Search for dissertations about: "industrial pollution"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 124 swedish dissertations containing the words industrial pollution.

  1. 1. Industrial metabolism : The emerging landscape of heavy metal immission in Sweden

    University dissertation from Linköping : Linköpings universitet

    Author : Bo Bergbäck; [1992]

    Abstract : Since the turn of this century, technological development has drastically increased the industrial consumption of toxic metals. Once dispersed in the environment, the metals cannot be degraded but will be accumulated in soil or sediment sinks. Thus, environmental effects of heavy metal pollution tend to be permanent. READ MORE

  2. 2. Microbial Degradation of Toxaphene

    University dissertation from Lund University (Media-Tryck)

    Author : Martha Lacayo; [2005]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; kontroll av utsläpp; Miljöteknik; pollution control; Enterobacter; Environmental technology; Bjerkandera; Toxaphene; Biodegradation; Biotechnology; Bioteknik;

    Abstract : This works deals with the degradation of a group of recalcitrant compounds known as toxaphene. Toxaphene is a complex mixture of chlorinated compounds including hexa- and octachlorocamphenes, hepta-, nona- and decachlorobornanes. Some components of toxaphene are very persistent while others are degraded rapidly by both abiotic and biotic processes. READ MORE

  3. 3. Microbial Treatment of Heavy Metal Leachates

    University dissertation from Department of Biotechnology, Lund University

    Author : Teresa Alvarez Aliaga; [2005]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; pollution control; Environmental technology; algal-bacterial symbiosis.; metal precipitation; biosorption; biogenic sulphide; municipal and agricultural solid wastes organic matter degradation; sulphate-reducing bacteria; Bioremediation; heavy metals removal; Miljöteknik; kontroll av utsläpp; Biotechnology; Bioteknik;

    Abstract : Ore-mining, metallurgy and other industrial activities represent the source of heavy metal and radionuclide contamination in terrestrial and aquatic environments. Physico-chemical processes are employed for heavy metal removal from industrial wastewater. READ MORE

  4. 4. Biodegradation of the Recalcitrant Endocrine Disruptor Nonylphenol

    University dissertation from Biotechnology, Lund University

    Author : Ana Soares; [2005]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; biofilm bioreactors; Miljöteknik; pollution control; Environmental technology; Teknik; Technological sciences; white-rot fungi; nonylphenol ethoxylates; endocrine-disrupting activity; contaminated soil; cold-adapted organisms; kontroll av utsläpp; Biotechnology; Bioteknik; biodegradation;

    Abstract : Currently, over 100 high-volume chemicals have been classified as endocrine disrupters. One of these is nonylphenol, which was used as the model compound in this study. This substance originates mainly from the degradation of non-ionic surfactants (nonylphenol ethoxylates) which are widely used in industrial and domestic applications. READ MORE

  5. 5. Anaerobic digestion of crop residues at low temperatures

    University dissertation from Department of Biotechnology, Lund University

    Author : Irene Bohn; [2006]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Bioteknik; Biotechnology; kontroll av utsläpp; Miljöteknik; Environmental technology; pollution control; methanogens; low temperature; crop residues; Anaerobic digestion; farm-scale digestion; fluorescence in situ hybridization;

    Abstract : Biogas is a renewable source of energy. Residues from agriculture contain considerable energy potential and are suitable substrates for biogas production, but in Sweden the utilization of these residues is low. The economic feasibility of biogas production in general is low, and only limited subsidies are provided by the state. READ MORE