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Principles and Applications of Environmental Biotechnology by Ram Lakhan Singh

By Ram Lakhan Singh

This textbook on Environmental Biotechnology not just provides an independent evaluation of the sensible organic methods presently hired to handle environmental difficulties, but in addition equips readers with a operating wisdom of the technology that underpins them. beginning with the basics of biotechnology, it as a consequence presents designated discussions of world environmental difficulties together with microbes and their interplay with the surroundings, xenobiotics and their remediation, stable waste administration, waste water therapy, bioreactors, biosensors, biomining and biopesticides.

This booklet additionally covers renewable and non-renewable bioenergy assets, biodiversity and its conservation, and techniques to tracking biotechnological industries, genetically changed microorganism and meals so that it will bring up awareness.

All chapters are written in a hugely obtainable type, and every additionally encompasses a brief bibliography for extra study. In precis this textbook bargains a necessary asset, permitting scholars, younger researchers and execs within the biotechnology to grasp the fundamentals of environmental biotechnology.

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3 Kyoto Protocol There is a scientific consensus that human activities are causing global warming that could result in significant impacts such as sea level rise, changes in weather patterns and adverse health effects. The climate policy negotiations resulted in to the Kyoto Protocol, the first legally binding international agreement on climate protection. The Kyoto Protocol was adopted in Kyoto, Japan, on December 11, 1997, and came into force on February 16, 2005. There are currently 192 parties to the Protocol.

Current environmental problems lead to disasters and tragedies now, will also be the reason of casualties in future and require urgent attention from the responsible authorities/nations to frame appropriate laws to overcome these issues and also by making people aware to use natural resources in sustainable manner. 1 Introduction Environment is virtually everything which is around us. The term environment describes sum total of physical and biotic conditions influencing the responses in the organism.

Heavy metals are elements that are present in both natural and contaminated environments. In natural environments, they occur at low concentrations, whereas in contaminated environments they occur at high concentrations. 3). Heavy metals may be released into the environment from refining industries, metal smelting, scrap metal, rubber and plastic industries and from burning of waste containing these elements. 3 Biomedical Wastes These types of wastes are generated in hospitals during the diagnosis, treatment or immunisation of human beings or animals or in research activities in these fields or in the production or testing of biologicals.

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