Practical Atlas for Bacterial Identification Second Edition

Author: D. Roy Cullimore
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420087983
Format: PDF
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Published nearly ten years ago, the first edition of Practical Atlas for Bacterial Identification broke new ground with the wealth of detail and breadth of information it provided. The second edition is poised to do the same. Differing fundamentally from the first edition, this book begins by introducing the concept of bacteria community intelligence as reflected in corrosion, plugging, and shifts in the quality parameters in the product whether it be water, gas, oil, or even air. It presents a new classification system for bacterial communities based upon their effect and activities, and not their composition. The book represents a radical departure from the classical reductionist identification of bacteria dominated by genetic and biochemical analyses of separated strains. The author takes a holistic approach based on form, function, and habitat of communities (consorms) of bacteria in real environments. He uses factors related to the oxidation-reduction potential at the site where the consorm is active and the viscosity of the bound water within that consorm to position their community structures within a two-dimensional bacteriological positioning system (BPS) that then allows the functional role to be defined. This book has an overarching ability to define bacterial activities as consorms in a very effective and applied manner useful to an applied audience involved in bacterial challenges. Organized for ease of use, the book allows readers to start with the symptom, uncover the bacterial activities, and then indentify the communities distinctly enough to allow management and control practices that minimize the damage. The broad spectrum approach, new to this edition, lumps compatible bacteria together into a relatively harmonious consortia that share a common primary purpose. It gives a big picture view of the role of bacteria not as single strains but collectively as communities and uses this information to provide key answers to common bacterial problems.

Microbiology of Well Biofouling

Author: D. Roy Cullimore
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351431560
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The third book in the Sustainable Well Series, Microbiology of Well Biofouling, is the second edition of Practical Manual of Groundwater Microbiology. It is concerned with solving production problems in all types of wells. See what's new in the new edition: Addresses deleterious events in all types of wells in greater detail Discusses the generation of mass which interferes with the physical functioning of a well Covers the major innovations in the field Includes more field applicable material Completely revised and updated The book is a useful reference guide for water well operators, hazardous waste site operators, consulting engineers, public health inspectors, microbiologists, and analytical chemists. It is written with a direct, straight forward approach based upon the advances in the technology over the last twenty years. With this guide, you understand the phenomena of biofouling, corrosivity, biodegradation, and shifts in hydraulic transmissivity that can be linked to microbial events. Practical approaches to the evaluation of these effects are introduced, including standard and novel methodologies.

Invertebrate Biodiversity as Bioindicators of Sustainable Landscapes

Author: Maurizio G. Paoletti
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0444599681
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Reducing environmental hazard and human impact on different ecosystems, with special emphasis on rural landscapes is the main topic of different environmental policies designed in developed countries and needed in most developing countries. This book covers the bioindication approach of rural landscapes and man managed ecosystems including both urbanised and industrialised ones. The main techniques and taxa used for bioindication are considered in detail. Remediation and contamination is faced with diversity, abundance and dominance of biota, mostly invertebrates. Invertebrate Biodiversity as Bioindicators of Sustainable Landscapes provides a basic tool for students and scientists involved in landscape ecology and planning, environmental sciences, landscape remediation and pollution.

Techniques in Microbial Ecology

Author: Robert S. Burlage
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780195092233
Format: PDF, ePub
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A practical guide to reliable and well-established techniques, this book is a good starting point for scientists new to microbial ecology and a concise review for experienced researchers.

Integrated Pest Management

Author: Dharam P. Abrol
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 9781780640020
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Providing a critical evaluation of the management strategies involved in ecologically-based pest management, this book presents a balanced overview of environmentally safe and ecologically sound approaches. Topics covered include biological control with fungi and viruses, conservation of natural predators, use of botanicals and how effective pest management can help promote food security. In the broader context of agriculture, sustainability and environmental protection, the book provides a multidisciplinary and multinational perspective on integrated pest management useful to researchers in e.

Pollution Abstracts

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Indexes material from conference proceedings and hard-to-find documents, in addition to journal articles. Over 1,000 journals are indexed and literature published from 1981 to the present is covered. Topics in pollution and its management are extensively covered from the standpoints of atmosphere, emissions, mathematical models, effects on people and animals, and environmental action. Major areas of coverage include: air pollution, marine pollution, freshwater pollution, sewage and wastewater treatment, waste management, land pollution, toxicology and health, noise, and radiation.

BodenSch tzeWerte

Author: Ulrike Kastrup
Publisher: vdf Hochschulverlag AG
ISBN: 3728138088
Format: PDF, ePub
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Kupfer für Stromkabel, Erdöl zum Heizen, Silber für Schmuck und Zink im Auto – mineralische Rohstoffe sind in unserem Alltag allgegenwärtig. Schon früh haben die Menschen mineralische Rohstoffe genutzt. Kenntnisse über Vorkommen und Anwendungsmöglichkeiten haben von jeher einen Vorteil bedeutet und oft Reichtum und Macht gefördert. Und auch heute sind Rohstoffe für viele Länder ein wichtiger Wirtschaftsfaktor. Die Verfügbarkeit von Rohstoffen ist für uns selbstverständlich und der weltweite Verbrauch nimmt stetig zu. Was sind die Folgen unserer zunehmenden Nutzung dieser nicht erneuerbaren Ressourcen? Welche Herausforderungen kommen auf uns zu? Die vorliegende Publikation gibt einen Einblick in die Vielseitigkeit mineralischer Rohstoffe. Die Thematik wird aus unterschiedlichen Blickwinkeln beleuchtet: Geologie und Umwelt, Technologie, Ökonomie, Soziologie und staatliche Regulierungsmechanismen. Dabei werden die Komplexität und grossen Herausforderungen deutlich, mögliche Lösungsansätze werden vorgestellt. Denn viele Ideen für einen nachhaltigen Umgang mit unseren Rohstoffen sind in der Gesellschaft bereits angedacht und umgesetzt, aber es gibt immer noch Spielraum nach oben. Und wir alle sind aufgerufen, diesen Spielraum mitzugestalten. focusTerra ist das erdwissenschaftliche Forschungs- und Informationszentrum der ETH Zürich. Mit seinen spannenden Ausstellungen und Aktivitäten zu Themen rund um die Erde begeistert es seit vielen Jahren Experten und Laien jeden Alters.