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Biochemical Aspects of Water Pollution

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Abstract

Water pollution when considered in its broadest context is a by-product of human population, and its significance is in what effect it has directly or indirectly on living populations. The pollutants are chemicals (except heat) that interact with living cells, which is the subject of biochemistry. Biochemical reactions alter the compounds chemically and therefore physically because physical properties depend upon chemical configuration. The net result is an alteration in environmental quality.

Keywords

Activate Sludge Biochemical Reaction Domestic Sewage Chemical Conversion Anaerobic Respiration 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologyThe Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

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