Perspective on Opportunities for Genetic Engineering Applications in Industrial Pollution Control
Biological systems have been employed successfully for many years in both industrial and domestic pollution control. Such systems, while “engineered” to the extent of the operational conditions imposed (hydraulic residence time, population growth rate, etc.), are essentially chemostatic in nature, with populations consisting of those species which can either survive or thrive under the conditions of wastewater characteristics and process operational parameters. Table 1 presents characteristics of existing biological processes utilized in pollution control.
KeywordsWaste Stream Hydraulic Residence Time Ring Disruption Thiobacillus FERROOXIDANS Biochemical Specificity
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