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Biodegradation and Detoxification of Micropollutants in Industrial Wastewater - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323885072

Biodegradation and Detoxification of Micropollutants in Industrial Wastewater

1st Edition

Editors: Maulin Shah Izharul Haq Ajay Kalamdhad
Paperback ISBN: 9780323885072
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 2nd May 2022
Page Count: 512
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Biodegradation and Detoxification of Micropollutants in Industrial Wastewater summarizes the occurrence and source of micropollutants through various industrial wastewaters. It covers the type of micropollutants, its effects and emerging detection and treatment methods. The book has 16 chapters and throughout each chapter it presents the fate and effects of micropoolutants, qauntitative and qualitative analysis of micropolutants in industrial wastewaters and treatment of micropolutants through conventional and advanced wastewater treatment technologies.

Key Features

  • Presents detailed information on the micropollutants of the industrial wastewaters origin
  • Asseses the toxic effect the micropollutants on living organisms
  • Evaluates the emerging treatment technologies for the removal of micropollutants
  • Includes molecular biology, nanotechnology and microbiology approaches for the management micropollutants in industrial wastewaters


Bioengineers, environmental scientists , chemists in academia and corporate research. Upcoming students, researchers, scientists, industry persons and professionals in the field of Environmental Science and Engineering, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Toxicology

Table of Contents

  1. Evaluation of micropollutants removal from industrial wastewater using conventional and advance biological wastewater treatment processes
    2. Fate and occurrence of microplastic and nanoplastic pollution in industrial wastewater
    3. Biosensors for detection of emerging pollutants in water and wastewater
    4. Applications of membrane bioreactors for wastewater treatment: removal, mechanisms and perspectives of micropollutants
    5. Removal of pharmaceutical and personal care products in water and wastewater using fungal system
    6. Removal of organic micro-pollutants by aerobic and anaerobic microorganism
    7. Emerging contaminants of industrial origin and their enzyme-assisted biodegradation
    8. Use of microalgae for the removal of emerging contaminants from wastewater
    9. Bioelectrochemical system for sustainable environmental remediation and energy generation
    10. Advanced nanotechnology for the degradation of persistent organic pollutants
    11. Ecotoxicological effects of emerging micropollutants: Examination of biomarkers, current state and future perspectives
    12. Micro- and nanoplastic toxicity on aquatic life: fate, effect and remediation strategy
    13. Endocrine disrupting pollutants in domestic and industrial wastewater: occurrence and removal by advanced treatment system for wastewater reuse
    14. Environmental impact of endocrine disruptors on human, animal and plant life
    15. Bioaugmenation as a strategy for the removal of emerging pollutants from wastewater
    16. Bisphenols in wastewater: occurrence, fate, effect, safety, biodegradation by bacterial community


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About the Editors

Maulin Shah

Dr. Maulin P. Shah is Chief Scientist and Head of the Industrial Waste Water Research Lab, Division of Applied and Environmental Microbiology Lab at Enviro Technology Ltd., Ankleshwar, Gujarat, India. His work focuses on the impact of industrial pollution on the microbial diversity of wastewater following cultivation-dependent and cultivation-independent analysis. His major work involves isolation, screening, identification, and genetically engineering high-impact microbes for the degradation of hazardous materials. His research interests include biological wastewater treatment, environmental microbiology, biodegradation, bioremediation, and phytoremediation of environmental pollutants from industrial wastewaters. He has published more than 250 research papers in national and international journals of repute on various aspects of microbial biodegradation and bioremediation of environmental pollutants. He is the editor of more than 50 books of international repute (Elsevier, Springer, RSC, and CRC Press). He is an active editorial board member in top-rated journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Environmental Microbiologist, Environmental Microbiology Lab, Gujarat, India

Izharul Haq

Izharul Haq is currently working as Post Doctoral Fellow at the Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India. He has completed his Post graduation in Environmental Microbiology from BBA University, Lucknow and PhD in Microbiology from CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow, India. Before joining of PDF, he was Assistant Professor at JECRC University, Jaipur, India. He has exposure in the field of bioremediation and detoxification of emerging pollutants from industrial wastewater using microbial approaches. He has published many research papers in reputed national and international journals with high impact factor and reviewed peer review journal. He also has published book chapters and magazine article in reputed international books. Dr Haq currently supervising two M Tech students of Environmental Engineering field. He is a life member of the Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI), Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) Kolkata and Vigyan Bharti, India

Affiliations and Expertise

Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, India

Ajay Kalamdhad

Ajay Kalamdhad is working as professor at the Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam, India. He obtained his Bachelors, Masters and PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from GEC Jabalpur, VNIT Nagpur and IIT Roorkee respectively. Prior to joining IIT Guwahati in 2009, he was an Assistant Professor at VNIT Nagpur and worked in various projects at RRL, Bhopal (Now AMPRI, Bhopal) and NEERI, Nagpur. His research team is working on solid waste management by microbial and vermicomposting, aerobic and anaerobic digestion of kitchen waste and industrial sludge for biogas production, Composting of water hyacinth using different composting technologies. He also serves as an editorial board member/reviewer for several national/international journals of repute. Currently, Prof Kalamdhad supervising 18 PhD and 11 M Tech students and more than 10 PhD and 35 M Tech dissertations have been completed under his supervision. In addition, Prof. Kalamdhad has handled 9 major R&D projects funded by various agencies. He has published more than 150 research papers in national and international journals of repute. He also has published 6 book chapters and 5 international books. He is a life member of Indian Public Health Engineers, Asia-Pacific Chemical, Biological& Environmental Engineering Society, National Solid Waste Association of India, International Solid Waste Association, and Indian Water Works Association.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam, India

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