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Engineering and Technology

Edited by Rolando Chamy

Pontificial Catholic University of Valparaiso, Chile

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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BiodegradationEngineering and TechnologyEdited by Rolando Chamy

Published: June 14th 2013

DOI: 10.5772/50829

ISBN: 978-953-51-1153-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6349-7

Copyright year: 2013

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46254 Total Chapter Downloads

61 Crossref Citations

103 Web of Science Citations

146 Dimensions Citations


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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. Microbial Hydrocarbon Degradation: Efforts to Understand Biodegradation in Petroleum Reservoirs

By Isabel Natalia Sierra-Garcia and Valéria Maia de Oliveira


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4. Biodegradation of PCDDs/PCDFs and PCBs

By Magdalena Urbaniak


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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


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7. Advanced Monitoring and Control of Anaerobic Digestion in Bioreactor Landfills

By Mohamed Abdallah and Kevin Kennedy


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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


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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


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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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11. Methods for Separation, Recycling and Reuse of Biodegradation Products

By Ganapati D. Yadav and Jyoti B. Sontakke


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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


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13. Biodegradation of Nitrogen in a Commercial Recirculating Aquaculture Facility

By S. Sandu and E. Hallerman


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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


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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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16. Biocomposites: Influence of Matrix Nature and Additives on the Properties and Biodegradation Behaviour

By Derval dos Santos Rosa and Denise Maria Lenz


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