Biotechnology for the Environment: Wastewater Treatment and Modeling, Waste Gas Handling

  • Spiros N. Agathos
  • Walter Reineke

Part of the Focus on Biotechnology book series (FOBI, volume 3C)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-8
  2. Wastewater Treatment

  3. Waste Gas Biofiltration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. Jaap Van Der Waarde, Arjan Van Der Werf, Maurice Henssen, Bert Geurkink, Klaas Van Der Marel, Piet Paul et al.
      Pages 231-237
    3. Frederic Thalasso, María C. Veiga, Christian Kennes
      Pages 239-258
    4. Óscar J. Prado, Marta Eiroa, María C. Veiga, Christian Kennes
      Pages 259-273
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 275-277

About this book


At the dawn of the 21st century, biotechnology is emerging as a key enabling technology for sustainable environmental protection and stewardship. Biotechnology for the Environment: Wastewater Treatment and Modeling, Waste Gas Handling illustrates the current technological applications of microorganisms in wastewater treatment and in the control of waste gas emissions. In the first section of the book special emphasis is placed on the use of rigorous mathematical and conceptual models for an in-depth understanding of the complex biology and engineering aspects underlying the operation of modern wastewater treatment installations. The second part addresses waste gas biofiltration, an expanding biotechnological application of microbial metabolism for air quality assurance through processes ranging from the abatement of hazardous volatile pollutants to the elimination of nuisance odors. It will be a valuable reference source for environmental scientists, engineers and decision makers involved in the development, evaluation or implementation of biological treatment systems.

For more information on Strategy and Fundamentals, see Focus on Biotechnology, Volume 3A, and for more information on Soil Remediation, see Focus on Biotechnology, Volume 3B.


Filtration biology emissions environmental protection metabolism microorganism soil

Editors and affiliations

  • Spiros N. Agathos
    • 1
  • Walter Reineke
    • 2
  1. 1.Université Catholique de LouvainLouvain-la-NeuveBelgium
  2. 2.Bergische UniversitätWuppertalGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6224-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-0932-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1569-268X
  • Buy this book on publisher's site