About the Book
Environmental Biotechnology is concerned with the application of biotechnology as an emerging technology in the context of environmental protection, since rapid industrialisation, urbanisation and other developments have resulted in a threatened clean environment and depleted natural resources. It is not a new area of interest, because some of the issues of concern are familiar examples of old technologies, such as: composting, waste water treatment etc. In its early stage, environmental biotechnology has evolved from chemical engineering, but later, other disciplines (bio-chemistry, environmental engineering, environmental microbiology, molecular biology, and ecology) also contributed to environmental biotechnology. This edition is based on the graduate, post-graduate syllabus of Environmental Biotechnology / Environmental Sciences as per UGC guidelines. This edition covers almost all the areas from the basics to the advanced level to meet all the requirements of both the under- graduate and post-graduate level students. Every effort has been made to provide most updated information related to theory and lab practices of waste management and Bioremediation of Xenobiotics.
About the Author
Debajit Borah, M.Sc. in Biotechnology (H.N.B. Garhwal University) and pursuing Ph.D. (Dibrugarh University), is working as Assistant Professor at Centre for Studies in Biotechnology, Dibrugarh University (Assam). He is an editorial member of Journal of Pharmacy and Nutrition Sciences, Germany and American Journal of Research Communication, USA and a senior member of Asia-Pacific Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering Society, Hong-Kong. He has contributed a number of research papers in various national and international journals of repute. His major areas of research are Environmental Biotechnology, Nano Technology and Microbial Biotechnology. Biotechnology Lab practices published by Global Vision Publishing House, New Delhi was his previous book.