Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Biodegradation - Engineering and Technology

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Academic Editor

Rolando Chamy

Pontificial Catholic University of Valparaiso, Chile

PublishedJune 14th, 2013

Doi10.5772/50829

ISBN978-953-51-1153-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN978-953-51-6349-7

Copyright year2013

Number of pages486

This book contains a collection of different research activities where several technologies have been applied to the optimization of biodegradation processes. The book has three main sections: A) Hydrocarbons biodegradation, B) Biodegradation and anaerobic digestion, and C) Biodegradation and sustainability.

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Table of Contents

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1. Biodegradability of Water from Crude Oil Production

By Edixon Gutiérrez and Yaxcelys Caldera

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2. Emulsification of Hydrocarbons Using Biosurfactant Producing Strains Isolated from Contaminated Soil in Puebla, Mexico

By Beatriz Pérez-Armendáriz, Amparo Mauricio-Gutiérrez, Teresita Jiménez-Salgado, Armando Tapia-Hernández and Angélica Santiesteban-López

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3,137
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5. Crude Oil Biodegradation in the Marine Environments

By Mehdi Hassanshahian and Simone Cappello

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6. Challenges for Cost-Effective Microalgae Anaerobic Digestion

By Álvaro Torres, Fernando G. Fermoso, Bárbara Rincón, Jan Bartacek, Rafael Borja and David Jeison

4,303
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8. Sustainable Post Treatment Options of Anaerobic Effluent

By Abid Ali Khan, Rubia Zahid Gaur, Absar Ahmad Kazmi and Beni Lew

4,119
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9. Determination of Anaerobic and Anoxic Biodegradation Capacity of Sulfamethoxasole and the Effects on Mixed Microbial Culture

By Zeynep Cetecioglu, Bahar Ince, Samet Azman, Nazli Gokcek, Nese Coskun and Orhan Ince

2,386
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10. Biodegradation in Animal Manure Management

By Matthieu Girard, Joahnn H. Palacios, Martin Belzile, Stéphane Godbout and Frédéric Pelletier

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2,875
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12. Biodegradation and Mechanical Integrity of Magnesium and Magnesium Alloys Suitable for Implants

By S. González, E. Pellicer, S. Suriñach, M.D. Baró and J. Sort

3,304
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14. Aerobic Biodegradation Coupled to Preliminary Ozonation for the Treatment of Model and Real Residual Water

By P. Guerra, J. Amacosta, T. Poznyak, S. Siles, A. García and I. Chairez

1,753
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15. Emerging Trend in Natural Resource Utilization for Bioremediation of Oil — Based Drilling Wastes in Nigeria

By Iheoma M. Adekunle, Augustine O. O. Igbuku, Oke Oguns and Philip D. Shekwolo

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