Environmental Biomonitoring: The Biotechnology Ecotoxicology Interface: 07 (Biotechnology Research, Series Number 7)

Environmental Biomonitoring: The Biotechnology Ecotoxicology Interface: 07 (Biotechnology Research, Series Number 7)

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Cambridge University Press
Edition: Illustrated, 6/2/2011
EAN 9780521187732, ISBN10: 0521187737

Paperback, 318 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.8 cm
Language: English

Traditionally the province of chemists, the problem of environmental pollution is increasingly being tackled using methodologies which have a biological basis. This 1998 volume provides a range of examples of how biotechnology can offer sensitive and ecologically relevant new ways of monitoring the presence of biohazards in our environment and, once detected, how these biohazards can be removed in an ecologically safe way through bioremediation. Additional chapters on economic, legislative and policy aspects set the topic in its social context, resulting in a broad-ranging volume of value to all those concerned with the science of ecologically effective environmental protection and management.

Foreword R. May
1. The value of biomonitors in bioremediation strategies against ecotoxicants J. M. Lynch and A. Wiseman
Part I. Ocotoxicology and Biomonitoring
2. Our environmental future - the role of science J. Krebs
3. Pollution and its ecotoxicological consequences J. H. Koeman
4. Advances in biomonitoring sensitivity and reliability in PAH-contaminated soil A. Wetzel
5. Microbial parameters for monitoring soil pollution C. E. Pankhurst, S. L. Rogers and V. V. S. R. Gupta
6. Release of genetically-modified microorganisms and biomonitoring F. A. A. M. De Leij, M. J. Bailey, J. M. Whipps, I. P. Thompson, P. A. Bramwell and J. M. Lynch
7. Biomonitoring in the aqueous environment
use of cytochromes P450 and other molecular biomarkers in fish and mussels D. R. Livingstone and P. S. Goldfarb
Part II. Ecotoxicology and Bioremediation
8. Use of non-indigenous organisms for bioremediation - the promise and the concerns R. Colwell
9. Bioremediation case studies R. M. Atlas
10. Utilisation of biocatalysts in cellulose waste minimisation J. Woodward and B. R. Evans
11. Sensors for nitrogen-removal monitoring in waste-water treatment K. Gernaey, H. Bogarert, P. Vanrolleghem, L. Van Vooren and W. Verstraete
12. Nitrogen fertilizer and ecotoxicology
global distribution of environmental pollution caused by food production
H. Kawashima, K. Okamoto, M. J. Bazin and J. M. Lynch
Part III. Biosafety Regulations and Economics
13. Risk perception attitudes and defence strategies associated with toxic substances
the case of lead contamination in Hungary Z. Fuzesi, L. Tistyan and A. Vari
14. Risk economics, risk assessment and legislation
methodology B. Nordenstam
15. Environmental biomonitoring - legal problems world-wide S. Battersby
16. Bioremediation - an economic perspective S. Shohet
Part IV. Directional-Pointers to Future Environmental Problems
17. Development of 'Fail-Safe Strategies' to combat biohazards from environmental xenobiotics A. Wiseman and J. M. Lynch

Review of the hardback: 'It forms a valuable collection of up to date examples of emission control.' Waste Planning