Industrial Biotechnology : Problems And Remedies
Industrial Biotechnology : Problems And Remedies by Indu Shekhar Thakur
The last five decades have witnessed a tremendous upsurge in the amount of xenobiotic compounds in the environment by industrial activities, some of them being highly toxic, recalcitrant with high bio-accumulating and bio-magnification properties. Whilst biotechnology is the development of products or processes using plants, animals or micro-organisms, ''Environmental Biotechnology'' is the multidisciplinary integration of sciences and engineering to utilise the huge biochemical potential of microorganisms and plants for the sustenance of resources. Recent advances in biotechnology have driven forward the harnessing of micro-organisms and plants to help and protect our fragile environment and formation of ecofriendly products.
Audience of the Book :
|The book has been designed to serve the students of Environmental Science, Microbiology, Life Science and Biotechnology, and researchers in these fields.|
The main features of the book are as follows:
1.The book focuses on application of biotechnological techniques to solve environmental problems.
2. The subject matter is presented based on industries, namely, pulp and paper, distillery, tannery, dye, pesticide, pharmaceutical, thermal power, petroleum, food and beverages and metal industries.
3. Emphasis is laid on bioconversion and bioutilization of effluents for products.
Table of Contents:
1.Pulp and paper industry
2.Leather tanning industry
4.Dye and intermediates industry
8.Caustic soda industry
9.Thermal power plants
10.Food and beverages industry
11.Heavy metals industry