oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - The role of biotechnology in the water industry

Volume 31, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



Biotechnology may be defined as the integrated use of biochemistry, microbiology and the engineering sciences to achieve industrial application of the capacities of microbes and cultured tissue cells. Environmental biotechnology, which may involve integration with non-biological technologies, is the specific application of biotechnology to the management of environmental problems, including waste treatment and pollution control.

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