Current Developments in Biotechnology and Bioengineering: Solid Waste Management

Jonathan W C Wong*, Rajeshwar D. Tyagi, Ashok Pandey

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Current Developments in Biotechnology and Bioengineering: Solid Waste Management provides extensive coverage of new developments, state-of-the-art technologies, and potential future trends, reviewing the latest innovative developments in environmental biotechnology and bioengineering as they pertain to solid wastes, also revealing current research priority areas in solid waste treatment and management. The fate of solid wastes can be divided into three major areas, recycling, energy recovery, and safe disposal. From this foundation, the book covers such key areas as biotechnological production of value added products from solid waste, bioenergy production from various organic solid wastes, and biotechnological solutions for safe, environmentally-friendly treatment and disposal. The state of the art situation, potential advantages, and limitations are discussed, along with proposed strategies on how to overcome limitations. Reviews available bioprocesses for the production of bioproducts from solid waste Outlines processes for the production of energy from solid waste using biochemical conversion processes Lists various environmentally friendly treatments of solid waste and its safe disposal.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages504
ISBN (Electronic)9780444636751
ISBN (Print)9780444636645
Publication statusPublished - 16 Sept 2016

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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