Environmental Biotechnology: Theory and Lab Practices (Second Edition)
Environmental Biotechnology is concerned with the application of biotechnology as an emerging technology in the context of environmental protection, since rapid industrialisation, urbanisation and other developments have resulted in a threatened clean environment and depleted natural resources. It is not a new area of interest, because some of the issues of concern are familiar examples of old technologies, such as: composting, waste water treatment etc. In its early stage, environmental biotechnology has evolved from chemical engineering, but later, other disciplines (bio-chemistry, environmental engineering, environmental microbiology, molecular biology, and ecology) also contributed to environmental biotechnology. This edition is based on the graduate, post-graduate syllabus of Environmental Biotechnology / Environmental Sciences as per UGC guidelines. This edition covers almost all the areas from the basics to the advanced level to meet all the requirements of both the under- graduate and post-graduate level students. Every effort has been made to provide most updated information related to theory and lab practices of waste management and Bioremediation of Xenobiotics.