An Introduction to Environmental Biotechlogy provides an introduction to the subject of environmental biotechlogy. Environmental biotechlogy refers to the use of micro-organisms and other living systems to solve current environmental problems such as the detoxification of pollutants and clean-up of oil tanker spills. Additionally, it refers to the biotechlogy of the agricultural environment, as well as the use of biopesticides and the application of microorganisms to the mining, metal recovery and paper industries. This is the only comprehensive introductory account of this subject matter. Beginning with an introduction to microbial growth, An Introduction to Environmental Biotechlogy aims to provide the n-specialist with a complete overview of environmental biotechlogy. It is presented in an easy to read style with illustrations and includes frequent references to the use of higher plants as well as micro-organisms in environmental biotechlogy. An Introduction to Environmental Biotechlogy is geared toward a n-specialist audience, including engineers and environmental chemists, and environmental scientists who have limited kwledge of microbiology and biotechlogy.