Environmental Biotechnology

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Environmental Biotechnology

Theory and Application


=> Introduction to Biotechnology
=> Role of Environmental Biotechnology
=> Scope for Use of Environmental Biotechnology
=> Market for Environmental Biotechnology
=> Modalities and local influences - Environmental Biotechnology

Microbes and Metabolism


=> Microbes and Metabolism
=> Immobilisation, Degradation or Monitoring of Pollutants from a Biological Origin
=> players - Microbes and Metabolism
=> Metabolism
=> Genetic blueprint for metabolic capability
=> Microbial diversity
=> Metabolic Pathways of Particular Relevance to Environmental Biotechnology
=> Glycolysis: TCA and Glyoxalate cycle
=> Macromolecules - description and degradation
=> Production of Cellular Energy
=> Fermentation and respiration
=> Photosynthesis and the Basis of Phytotechnology
=> The light reactions
=> The dark reactions
=> The Nitrogen Cycle

Fundamentals of Biological Intervention


=> Using Biological Systems - Biological Intervention
=> Extremophiles
=> Xenobiotics and Other Problematic Chemicals
=> Endocrine disrupters - Biological Intervention
=> New discoveries - Biological Intervention
=> Mobility of DNA

Pollution and Pollution Control


=> Classifying Pollution - Environmental Biotechnology
=> Pollution Environment
=> Dilution and dispersal - Pollution Control Strategies
=> Concentration and containment - Pollution Control Strategies
=> Pollution Control Strategies
=> Practical Toxicity Issues
=> Practical Applications to Pollution Control
=> Biofilters - Practical Applications to Pollution Control
=> Biotrickling filters - Practical Applications to Pollution Control
=> Bioscrubbers - Practical Applications to Pollution Control
=> Other options - Practical Applications to Pollution Control
=> ‘Clean’ Technology
=> process changes - Clean Technology
=> Biological Control - Clean Technology
=> Biosubstitutions - Clean Technology

Contaminated Land and Bioremediation


=> Contaminated Land and Bioremediation
=> Soil Remediation Methods
=> In Situ and Ex Situ Techniques
=> Intensive and Extensive Technologies
=> Process Integration
=> Suitability of Bioremediation
=> Factors Affecting the use of Bioremediation
=> Biotechnology Selection
=> Essential Features of Biological Treatment Systems
=> In situ techniques
=> Site monitoring for biotechnological applications
=> Ex situ techniques
=> Process selection and integration - Contaminated Land and Bioremediation
=> Use of remediation techniques

Aerobes and Effluents


=> Aerobes and Effluents
=> Sewage Treatment
=> Process Issues - Aerobes and Effluents
=> Land Spread - Sewage Treatment
=> Septic tank - Sewage Treatment
=> Limits to land application - Sewage Treatment
=> Nitrogenous Wastes
=> Aeration: Diffused air systems, Mechanical aeration
=> Trickling Filters
=> Activated Sludge Systems
=> Process disruption
=> Organic loadings - Aerobes and Effluents
=> Deep Shaft Process - Aerobes and Effluents
=> Pure Oxygen Systems
=> The Oxidation Ditch
=> Rotating Biological Contactor
=> Membrane Bioreactors
=> Cellulose Ion-Exchange Media
=> Sludge Disposal

Phytotechnology and Photosynthesis


=> Phytotechnology and Photosynthesis
=> Terrestrial Phyto Systems (TPS)
=> Phytoextraction - Metal Phytoremediation
=> Hyperaccumulation - Metal Phytoremediation
=> Rhizofiltration - Metal Phytoremediation
=> Phytostabilisation - Metal Phytoremediation
=> Phytodegradation - Organic Phytoremediation
=> Rhizodegradation - Organic Phytoremediation
=> Phytovolatilisation - Organic Phytoremediation
=> Hydraulic Containment
=> Plant Selection - Hydraulic Containment
=> Applications of Phytotechnology
=> Aquatic Phyto-Systems (APS)
=> Macrophyte Treatment Systems (MaTS)
=> Nutrient Film Techniques (NFT)
=> Algal Treatment Systems (ATS)
=> Effluent treatment
=> Carbon sequestration
=> Pollution Detection

Biotechnology and Waste


=> Biotechnology and Waste
=> Nature of Biowaste
=> Composition of biowaste
=> Biological Waste Treatment
=> Composting
=> Applying Composting to Waste Management
=> Anaerobic Digestion and digestion process
=> Applying Anaerobic Digestion(AD) to Waste Management
=> Process parameters - Anaerobic Digestion
=> Biogas
=> Other Biotechnologies
=> Annelidic conversion (AC)
=> Biowaste to ethanol
=> Eutrophic fermentation (EF)

Genetic Manipulation


=> Genetic Manipulation
=> Training: Manipulation of Bacteria Without Genetic Engineering
=> Manipulation of Bacteria by Genetic Engineering
=> Enzymes, solutions and equipment - Basic Principles of Genetic Engineering
=> DNA for transfer - Basic Principles of Genetic Engineering
=> Cloning vectors - Basic Principles of Genetic Engineering
=> Expression vectors - Basic Principles of Genetic Engineering
=> Reporter genes - Basic Principles of Genetic Engineering
=> Analysis of Recombinants: Bacteria, Yeast, Viruses
=> Transgenic Plants
=> Examples of developments in plant GE(Genetic Engineering)
=> Integrated Environmental Biotechnology
=> Bioenergy
=> Methane biogas - Derived Biofuels
=> Ethanol fermentation - Derived Biofuels
=> Short rotation coppicing - Derived Biofuels
=> Biodiesel - Derived Biofuels
=> The carbon sink or energy crop question
=> Biotechnology Integrated Agricultural Applications
=> Plant disease suppression - Biotechnology Integrated Agricultural Applications
=> Microbial pesticides - Biotechnology Integrated Agricultural Applications
=> Plant/microbe interactions - Biotechnology Integrated Agricultural Applications
=> Symbiotic nitrogen fixation - Biotechnology Integrated Agricultural Applications
=> Endomycorrhizae
=> Plant pathogens: Agrobacterium tumefaciens, Cauliflower mosaic virus



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