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Microbes at work : from wastes to resources

Author: Heribert Insam; Ingrid Franke-Whittle; Marta Goberna
Publisher: Heidelberg ; London : Springer, cop. 2010.
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The most practiced options of environmentally-sound waste treatment are composting and anaerobic digestions, both carried out by microorganisms. This book covers the state-of-the-art of biological  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Heribert Insam; Ingrid Franke-Whittle; Marta Goberna
ISBN: 9783642040429 364204042X
OCLC Number: 758624638
Description: 1 vol. (VIII, 329 p.) : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: Microbes in Aerobic and Anaerobic Waste Treatment.- Recent Developments in Bio-Energy Recovery Through Fermentation.- Syntrophic Communities in Methane Formation from High Strength Wastewaters.- Biogas Technology - Controlled Gas Flow for Enhanced Mixing, Heating, and Desulfurization.- Vermicomposting: Earthworms Enhance the Work of Microbes.- Compost Microbial Activity Related to Compost Stability.- Utility of Molecular Tools in Monitoring Large Scale Composting.- Production and Utilization of Suppressive Compost: Environmental, Food and Health Benefits.- Sanitation by Composting.- Microbial Antagonists in Animal Health Promotion and Plant Protection.- Interactions Between Beneficial and Harmful Microorganisms: From the Composting Process to Compost Application.- Compost Microbial Populations and Interactions with Plants.- Soil Degradation and Rehabilitation: Microorganisms and Functionality.- Do Composts Affect the Soil Microbial Community?.- Production and Application of Bioorganic Fertilizers for Organic Farming Systems in Thailand: A Case Study.- Challenges, Options and Future Research Needs.
Responsibility: Heribert Insam, Ingrid Franke-Whittle, Marta Goberna, editors.


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