Perspectives in Bioremediation

Technologies for Environmental Improvement

  • J. R. Wild
  • S. D. Varfolomeyev
  • A. Scozzafava

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASHT, volume 19)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. J. G. Ham, J. S. Bonner
    Pages 1-12
  3. C. S. Jacobsen, R. R. Gayazov
    Pages 13-24
  4. F. Briganti, I. M. C. M. Rietjens, A. Scozzafava, B. Tyrakowska, C. Veeger
    Pages 25-37
  5. S. D. Varfolomeyev, S. I. Spivak, N. V. Zavialova
    Pages 39-56
  6. F. Baldi, V. P. Kukhar, Z. R. Ulberg
    Pages 75-91
  7. F. Baldi, D. B. Janssen, W. Reineke
    Pages 93-105
  8. J. R. Mason, F. Briganti, J. R. Wild
    Pages 107-118
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 119-123

About this book


Bioremediation - the use of microorganisms for environmental clean-up - is a technology that is experiencing a rapid phase of development. From the opening chapter of Perspectives in Bioremediation, on the nature of environmental site assessment, on to the genetic manipulation of native soil microorganisms, the international collection of authors provide an understanding of the current progress and limitations of technologies that are designed to help nature herself.
The book draws together many different aspects of environmental remediation: the environmental engineer is introduced to the bacteria of contaminated environments and the ideas developing from genetic engineering; the environmental microbiologist can grasp site assessment and the predictive kinetic analysis of potentials.
The book provides a clear and concise introduction to the nature of and potential for bioremediation to contribute to a critical global effort in eliminating contamination of the world's resources and to start to reverse decades of environmental mismanagement and neglect.


bacteria biodegradation ecology environment microorganism soil

Editors and affiliations

  • J. R. Wild
    • 1
  • S. D. Varfolomeyev
    • 2
  • A. Scozzafava
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Biochemistry and BiophysicsTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA
  2. 2.Chemical Enzymology DepartmentMoscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Department of ChemistryLaboratory for Inorganic and Bioinorganic ChemistryFlorenceItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6397-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-5684-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1388-6576
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