Environmental Biotechnology: Principles and Applications

by: Bruce E. Rittmann, Perry L. McCarty


Abstract: Environmental Biotechnology: Principles and Applications is the essential tool for understanding and designing microbiological processes used for environmental protection and improvement. The book lays a foundation in microbiology and engineering principles and provides comprehensive coverage of all the major environmental applications, from traditional ones like activated sludge and anaerobic digestion to emerging applications like detoxification of hazardous chemicals and biofiltration of drinking water. An abundance of worked examples that show in a step-by-step way how the tools are used in analysis and design enrich the discussion. Environmental Biotechnology is the authoritative source for learning how processes in environmental biotechnology work and how to create reliable processes to meet contemporary and emerging needs. Students, practitioners, and researchers will find this book invaluable. Key features of this first edition include: • Consistent backup of the fundamental principles of microbiological processes by their practical applications. • Discussion of the traditional applications (e.g., activated sludge and anaerobic digestion) and the emerging applications (e.g., bioremediation and drinking water treatment). • Numerous examples illustrating how the design and analysis tools are applied correctly. • End-of-chapter problems, ranging in scope, that can be assigned as homework, used as supplmental examples in class, or used as study tools. • Abundant use of figures to illustrate concepts.
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Title: Environmental Biotechnology: Principles and Applications

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Athens, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2001 McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9781260440591

Authors:

Bruce E. Rittmann is Regents' Professor of Environmental Engineering and Director of the Biodesign Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology at Arizona State University. He is the recipient of the 2018 Stockholm Water Prize and, along with Dr. McCarty, the Clarke Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Water Technology.

Perry L. McCarty is the Silas Parmer Professor Emeritus at Stanford University. He is the recipient of the Stockholm Water Prize, the Tyler Environmental Prize, and, along with Dr. Rittmann, the Clarke Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Water Technology.

Description: Environmental Biotechnology: Principles and Applications is the essential tool for understanding and designing microbiological processes used for environmental protection and improvement. The book lays a foundation in microbiology and engineering principles and provides comprehensive coverage of all the major environmental applications, from traditional ones like activated sludge and anaerobic digestion to emerging applications like detoxification of hazardous chemicals and biofiltration of drinking water. An abundance of worked examples that show in a step-by-step way how the tools are used in analysis and design enrich the discussion. Environmental Biotechnology is the authoritative source for learning how processes in environmental biotechnology work and how to create reliable processes to meet contemporary and emerging needs. Students, practitioners, and researchers will find this book invaluable. Key features of this first edition include: • Consistent backup of the fundamental principles of microbiological processes by their practical applications. • Discussion of the traditional applications (e.g., activated sludge and anaerobic digestion) and the emerging applications (e.g., bioremediation and drinking water treatment). • Numerous examples illustrating how the design and analysis tools are applied correctly. • End-of-chapter problems, ranging in scope, that can be assigned as homework, used as supplmental examples in class, or used as study tools. • Abundant use of figures to illustrate concepts.