ISBN 9788120318830,Biotechnology For Waste And Wastewater Treatment

Biotechnology For Waste And Wastewater Treatment



PHI learning Pvt Ltd

Publication Year 2001

ISBN 9788120318830

ISBN-10 8120318838


Number of Pages 248 Pages
Language (English)

Engineering: general

Biological treatment, or biotechnology, is an expanding field which has shown success in remediation of industrial and municipal waste problems. Industrial waste problems, especially those involving hazardous waste, are an ongoing concern since they pose a serious hazard to human health or living organisms. The range of hazardous wastes is large and their effects diverse. There are numerous instances of mishaps all over the world. During the last few years, there has been a worldwide move to remedy these problems.This book chiefly examines the practices employed for biological treatment of waste/wastewater and hazardous wastes. The technologies described involve conventional treatment processes, their variations as well as recent research. A promising new technique is in the field of in-situ bioreclamation of contaminated groundwater for cleaning up aquifers contaminated with organic pollutants, such as chlorinated solvents, petroleum products and pesticides. This particular environmental problem, being one of the most critical of recent times is dealt with in a separate chapter.The book is intended for a wide range of audience. It will be useful to students and academia of civil/chemical/environmental/public health engineering, environmental sciences and biotechnology, as well as to professionals, researchers, environmental specialists, and administrators working in the field of pollution control. Industrialists wishing to seek an overview of the field for control of contaminants and treatment of wastes will also benefit immensely from this book.