Environmental Pollution Control Microbiology: A Fifty-Year by Ross E. McKinney

By Ross E. McKinney

Compiling wisdom received via greater than 50 years of expertise in environmental engineering expertise, this e-book illustrates the applying of basic techniques in microbiology to supply a legitimate foundation for the layout and operation of varied organic platforms utilized in fixing environmental demanding situations within the air, water, and soil. Environmental pollutants keep watch over Microbiology emphasizes the quantitative relationships of microbial progress and metabolism, starting an exam of the final metabolism and ensuing progress of micro organism, fungi, algae, protozoa, rotifers, and different microorganisms and explains how micro organism result in the stabilization of biodegradable natural toxins.

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Needless to say, the RNA identification created some chaos in the area of microbial taxonomy. Recently, Radhey Gupta added to the confusion by pointing out that the Archaea have the same cell structure as Gram-positive bacteria, raising the question as to whether the Archaea are really separate from bacteria. It was noted by Gupta that the 16S rRNA analyses has resulted in the creation of 23 phyla that are entirely different from the bacteria classification based on cell structure and biochemical reactions.

More data are needed to obtain precise energy yields for the iron bacteria. There is even a group of bacteria that can oxidize hydrogen gas to water. Hydrogen is not very soluble in water, making it difficult to produce sufficient energy for much bacterial growth. Not all bacteria can use dissolved oxygen for their energy reactions. Many bacteria use oxygen in chemical compounds for their energy metabolism reactions. Yet, it should be realized that these energy reactions are also oxidation reactions.

Battley presented data to show that the ash fraction measurement was higher than it should have been. He used the published analysis of E. 5%. Fortunately, the ash weight errors do not change the relative relationships between the major chemical elements. 5% instead of the 5% to 15%, previously indicated. Battley's evaluation of the ash data illustrates some of the problems that exist in using data published in the literature. Proper elemental analyses of bacteria cell mass should result in a total mass greater than 100%, if the mineral content is measured from the ash fraction.

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