Perspective on Opportunities for Genetic Engineering Applications in Industrial Pollution Control

  • James W. Patterson
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 28)


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.


Waste Stream Hydraulic Residence Time Ring Disruption Thiobacillus FERROOXIDANS Biochemical Specificity 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • James W. Patterson
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  1. 1.Pritzker Department of Environmental Engineering, Industrial Waste Elimination Research CenterIllinois Institute of TechnologyChicagoUSA

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