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Environmental Biotechnology: A Biosystems Approach

Daniel Vallero

ISBN 10: 9380931026 / ISBN 13: 9789380931029
Published by Elsevier, 2011
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For more than a century, biotechnology has acted as a vital buffer between people, pollution and the environment. The field is designed to moderate, if not eliminate, the stresses we inflict upon the world`s ecosystems. In order to do this effectively, a systems approach must be employed to maximize the sustainability of our efforts and improve the long term health our environment. This book will address the questions of how and why knowledge and understanding of the physical, chemical, and biological principles of the environment must be achieved for the effective development of biotechnology applications. Using a systems biology approach, Environmental Biotechnology will provide a context for researchers and practitioners in environmental science. It will serve as a complement to the useful guidebooks which provide the necessary specifications and criteria for a wide range of environmental designs and applications by providing the underlying principles for the specifications, an area which is most important to scientific researchers in this arena to develop further technologies. Contents:- Biochemodynamics: A Systems Approach to Environmental Biotechnology Daniel A. Vallero, Ph.D. Foreword Preface Acknowledgments Chapter 1: Environmental Biotechnology: An Overview Biochemodynamics Assessing the Biotechnological Impacts Biotechnology and Bioengineering Discussion Box: Little Things Matter in a Chaotic World The Environmental Biotechnology Discipline Biotechnology and Society Risk and Reliability: Some Forethought Beyond Biotechnological Applications Terminology Eureka! Oh No! The Science of Environmental Biotechnology Boxes and Envelopes Review Questions Notes and Commentary Chapter 2: A Question of Balance: Using versus Abusing Biological Systems Environmental Biomimicry Engineered Systems Inspired by Biology Environmental Biochemodynamics Biophile Cycling Sequestration Carbon Sequestration in Soil Active Sequestration Nitrogen and Sulfur Biochemodynamics Review Questions Notes and Resources Chapter 3: Environmental Biochemodynamic Processes Cellular Thermodynamics Importance of Free Energy in Microbial Metabolism Dissolution Phase Partitioning Thermodynamics in Abiotic and Biotic Systems Volatility/Solubility/Density Relationships Environmental Balances Fugacity Sorption Volatilization Bioavailability Persistent Bioaccumulating Toxic Substances Discussion Box: The Inuit and Persistent Organic Pollutants Extrinsic Factors Biochemodynamic Persistence and Half-Life Fugacity, Z Values, and Henry?s Law Advection Dispersion Aerodynamic and Hydrodynamic Dispersion Diffusion Overall Effect of the Fluxes, Sinks and Sources Biochemodynamic Transport Models Level 1 Model Level 2 Model Level 3 Model Review Questions Notes and Commentary Chapter 4: Systems Biotechnological Systems Putting Biology to Work Scale Systems Synergies: Biotechnological Analysis Using Bioindicators Biosensors Relationship between Green Engineering and Biotechnology Review Questions Notes Chapter 5: Environmental Risks of Biotechnologies Estimating Biotechnological Risks Dose-Response Exposure Estimation Discussion Box: Exposure Calculation Direct Bioengineering Risk Calculations Discussion Box: Cancer Risk Calculation Discussion Box: Non-cancer Risk Calculation Risk-based cleanup standards Discussion Box: Treatment by Genetic Modification Discussion Box: Risk-Based Contaminant Cleanup Discussion Box: Biotechnical Communications Review Questions Notes and Commentary Chapter 6: Reducing Biotechnological Risks Case Study Box: Genetic Biocontrols of Invaders Discussion Box: Discussion Box: Biochemodynamics of Pharmaceuticals Risk Causes Biographical Box: Sir Bradford Printed Pages: 0. Bookseller Inventory # 40603

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