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Biotechnology for Treatment of Residual Wastes Containing Metals

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November 2019
9788770221146
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  • Published
    6th November
  • ISBN 9788770221146
  • Language English
  • Pages 250 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
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February 2020
9788770221139
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  • ISBN 9788770221139
  • Language English
  • Pages 250 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
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Biotechnology for Treatment of Wastes Containing Metals addresses various aspects related to different wastes that have a metallic content and represent a serious risk for the environment and human health. These wastes, due to their physical and chemical characteristics, have been the object of studies which have led to the development of different technologies in recycling, reuse or adequate disposal, biotechnology being one of these alternatives. Biotechnology offers a range of options for the treatment of types of waste using microorganisms, biomass and their by-products. The mechanisms involved in these waste treatment processes are diverse and complex, and its optimization and efficiency is multifactorial.

This text contains nine chapters related to the problem of the metal contamination in the environment as well as some of the different biotechnological alternatives that have been applied for the reduction and/or recovery of metal contamination.

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Foreword

Content

1. Overview of metals

2. Environmental impacts of solid waste containing metals

3. Parameters involved in biotreatment of solid wastes containing metals

4. Industrial biotechnology and its role in the mining industry

5. Biotechnology for metal mechanic industrial wastes

6. Metal resistance genes in microorganisms a biotechnological approach for Ni-V removal

7. Bioweathering of heap rock material by basidiomycetes

8. Biotechnology for the recovery of metals using agro-industrial wastes

9. Environmental pollution and current bioremediation strategies for cadmium containing residues

Norma G. Rojas-Avelizapa

Norma G. Rojas-Avelizapa is with Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Mexico.  

Metals, Environmental impacts, Solid wastes, Biotreatment, Industrial biotechnology, Mining industry, Mechanic industrial wastes, Metal resistance genes, Bioweathering, Basidiomycetes, Recovery of metals, Environmental pollution, Bioremediation strategies, Cadmium residues