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The past decade has witnessed unprecedented growth and development in biotechnology and bioengineering, positioning bio-economy as a major indicator of advancement. Providing extensive coverage of new developments, state-of-the-art technologies and potential future trends, Current Developments in Biotechnology and Bioengineering is a package of nine books that compile the latest ideas from across the entire arena of biotechnology and bioengineering.
This volume, Solid Waste Management, reviews the latest innovative developments in environmental biotechnology and bioengineering pertaining to solid wastes, and reveals current research priority areas in solid waste treatment and management. The fate of solid wastes can be divided into three major areas: recycling, energy recovery, and safe disposal. From this foundation, the book covers such key areas as biotechnological production of value added products from solid waste, bioenergy production from various organic solid wastes, and biotechnological solutions for safe, environmentally-friendly treatment and disposal. The state of the art situation, potential advantages and limitations are discussed, and strategies to overcome limitations are proposed.
- Reviews available bioprocesses for the production of bioproducts from solid waste
- Outlines processes for production of energy from solid waste using biochemical conversion processes
- Lists various environmentally friendly treatments of solid waste and its safe disposal