Abatement of Environmental Pollutants

Abatement of Environmental Pollutants

Trends and Strategies

1st Edition - August 27, 2019

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  • Editors: Pardeep Singh, Ajay Kumar, Anwesha Borthakur
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128180952
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128180969

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Abatement of Environmental Pollutants: Trends and Strategies addresses new technologies and provides strategies for environmental scientists, microbiologists and biotechnologists to help solve problems associated with the treatment of industrial wastewater. The book helps readers solve pollution challenges using microorganisms in bioremediation technologies, including discussions on global technologies that have been adopted for the treatment of industrial wastewater and sections on the lack of proper management. Moreover, limited space, more stringent waste disposal regulations and public consciousness have made the present techniques expensive and impractical. Therefore, there is an urgent need to develop sustainable management technologies for industries and municipalities. To remove the damaging effect of organic pollutants on the environment, various new technologies for their degradation have been recently discovered.

Key Features

  • Covers bioremediation of petrochemical pollutants, such as Benzene, Toluene, Xylene, Ethyl Benzene, and phenolic compound
  • Includes discussions on genetic engineering microbes and their potential in pollution abatement
  • Contains information on plant growth promoting bacteria and their role in environment management


Scientists and researchers in environmental science and pollution

Table of Contents

  • 1. Recent trends in the degradation of organic pollutants
    2. Environmental Fate of Organic Pollutants and effect on human health
    3. Strategies for abatement of grossly polluting industries
    4. Bioremedation of petrochemical pollutants (Benzene, Toluene, Xylene, Ethyl Benzene, phenolic compound, etc.)
    5. Biodegradation of Dye stuff from and effluent released from dye industries
    6.Genetic engineering microbes and their role in pollution abatement
    7. Rizosphere remediation of organic pollutants
    8. Phytoremediation of organic pollutants
    9. Factors responsible for biodegradation of organic pollutants
    10. Advancement in Reactors used in Biodegradation process
    11. Plant growth promoting bacteria and their role for environmental management
    12. Entophytic microbes in abiotic stress (heavy metals, xenobiotics) management
    13. Potential of various fungus strains in the degradation of petrochemical hydrocarbons
    14. Cyanobacteria: potential and role for environmental remediation

Product details

  • No. of pages: 378
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2019
  • Published: August 27, 2019
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128180952
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128180969

About the Editors

Pardeep Singh

Pardeep Singh
Dr. Pardeep Singh is presently working as an Assistant professor (Department of Environmental Science PGDAV College University of Delhi New Delhi, India. He obtained his doctorate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University) Varanasi.. He has also edited 30 books with various publishers.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Science, PGDAV College, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India

Ajay Kumar

Dr. Ajay Kumar is a visiting scientist at the Department of Postharvest Science, Agriculture Research Organization, Volcani Center, Rishon LeZion, Israel. He has published extensively in leading International and National journals or books. He has wide area of research experience, especially in the field of Plant-Microbe Interactions, Microbial biocontrol, and Endophytes related with the medicinal plants, Postharvest management of fruits. Dr. Kumar has published more than 165 research articles including review papers/book chapters/ books in the leading international journals. He is serving as special issue editors in some journals like “Frontiers in Microbiology, Microorganism” etc. In addition also acting as reviewer in some leading journals like Frontiers group, PLOS ONE, Agriculture, Ecosystem and Environment, International Journal of Molecular Sciences, Biological Control, Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 3Biotech etc. Dr, Kumar has edited several books with leading publishers including Elsevier, Springer, and Taylor and Francis.

Affiliations and Expertise

Visiting scientist at the Department of Postharvest Science in Agriculture Research Organization, Volcani Center, Rishon LeZion, Israel

Anwesha Borthakur

Dr. Anwesha Borthakur is a research fellow at the Centre for Studies in Science Policy, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She has an M.Phil and PhD in Science Policy Studies. The area of her both M.Phil and PhD studies was waste management and policy implications in India. She has published more than 30 papers/chapters in international peer-reviewed journals and books. Presently working as a Post Doctoral Fellow.

Affiliations and Expertise

Leuven International and European Studies (LINES), KU Leuven, Belgium

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