Bio based Materials and Biotechnologies for Eco efficient Construction

Bio based Materials and Biotechnologies for Eco efficient Construction
Author: Fernando Pacheco-Torgal,Volodymyr Ivanov,Daniel C.W. Tsang
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2020-03-13
ISBN 10: 0128223812
ISBN 13: 9780128223819
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bio based Materials and Biotechnologies for Eco efficient Construction Book Review:

Bio-based Materials and Biotechnologies for Eco-efficient Construction fills a gap in the published literature, discussing bio-based materials and biotechnologies that are crucial for a more sustainable construction industry. With comprehensive coverage and contributions from leading experts in the field, the book includes sections on Bio-based materials and biotechnologies for infrastructure applications, Bio-based materials and biotechnologies for building energy efficiency, and other applications, such as using biotechnology to reduce indoor air pollution, for water treatment, and in soil decontamination. The book will be an essential reference resource for academic researchers, civil engineers, contractors working in construction works, postgraduate students and other professionals. Focuses on sustainability and green concepts in construction Discusses recent trends on bio-based materials and biotechnologies for eco-efficient construction Covers many important aspects, including infrastructure applications, energy efficiency for building construction, and air, water and soil related problems

Biopolymers and Biotech Admixtures for Eco Efficient Construction Materials

Biopolymers and Biotech Admixtures for Eco Efficient Construction Materials
Author: Fernando Pacheco-Torgal,Volodymyr Ivanov,Niranjan Karak,Henk Jonkers
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2016-01-11
ISBN 10: 0081002092
ISBN 13: 9780081002094
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biopolymers and Biotech Admixtures for Eco Efficient Construction Materials Book Review:

Since 1930 more than 100,000 new chemical compounds have been developed and insufficient information exists on the health assessment of 95 percent of these chemicals in which a relevant percentage are used in construction products. For instance Portland cement concrete, the most used material on the Planet (10.000 million tons/year that in the next 40 years will increase around 100 %) currently used in around 15% of total concrete production contains chemicals used to modify their properties, either in the fresh or hardened state. Biopolymers are materials that are developed from natural resources. They reduce dependence on fossil fuels and reduce carbon dioxide emissions. There is a worldwide demand to replace petroleum-based materials with renewable resources. Currently bio-admixtures represent just a small fraction of the chemical admixtures market (around 20%) but with environmental awareness for constituents in construction materials generally growing (the Construction Products Regulation is being enforced in Europe since 2013), the trend towards bio-admixtures is expected to continue. This book provides an updated state-of-the-art review on biopolymers and their influence and use as admixtures in the development of eco-efficient construction materials. Provides essential knowledge for researchers and producers working on the development of biopolymer-modified construction materials Discusses the various types of biopolymers currently available, their different production techniques, their use as bio-admixtures in concretes and mortars and applications in other areas of civil engineering such as soil stability, wood preservation, adhesives and coatings All contributions are made from leading researchers, who have intensive involvement in the design and use of biopolymers in construction materials

Nano and Biotech Based Materials for Energy Building Efficiency

Nano and Biotech Based Materials for Energy Building Efficiency
Author: F. Pacheco Torgal,Cinzia Buratti,S. Kalaiselvam,Claes-Göran Granqvist,Volodymyr Ivanov
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 484
Release: 2016-02-04
ISBN 10: 3319275054
ISBN 13: 9783319275055
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nano and Biotech Based Materials for Energy Building Efficiency Book Review:

This book presents the current state of knowledge on nanomaterials and their use in buildings, ranging from glazing and vacuum insulation to PCM composites. It also discusses recent applications in organic photovoltaics, photo-bioreactors, bioplastics and foams, making it an exciting read while also providing copious references to current research and applications for those wanting to pursue possible future research directions. Derek Clements-Croome, Emeritus Professor in Architectural Engineering, University of Reading (From the Foreword) Demonstrating how higher energy efficiency in new and existing buildings can help reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, this book details the way in which new technologies, manufacturing processes and products can serve to abate emissions from the energy sector and offer a cost-effective means of improving competitiveness and drive employment. Maximizing reader insights into how nano and biotech materials – such as aerogel based plasters, thermochromic glazings and thermal energy adsorbing glass, amongst others – can provide high energy efficiency performance in buildings, it provides practitioners in the field with an important high-tech tool to tackle key challenges and is essential reading for civil engineers, architects, materials scientists and researchers in the area of the sustainability of the built environment.

Biobased Products and Industries

Biobased Products and Industries
Author: Charis M. Galanakis
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 434
Release: 2020-01-23
ISBN 10: 0128201533
ISBN 13: 9780128201534
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biobased Products and Industries Book Review:

Biobased Products and Industries fills the gap between academia and industry by covering all the important aspects of biobased products and their relevant industries in one single reference. Highlighting different perspectives of the bioeconomy, EU relevant projects, as well as the environmental impact of biobased materials and sustainability, the book covers biobased polymers, plastics, nanocomposites, packaging materials, electric devices, biofuels, textiles, consumer goods, and biocatalysis for the decarboxylation and decarboxylation of biobased molecules, including biobased products from alternative sources (algae) and the biobased production of chemicals through metabolic engineering. Focusing on the most recent advances in the field, the book also analyzes the potentiality of already commercialized processes and products. Highlights the important aspects of biobased products as well as their relevant industries in one single reference Focuses on the most recent advances in the field, analyzing the potentiality of already commercialized processes and products Provides an ideal resource for anyone dealing with bioresource technology, biomass valorization and new products development

Performance of Bio based Building Materials

Performance of Bio based Building Materials
Author: Dennis Jones,Christian Brischke
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 650
Release: 2017-07-07
ISBN 10: 0081009925
ISBN 13: 9780081009925
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Performance of Bio based Building Materials Book Review:

Performance of Bio-based Building Materials provides guidance on the use of bio-based building materials (BBBM) with respect to their performance. The book focuses on BBBM currently present on the European market. The state-of-the-art is presented regarding material properties, recommended uses, performance expectancies, testing methodology, and related standards. Chapters cover both ‘old and traditional’ BBBM since quite a few of them are experiencing a comeback on the market. Promising developments that could become commercial in the near future are presented as well. The book will be a valuable reference resource for those working in the bio-based materials research community, architects and agencies dealing with sustainable construction, and graduate students in civil engineering. Takes a unique approach to bio-based materials and presents a broad overview of the topics on relevant areas necessary for application and promotion in construction Contains a general description, notable properties related to performance, and applications Presents standards that are structured according to performance types

Eco efficient Construction and Building Materials

Eco efficient Construction and Building Materials
Author: Fernando Pacheco-Torgal,Luisa F. Cabeza,Joao Labrincha,Aldo Giuntini de Magalhaes
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2014-02-14
ISBN 10: 0857097725
ISBN 13: 9780857097729
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eco efficient Construction and Building Materials Book Review:

Eco-efficient Construction and Building Materials reviews ways of assessing the environmental impact of construction and building materials. Part one discusses the application of life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology to building materials as well as eco-labeling. Part two includes case studies showing the application of LCA methodology to different types of building material, from cement and concrete to wood and adhesives used in building. Part three includes case studies applying LCA methodology to particular structures and components. Reviews ways of assessing the environmental impact of construction and building materials Provides a thorough overview, including strengths and shortcomings, of the life cycle assessment (LCA) and eco-labeling of eco-efficient construction and building materials Includes case studies showing the application of LCA methodology to different types of building material, from cement and concrete to wood and adhesives used in building

Bio aggregate based Building Materials

Bio aggregate based Building Materials
Author: Sofiane Amziane,Laurent Arnaud
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2013-02-05
ISBN 10: 111857706X
ISBN 13: 9781118577066
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bio aggregate based Building Materials Book Review:

Using plant material as raw materials for construction is arelatively recent and original topic of research. This bookpresents an overview of the current knowledge on the materialproperties and environmental impact of construction materials madefrom plant particles, which are renewable, recyclable and easilyavailable. It focuses on particles and as well on fibers issuedfrom hemp plant, as well as discussing hemp concretes. The bookbegins by setting the environmental, economic and social context ofagro-concretes, before discussing the nature of plant-basedaggregates and binders. The formulation, implementation andmechanical behavior of such building materials are the subject ofthe following chapters. The focus is then put upon the hygrothermalbehavior and acoustical properties of hempcrete, followed by theuse of plant-based concretes in structures. The book concludes withthe study of life-cycle analysis (LCA) of the environmentalcharacteristics of a banked hempcrete wall on a woodenskeleton. Contents 1. Environmental, Economic and Social Context of Agro-Concretes,Vincent Nozahic and Sofiane Amziane. 2. Characterization of Plant-Based Aggregates. VincentPicandet. 3. Binders, Gilles Escadeillas, Camille Magniont, Sofiane Amzianeand Vincent Nozahic. 4. Formulation and Implementation, Christophe Lanos, FlorenceCollet, Gérard Lenain and Yves Hustache. 5. Mechanical Behavior, Laurent Arnaud, Sofiane Amziane, VincentNozahic and Etienne Gourlay. 6. Hygrothermal Behavior of Hempcrete, Laurent Arnaud, Driss Samriand Étienne Gourlay. 7. Acoustical Properties of Hemp Concretes, Philippe Glé,Emmanuel Gourdon and Laurent Arnaud. 8. Plant-Based Concretes in Structures: Structural Aspect –Addition of a Wooden Support to Absorb the Strain, Philippe Munozand Didier Pipet. 9. Examination of the Environmental Characteristics of a BankedHempcrete Wall on a Wooden Skeleton, by Lifecycle Analysis:Feedback on the LCA Experiment from 2005, Marie-Pierre Boutin andCyril Flamin. About the Authors Sofiane Amziane is Professor and head of the Civil Engineeringdepartment at POLYTECH Clermont-Ferrand in France. He is also incharge of the research program dealing with bio-based buildingmaterials at Blaise Pascal University (Institut Pascal, ClermontFerrand, France). He is the secretary of the RILEM TechnicalCommittee 236-BBM dealing with bio-based building materials and theauthor or co-author of over one hundred papers in scientificjournals such as Cement and Concrete Research, Composite Structuresor Construction Building Materials as well as internationalconferences. Laurent Arnaud is a Bridges, Waters and Forestry Engineer(Ingénieur des Ponts, Eaux et Forêts) and researcher atJoseph Fourier University in Grenoble, France. He is also Professorat ENTPE (Ecole Nationale des Travaux Publics de l’Etat).Trained in the field of mechanical engineering, his research hasbeen directed toward the characterization and development of newmaterials for civil engineering and construction. He is head of theinternational committee at RILEM – BBM, as well as the authorof more than one hundred publications, and holder of aninternational invention patent.

Bio based Materials for Food Packaging

Bio based Materials for Food Packaging
Author: Shakeel Ahmed
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2018-11-05
ISBN 10: 981131909X
ISBN 13: 9789811319099
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bio based Materials for Food Packaging Book Review:

This book provides an overview of the lastest developments in biobased materials and their applications in food packaging. Written by experts in their respective research domain, its thirteen chapters discuss in detail fundamental knowledge on bio based materials. It is intended as a reference book for researchers, students, research scholars, academicians and scientists seeking biobased materials for food packaging applications.

Construction Biotechnology

Construction Biotechnology
Author: Volodymyr Ivanov,Viktor Stabnikov
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 317
Release: 2016-10-20
ISBN 10: 9811014450
ISBN 13: 9789811014451
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Construction Biotechnology Book Review:

This book presents the first comprehensive text on construction biomaterials and bioprocesses. It details aspects of construction biotechnology, a new interdisciplinary area involving applications of environmental and industrial microbiology and biotechnology in geotechnical and civil engineering. It also critically reviews all existing and potential construction biotechnology processes. It discusses a number of topics including the biotechnological production of new construction materials such as self-healing concrete, construction biocomposites, construction bioplastics, and biotechnological admixtures to cement. It also addresses construction-related processes like biocementation, bioclogging, soil surface fixation and biosealing, microbial cements and grouts, the biocoating of construction material surfaces, the microbiology and biosafety of the construction environment, the prevention of biocorrosion as well as biodeterioration and biofouling in civil engineering. Biomediated precipitation of calcium, magnesium, and iron compounds as carbonates, phosphates, sulphides, and silicate minerals in soil for its clogging and strengthening are considered from geotechnical, chemical, and microbiological points of view. It offers an overview of the basic microbiology that will enable civil engineers to perform the construction biogeochemical processes. Design principles and considerations for different field implementations are discussed from a practical point of view. The book can be used as a textbook for graduate and senior undergraduate students in biotechnology, civil engineering and environmental engineering as well as a reference book for researchers and practitioners working in this new interdisciplinary area.

Designing Sustainable Technologies Products and Policies

Designing Sustainable Technologies  Products and Policies
Author: Enrico Benetto,Kilian Gericke,Mélanie Guiton
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2018-07-03
ISBN 10: 3319669818
ISBN 13: 9783319669816
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Designing Sustainable Technologies Products and Policies Book Review:

This open access book provides insight into the implementation of Life Cycle approaches along the entire business value chain, supporting environmental, social and economic sustainability related to the development of industrial technologies, products, services and policies; and the development and management of smart agricultural systems, smart mobility systems, urban infrastructures and energy for the built environment. The book is based on papers presented at the 8th International Life Cycle Management Conference that took place from September 3-6, 2017 in Luxembourg, and which was organized by the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) and the University of Luxembourg in the framework of the LCM Conference Series.

Sustainability Transition Towards a Bio Based Economy New Technologies New Products New Policies

Sustainability Transition Towards a Bio Based Economy  New Technologies  New Products  New Policies
Author: Piergiuseppe Morone
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-11-29
ISBN 10: 3038973807
ISBN 13: 9783038973805
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainability Transition Towards a Bio Based Economy New Technologies New Products New Policies Book Review:

(This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Sustainability Transition Towards a Bio-Based Economy: New Technologies, New Products, New Policies" that was published in Sustainability

Reusable and Sustainable Building Materials in Modern Architecture

Reusable and Sustainable Building Materials in Modern Architecture
Author: Koç, Gül?ah,Christiansen, Bryan
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2018-11-02
ISBN 10: 1522569960
ISBN 13: 9781522569961
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reusable and Sustainable Building Materials in Modern Architecture Book Review:

Designing buildings and physical environments depends on social structure, social needs, economic data, environment, and technological development. Planning these environments is heavily influenced by cultural and regional need, the existing environment, and the materials available. Reusable and Sustainable Building Materials in Modern Architecture is an essential reference source that discusses the shaping of building design through culture and materials as well as the influence of environment on building design. Featuring research on topics such as passive design, ecological design, and urban design, this book is ideal for academicians, specialists, and researchers seeking coverage on culture, environment, and building design.

Biobased Industrial Products

Biobased Industrial Products
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Commission on Life Sciences,Committee on Biobased Industrial Products
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2000-02-16
ISBN 10: 9780309175401
ISBN 13: 0309175402
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biobased Industrial Products Book Review:

Petroleum-based industrial products have gradually replaced products derived from biological materials. However, biologically based products are making a comeback--because of a threefold increase in farm productivity and new technologies. Biobased Industrial Products envisions a biobased industrial future, where starch will be used to make biopolymers and vegetable oils will become a routine component in lubricants and detergents. Biobased Industrial Products overviews the U.S. land resources available for agricultural production, summarizes plant materials currently produced, and describes prospects for increasing varieties and yields. The committee discusses the concept of the biorefinery and outlines proven and potential thermal, mechanical, and chemical technologies for conversion of natural resources to industrial applications. The committee also illustrates the developmental dynamics of biobased products through existing examples, as well as products still on the drawing board, and it identifies priorities for research and development.

Industrialization of Biology

Industrialization of Biology
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Life Sciences,Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology,Committee on Industrialization of Biology: A Roadmap to Accelerate the Advanced Manufacturing of Chemicals
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 167
Release: 2015-06-29
ISBN 10: 0309316553
ISBN 13: 9780309316552
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Industrialization of Biology Book Review:

The tremendous progress in biology over the last half century - from Watson and Crick's elucidation of the structure of DNA to today's astonishing, rapid progress in the field of synthetic biology - has positioned us for significant innovation in chemical production. New bio-based chemicals, improved public health through improved drugs and diagnostics, and biofuels that reduce our dependency on oil are all results of research and innovation in the biological sciences. In the past decade, we have witnessed major advances made possible by biotechnology in areas such as rapid, low-cost DNA sequencing, metabolic engineering, and high-throughput screening. The manufacturing of chemicals using biological synthesis and engineering could expand even faster. A proactive strategy - implemented through the development of a technical roadmap similar to those that enabled sustained growth in the semiconductor industry and our explorations of space - is needed if we are to realize the widespread benefits of accelerating the industrialization of biology. Industrialization of Biology presents such a roadmap to achieve key technical milestones for chemical manufacturing through biological routes. This report examines the technical, economic, and societal factors that limit the adoption of bioprocessing in the chemical industry today and which, if surmounted, would markedly accelerate the advanced manufacturing of chemicals via industrial biotechnology. Working at the interface of synthetic chemistry, metabolic engineering, molecular biology, and synthetic biology, Industrialization of Biology identifies key technical goals for next-generation chemical manufacturing, then identifies the gaps in knowledge, tools, techniques, and systems required to meet those goals, and targets and timelines for achieving them. This report also considers the skills necessary to accomplish the roadmap goals, and what training opportunities are required to produce the cadre of skilled scientists and engineers needed.

Bio Based Polymers and Composites

Bio Based Polymers and Composites
Author: Richard Wool,Xiuzhi Susan Sun
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2011-08-30
ISBN 10: 9780080454344
ISBN 13: 0080454348
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bio Based Polymers and Composites Book Review:

Bio-Based Polymers and Composites is the first book systematically describing the green engineering, chemistry and manufacture of biobased polymers and composites derived from plants. This book gives a thorough introduction to bio-based material resources, availability, sustainability, biobased polymer formation, extraction and refining technologies, and the need for integrated research and multi-disciplinary working teams. It provides an in-depth description of adhesives, resins, plastics, and composites derived from plant oils, proteins, starches, and natural fibers in terms of structures, properties, manufacturing, and product performance. This is an excellent book for scientists, engineers, graduate students and industrial researchers in the field of bio-based materials. * First book describing the utilization of crops to make high performance plastics, adhesives, and composites * Interdisciplinary approach to the subject, integrating genetic engineering, plant science, food science, chemistry, physics, nano-technology, and composite manufacturing. * Explains how to make green materials at low cost from soyoil, proteins, starch, natural fibers, recycled newspapers, chicken feathers and waste agricultural by-products.


Author: Iris Lewandowski
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2017-12-11
ISBN 10: 3319681524
ISBN 13: 9783319681528
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioeconomy Book Review:

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This book defines the new field of "Bioeconomy" as the sustainable and innovative use of biomass and biological knowledge to provide food, feed, industrial products, bioenergy and ecological services. The chapters highlight the importance of bioeconomy-related concepts in public, scientific, and political discourse. Using an interdisciplinary approach, the authors outline the dimensions of the bioeconomy as a means of achieving sustainability. The authors are ideally situated to elaborate on the diverse aspects of the bioeconomy. They have acquired in-depth experience of interdisciplinary research through the university’s focus on “Bioeconomy”, its contribution to the Bioeconomy Research Program of the federal state of Baden-Württemberg, and its participation in the German Bioeconomy Council. With the number of bioeconomy-related projects at European universities rising, this book will provide graduate students and researchers with background information on the bioeconomy. It will familiarize scientific readers with bioeconomy-related terms and give scientific background for economists, agronomists and natural scientists alike.

Towards a Sustainable Bioeconomy Principles Challenges and Perspectives

Towards a Sustainable Bioeconomy  Principles  Challenges and Perspectives
Author: Walter Leal Filho,Diana Mihaela Pociovălișteanu,Paulo Roberto Borges de Brito,Ismar Borges de Lima
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 575
Release: 2018-01-19
ISBN 10: 3319730282
ISBN 13: 9783319730288
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Towards a Sustainable Bioeconomy Principles Challenges and Perspectives Book Review:

This book gathers contributions from scientists and industry representatives on achieving a sustainable bioeconomy. It also covers the social sciences, economics, business, education and the environmental sciences. There is an urgent need to optimise and maximise the use of biological resources, so that primary production and processing systems can generate more food, fibre and other bio-based products with less environmental impacts and lower greenhouse gas emissions. In other words, we need a “sustainable bioeconomy” – a term that encompasses the sustainable production of renewable resources from land, fisheries and aquaculture environments and their conversion into food, feed, fibre bio-based products and bio-energy, as well as related public goods. Despite the relevance of achieving a sustainable bioeconomy, there are very few publications in this field. Addressing that gap, this book illustrates how biological resources and ecosystems could be used in a more sustainable, efficient and integrated manner – in other words, how the principles of sustainable bioeconomy can be implemented in practice. Given its interdisciplinary nature, the field of sustainable bioeconomy offers a unique opportunity to address complex and interconnected challenges, while also promoting economic growth. It helps countries and societies to make a transition and to use resources more efficiently, and shows how to rely less on biological resources to satisfy industry demands and consumer needs. The papers are innovative, cross-cutting and include many practice-based lessons learned, some of which are reproducible elsewhere. In closing, the book, prepared by the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme (IUSDRP) and the World Sustainable Development Research and Transfer Centre (WSD-RTC), reiterates the need to promote a sustainable bioeconomy today.

The Digitalisation of Science Technology and Innovation Key Developments and Policies

The Digitalisation of Science  Technology and Innovation Key Developments and Policies
Author: OECD
Publsiher: OECD Publishing
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2020-02-11
ISBN 10: 9264501770
ISBN 13: 9789264501775
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Digitalisation of Science Technology and Innovation Key Developments and Policies Book Review:

This report examines digitalisation’s effects on science, technology and innovation and the associated consequences for policy. In varied and far-reaching ways, digital technologies are changing how scientists work, collaborate and publish.

Modified Asphalt

Modified Asphalt
Author: Jose Luis Rivera Armenta,Beatriz Adriana Salazar-Cruz
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2018-09-19
ISBN 10: 1789237262
ISBN 13: 9781789237269
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modified Asphalt Book Review:

Asphalt modification is an important area in the development of new road and pavement materials. There is an urgent demand for road materials that can minimize fracture at low temperatures and increase resistance to deformation at high temperatures. The function of asphalt is to bind aggregate to protect it from water and other harmful agents. In the beginning asphalt was ideal for this purpose, but recently traffic loads have increased and environmental factors have deteriorated more rapidly than before. Asphalt is a byproduct of crude oil in the refining process, and it is considered a complex heterogeneous mixture of hydrocarbons. Asphalt modification has become an important research area, using several methods and new materials as modifiers.

Environmental Microbiology for Engineers

Environmental Microbiology for Engineers
Author: Volodymyr Ivanov
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 413
Release: 2015-11-04
ISBN 10: 1498702147
ISBN 13: 9781498702140
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Microbiology for Engineers Book Review:

Updated Edition Includes a New Chapter and Enhanced Study Material The second edition of Environmental Microbiology for Engineers explores the role that microorganisms play in the engineered protection and enhancement of an environment. Offering a perfect balance of microbiological knowledge and environmental biotechnology principles, it provides a practical understanding of microorganisms and their functions in the environment and in the environmental engineering systems. The book also presents a quantitative description of applied microbiological processes and their engineering design. This updated edition adds a new chapter on construction biotechnology, and offers new end-of-chapter exam questions with solutions to aid readers with performing the design calculations needed and to enhance understanding of the material. The book covers essential topics that include: Diversity and functions of microorganisms in environmental engineering systems Environmental bioengineering processes Applied microbial genetics and molecular biology Microbiology of water and wastewater treatment Biotreatment of solid waste and soil bioremediation Microbial monitoring of environmental engineering systems Biocorrosion and biodeterioration of materials Biocementation and bioclogging of soil Biopollution of indoor environment Biofouling of facilities, and more Environmental Microbiology for Engineers provides a practical understanding of microorganisms in the civil engineering process and their functions in the environmental engineering systems, and is designed for practicing environmental engineers working in the areas of wastewater, solid waste treatment, soil remediation and ground improvement.