Integration of Biotechnology to Waste Minimization Programs

  • Godfred E. Tong
Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 41)


This paper focuses on the waste minimization programs in the USA chemical process industries and the role of biotechnology in these programs. The role of biotechnology in waste minimization is reviewed from an R&D perspective. To obtain a good perspective on the waste minimization activities of the chemical industry in the last 5 years, one needs to answer the following two questions:
  • How has the processing industry responded to the increased environmental regulations and social consciousness on waste generation?

  • What waste minimization programs were implemented during this period and what are planned for the future?


Green Plant Waste Generation Cheese Whey Cooling Water System Biotechnology Application 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Godfred E. Tong
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  1. 1.Monsanto Corporate ResearchMonsanto CompanySt. LouisUSA

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