Biodegradation and Bioconversion of Hydrocarbons

  • Kirsten Heimann
  • Obulisamy Parthiba Karthikeyan
  • Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Rafael Pissinatti, Scheilla V. C. de Souza
    Pages 67-104
  3. Emenike Chijioke Uche, Arezoo Dadrasnia
    Pages 105-135
  4. P. Arulazhagan, Sami Mnif, J. Rajesh Banu, Q. Huda, M. A. B. Jalal
    Pages 137-162
  5. Bhawana Pathak, Shalini Gupta, M. H. Fulekar
    Pages 163-204
  6. Amir Ahmad Forghani, David M. Lewis, Phillip Pendleton
    Pages 205-223
  7. Guillermo Quijano, José A. Miguel-Romera, Luis M. Bonilla-Morte, Ivonne Figueroa-González
    Pages 225-258
  8. Sam Joy, Tanvi Butalia, Shashi Sharma, Pattanathu K. S. M. Rahman
    Pages 259-305
  9. Eduardo J. Gudiña, José A. Teixeira
    Pages 337-351
  10. Chooi Yit Heng, Madihah Md. Salleh, Adibah Yahya, Zaharah Ibrahim, Huszalina Hussin
    Pages 353-370

About this book


This book details three main topics: the screening and characterization of hydrocarbons from air, soil and water; technologies in the biodegradation of hydrocarbons; and the bioconversion of hydrocarbons for biofuel/chemicals, as well as recent developments in the remediation of hydrocarbons and their environmental benefits. The first section focuses on screening methods, qualitative and quantitative analysis of hydrocarbons from soil, air and water environments, speciation of hydrocarbons, and natural bioremediation strategies in such environments. The second section examines technologies for removing hydrocarbon contaminants from various environments, especially advanced technologies for the removal of hydrocarbons and in-situ and ex-situ remediation strategies and problems, as well as concrete case studies. The last section, covering the bioconversion of hydrocarbons for biofuel/chemicals, highlights the biochemicals and bioproducts developed from hydrocarbons, with a particular focus on biochemical and chemical technologies used to produce biopolymers, biofuel precursors and commodity chemicals from hydrocarbons. 


Bio-mining Bioconversion of Hydrocarbons Biodegradation of Hydrocarbons Biofuels from Hydrocarbons Black Shale Characterization Life Cycle Assessment of Hydrocarbons Natural Bioremediation Strategies Techno-economics of Hydrocarbons

Editors and affiliations

  • Kirsten Heimann
    • 1
  • Obulisamy Parthiba Karthikeyan
    • 2
  • Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
    • 3
  1. 1.James Cook UniversityTownsvilleAustralia
  2. 2.James Cook UniversityTownsvilleAustralia
  3. 3.SGS Hong Kong LimitedHong KongHong Kong

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