Table of ContentsList of contributors. Preface. Preface to the first edition. Part One: The principles of bioconversion of waste materials. 1. The enzymic treatment of waste materials; P. Gacesa, J. Hubble. 2. Processes with immobilized enzymes and cells; S. Dumitriu, E. Chornet. 3. Solid substrate fermentation: a biotechnological approach to bioconversion of wastes; O. Paredes-López, S.H. Guzmán-Maldonado, A. Alpuche-Solís. 4. Composting processes; S.P. Mathur. Part Two: Bioconversion applications. 5. Bioprocessing of agro-residues to value added products; V.S. Bisaria. 6. Use of photosynthetic bacteria for the production of SCP and chemicals from organic wastes; K. Sasaki, T. Tanka, S. Nagai. 7. Utilization of starch industry wastes; S.K. Rakshit. 8. Bioconversion of food processing wastes; G.Th. Kroyer. 9. Bioconversion of cheese whey to organic acids; R.D. Tyagi, D. Kluepfel. 10. Lignocellulosic wastes: biological conversion; P.S. Chahal, D.S. Chahal. 11. Bioconversion of wastewater from the pulp and paper industry; K. El Haji, V. Sachdeva, R.D. Tyagi. 12. Fisheries waste biomass: bioconversion alternatives; A. M. Martin. 13. Production of Bacillus thuringiensis biopesticides using waste materials; M. de Lourdes Tirado Montiel, R.D. Tyagi, J.R. Valéro. 14. Biorecovery of metals from mining wastes; D.S. Holmes. Index.