Site monitoring for biotechnological applications
Environmental monitoring is well established as a separate science in its own right and many notable books have been written to describe the various approaches and techniques relevant to its many practical applications. It is then, clearly, beyond the scope of this work to reiterate these discussions and the reader is recommended to examine such publications at first hand should detailed information be required.
However, it is worth noting that for some sites it may be necessary to continue monitoring into the future. Under these circumstances, a comprehensive environmental management and audit scheme can be put in place to monitor environmental effects of such operations and Figure 5.7 shows a suitable illustrative outline. The results would then, of course, feed back into the decision-making process and ultimately help to shape the ongoing environmental management regime of the site.