Bioremediation

Methods and Protocols

  • Stephen P. Cummings

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 599)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Laura McAllister, Kirk T. Semple
    Pages 1-14
  3. Rita Sipos, Anna Székely, Sára Révész, Károly Márialigeti
    Pages 37-58
  4. Dimitrios G. Karpouzas, Brajesh K. Singh
    Pages 69-88
  5. Yin Chen, Jyotsna Vohra, J. Colin Murrell
    Pages 129-139
  6. Irena Wojnowska-Baryła, Agnieszka Cydzik-Kwiatkowska, Magdalena Zielińska
    Pages 157-183
  7. Elizabeth E. Diplock, Dave P. Mardlin, Kenneth S. Killham, Graeme I. Paton
    Pages 201-215
  8. Kirsten S. Jørgensen, Jani M. Salminen, Katarina Björklöf
    Pages 217-233
  9. María D. Fernández, Mar Babín, José V. Tarazona
    Pages 235-262
  10. Kela P. Weber, Raymond L. Legge
    Pages 263-281
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 283-285

About this book

Introduction

Since its first systematic application during the 1970s, bioremediation, or the exploitation of a biological system’s degradative potential to combat toxic pollutants such as heavy metals, polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), cyanides, and radioactive material, has proven itself over time, and the many advances in molecular techniques have only amplified its utility.  In Bioremediation: Methods and Protocols, experts in the field explore imaginative and ambitious multidisciplinary techniques that will enable more predictable removal of pollutants from a variety of environments.  The easy-to-follow volume addresses some of the broader issues such as the effect of the environment in determining the availability and fate of organic and inorganic compounds and how choices around the most appropriate bioremediation process can be arrived at, as well as detailed complementary techniques that support the effective deployment and monitoring of a bioremediation approach.  Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology™ series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible protocols, and notes on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.

Authoritative and cutting-edge, Bioremediation: Methods and Protocols offers researchers a series of invaluable techniques certain to enhance their work with environmental contamination.

Keywords

Bioaugmentation Bioremediation ecotoxicity environment microorganism toxicity

Editors and affiliations

  • Stephen P. Cummings
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Applied SciencesNorthumbria UniversityNewcastle upon TyneUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-60761-439-5
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2010
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-60761-440-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-60761-439-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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