Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology
- N. Ahmed,, O.Y. Khan, F.M. Qureshi
- Publication Date:
- September 30, 2001
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Book SummaryInternationally acclaimed authors from diverse fields present comprehensive reviews of all aspects of Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology. Based on presentations given at the key International symposium on Biotechnology in Karachi in 1998, the articles have been extensively revised and updated.
Chapters concerned with environmental biotechnology cover two major categories of pollutants: organic compounds and metals. Organic pollutants include cyclic aromatic compounds, with/without nitrogenous or chloride substitutions while metal pollutants include copper, chromate, silver, arsenic and mercury. The genetic basis of bioremediation and the microbial processes involved are examined, and the current and/or potential applications of bioremediation are discussed.