Environmental Microbiology by Raina M. Maier (Editor); Ian L. Pepper (Editor); Charles P. Gerba (Editor); Terry J. Gentry (Editor)For microbiology and environmental microbiology courses, this leading textbook builds on the academic success of the previous edition by including a comprehensive and up-to-date discussion of environmental microbiology as a discipline that has grown in scope and interest in recent years. From environmental science and microbial ecology to topics in molecular genetics, this edition relates environmental microbiology to the work of a variety of life science, ecology, and environmental science investigators. The authors and editors have taken the care to highlight links between environmental microbiology and topics important to our changing world such as bioterrorism and national security with sections on practical issues such as bioremediation, waterborne pathogens, microbial risk assessment, and environmental biotechnology. WHY ADOPT THIS EDITION? New chapters on: . Urban Environmental Microbiology . Bacterial Communities in Natural Ecosystems . Global Change and Microbial Infectious Disease . Microorganisms and Bioterrorism . Extreme Environments (emphasizing the ecology of these environments) . Aquatic Environments (now devoted to its own chapter- was combined with Extreme Environments) Updates to Methodologies: . Nucleic Acid -Based Methods: microarrays, phyloarrays, real-time PCR, metagomics, and comparative genomics . Physiological Methods: stable isotope fingerprinting and functional genomics and proteomics-based approaches . Microscopic Techniques: FISH (fluorescent in situ hybridization) and atomic force microscopy . Cultural Methods: new approaches to enhanced cultivation of environmental bacteria . Environmental Sample Collection and Processing: added section on air sampling
Call Number: QR100 .E577 2009
Publication Date: 2008
Environmental Organic Chemistry by René P. Schwarzenbach; Philip M. Gschwend; Dieter M. ImbodenLong established as the discipline's authoritative text, the second edition of Environmental Organic Chemistry boasts the assets of its predecessor, along with complete coverage of the latest advances in the field. The Second Edition offers a more holistic view of the physical-chemical properties of organic compounds, as well as a helpful division of chapters into sections covering basic and sophisticated material.
Publication Date: 2002
Fundamentals of Environmental Sampling and Analysis by Chunlong Carl Zhang; Chunlong ZhangThis unique reference focuses on the overall framework and why various methodologies are used in environmental sampling and analysis. An understanding of the underlying theories and principles empowers environmental professionals to select and adapt the proper sampling and analytical protocols for specific contaminants as well as for specific project applications.
Membrane Based Desalination by Enrico DrioliMembrane-Based Desalination: An Integrated Approach (MEDINA) aims to solve the problems of Reverse Osmosis in water desalination with an innovative approach based on the integration of different membrane operations in pre-treatment and post-treatment stages.
Call Number: TD478.6.S38 M35 2011
Publication Date: 2013
Physical Chemistry of Surfaces by Arthur W. Adamson; Alice P. GastThe book begins with the basics of the physical chemistry of liquid-gas and liquid-solid interfaces, including electro-chemistry, long-range forces, and the various methods of spectroscopic and structural study of surfaces. These are followed by descriptive treatments of topics such as friction, lubrication, adhesion and emulsion, foams, and aerosols. Closing chapters present a quantitative approach to physical and chemical adsorption of vapors and gases as well as heterogeneous catalysis. For senior-level undergraduates and graduate students, each chapter presents the basic surface chemistry of the topics with full derivations, end-of-chapter problems, and reviews of recent advances. This book is also an excellent reference for professional chemists interested in applying surface chemistry to their work.
Seawater Desalination by Andrea Cipollina (Editor); Giorgio Micale (Editor); Lucio Rizzuti (Editor)"Seawater Desalination" presents an overview of conventional and non-conventional technologies, with a particular focus on the coupling of renewable energies with desalination processes. This book provides a unique foundation, within the context of present and future sustainability, for professionals, technicians, managers, and private and public institutions operating in the area of fresh water supply.