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Environmental Biotechnology

New Approaches and Prospective Applications

Edited by Marian Petre

University of Pitesti, Romania

Taking into consideration the outstanding importance of studying and applying the biological means to remove or mitigate the harmful effects of global pollution on the natural environment, as direct consequences of quantitative expansion and qualitative diversification of persistent and hazardous contaminants, the present book provides useful information regarding New Approaches and Prospective Applications in Environmental Biotechnology. This volume contains twelve chapters divided in the following three parts: biotechnology for conversion of organic wastes, biodegradation of hazardous contaminants and, finally, biotechnological procedures for environmental protection. Each chapter provides detailed information regarding scientific experiments that were carried out in different parts of the world to test different procedures and methods designed to remove or mitigate the impact of hazardous pollutants on environment. The book is addressed to researchers and students with specialties in biotechnology, bioengineering, ecotoxicology, environmental engineering and all those readers who are interested to improve their knowledge in order to keep the Earth healthy.

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Environmental BiotechnologyNew Approaches and Prospective ApplicationsEdited by Marian Petre

Published: February 7th 2013

DOI: 10.5772/56068

ISBN: 978-953-51-0972-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5354-2

Copyright year: 2013

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29707 Total Chapter Downloads

33 Crossref Citations

74 Web of Science Citations

87 Dimensions Citations


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1. Environmental Biotechnology for Bioconversion of Agricultural and Forestry Wastes into Nutritive Biomass

By Marian Petre and Violeta Petre


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2. Comparison of the Performance of the Laccase Bioconversion of Sodium Lignosulfonates in Batch, Continuous and Fed Batch Reactors

By Nidal Madad, Latifa Chebil, Hugues Canteri, Céline Charbonnel and Mohamed Ghoul


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3. Biochemical Processes for Generating Fuels and Commodity Chemicals from Lignocellulosic Biomass

By Amy Philbrook, Apostolos Alissandratos and Christopher J. Easton


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4. Synergistic Effects of Pretreatment Process on Enzymatic Digestion of Rice Straw for Efficient Ethanol Fermentation

By Prihardi Kahar


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5. Microbial Degradation of Persistent Organophosphorus Flame Retardants

By Shouji Takahashi, Katsumasa Abe and Yoshio Kera


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6. Continuous Biotechnological Treatment of Cyanide Contaminated Waters by Using a Cyanide Resistant Species of Aspergillus awamori

By Bruno Alexandre Quistorp Santos, Seteno Karabo Obed Ntwampe and James Hamuel Doughari


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7. Biodegradation of Cyanobacterial Toxins

By Sonja Nybom


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8. Bioavailability of High Molecular Weight Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Using Renewable Resources

By Olusola Solomon Amodu, Tunde Victor Ojumu and Seteno Karabo Obed Ntwampe


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9. Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) Production from Carbon Dioxide by Recombinant Cyanobacteria

By Hitoshi Miyasaka, Hiroshi Okuhata, Satoshi Tanaka, Takuo Onizuka and Hideo Akiyama


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10. The Extracellular Indolic Compounds of Lentinus edodes

By Olga M. Tsivileva, Ekaterina A. Loshchinina and Valentina E. Nikitina


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11. Role of Biotechnology for Protection of Endangered Medicinal Plants

By Krasimira Tasheva and Georgina Kosturkova


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12. The Use of Interactions in Dual Cultures in vitro to Evaluate the Pathogenicity of Fungi and Susceptibility of Host Plant Genotypes

By Katarzyna Nawrot-Chorabik


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