has initiated a need to focus research on the isolation of polysaccharides from natural resources. Among the natural...

Author(s)
Kanika Sharma; Hema Chandran
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645216)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Microbial lipases: emerging biocatalysts.

Microbial lipases (EC 3.1.1.3) are an important group of biotechnologically valuable enzymes. They are enantioselective, chemoselective and stereoselective in nature, which makes them an important tool in various medical and industrial fields. Lipases also have unique characteristics as they act at ...

Author(s)
Kanika Sharma; Naveen Sharma; Madhu Rathore
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645216)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Bioremediation of gaseous and liquid hydrogen sulfide pollutants by microbial oxidation.

Sulfide emissions into the environment, both in gas and in liquid phase, have increased due to the rapid increase in industrial operations. Although physico-chemical treatment methods have been developed and applied successfully at an industrial level of operation their ability to remove sulfide...

Author(s)
Ravichandra Potumarthi; Rao, A. G.; Annapurna Jetty
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645216)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Useful microorganisms for environmental sustainability: application of heavy metal tolerant consortia for surface water decontamination in natural and artificial wetlands.

Accelerated population growth and the concomitant industrial development increase the flow of pollutants to the environment and reduce the availability of natural resources. Recent research has focused on the implementation of systems that act as the natural counterparts, particularly the use of...

Author(s)
Amábilis-Sosa, L. E.; Salgado-Bernal, I.; Siebe, C. D.; Moeller-Chávez, G. E.; García-Gómez, R. S.; Durán-Domínguez-de-Bazúa, M. C.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645216)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Perspective on livestock-generated GHGs and climate.

The greenhouse gases (GHGs) attributed to agriculture and animal agriculture are methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O). The relative absorptivity of the infrared radiation of carbon dioxide (CO2) is about 21-fold and 310-fold higher than for each molecule of CH4 or N2O, respectively. As the...

Author(s)
Takahashi, J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644325)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Electrical energy from microorganisms.

This chapter describes the principle of current generation in microbial fuel cells (MFCs), and the mechanisms of electron transfer in these MFCs, viz., direct electron transfer, mediated electron transfer, and direct oxidation of exported catabolites. The components of MFCs as well as the uses of...

Author(s)
Berchmans, S.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939564)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Chemically induced alterations to gonadal differentiation in fish.

The characteristics and the population impacts of gonadal intersex in roach (Rutilus rutilus) in the UK and in other fishes due to chemical contaminants in effluents and waste water are presented. Studies on the experimental induction of gonadal alterations in medaka (Oryzias latipes) are also...

Author(s)
Metcalfe, C. D.; Kidd, K. A.; Sumpter, J. P.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935535)
Type
Book chapter

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