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Bioremediation and Nutrients and Other Valuable Products Recovery - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128217290

Bioremediation and Nutrients and Other Valuable Products Recovery

1st Edition

Using Bio-electrochemical Systems

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Editors: Lakhveer Singh Durga Madhab Mahapatra Sveta Thakur
Paperback ISBN: 9780128217290
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st February 2021
Page Count: 304
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Bioremediation and Nutrients and Other Valuable Products Recovery: Using Bio-electrochemical Systems reviews key applications in transforming fuel waste substrates into simple low impact and easily assimilative compounds that are environmentally non-labile and tolerant. The book emphasizes waste treatment and nutrient removal and recovery from a diverse array of waste substrates, utilizing Bioelectrochemical Systems (BES) approaches. Throughout, the work emphasizes the utilization of electrode and/or electrolyte components in building self-sustaining fuel cell systems that target the removal of both conventional and emerging pollutants, along with the production of energy.

Bioremediation strategies with potential scale-up options for wastewater treatment, metal removal and soil remediation drug derivates and emerging contaminants are discussed with particular emphasis. Chapters explore applications for these varied pollutants, together with prospects in waste minimization, nutrient recycling, water purification and bioremediation of natural resources.

Key Features

  • Explores a detailed panorama of potential known pollutants with detailed reviews on their removal and recovery
  • Discusses bioproduct recovery application frontiers across wastewater treatment and bioremediation, metal removal and soil remediation, extraction of drug derivates and emerging contaminants
  • Emphasizes pilot scale-up and commercialization potential for each recovery application discussed


Graduate and PhD level students and early career researchers in the field of Electrochemistry, Biology, Environmental engineering, Industrial chemistry, Energy, bioenergy. Multidisciplinary research teams in those areas. Professionals and technical personnel of authorities responsible of funds for innovation

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to Bio-electroactive Fuel cell, Technologies
    2. Applications in Wastewater Treatment
    3. Metal removal and recovery
    4. Animal feeds generation from wastewater in Bioelectrochemical Systems
    5. Groundwater/sediments bio-remediation
    6. Removal of Emerging Pollutants
    7. Oil spill removal and hydrocarbon treatment /recovery
    8. Pharmaceutical compounds removal
    9. Nutrients removal and recovery
    10. Emerging contaminants removal


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About the Editors

Lakhveer Singh

Dr. Lakhveer Singh is presently working at the Department of Environmental Science SRM University-AP, Amaravati, India. Prior to this he worked as Associate Professor at University Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia. he was a post-doctoral researcher at Biological and Ecological Engineering Oregon State University from July 2017 to Oct. 2018. He has teaching, research and industries experience with Universities and Industry in India and Malaysia. His main areas of interest are Bioenergy production, Bioreactors development, Wastewater treatment, MFC and Green Technology. In addition to research activities, he teaches undergraduate courses and guides doctoral students at University Malaysia Pahang. He is currently guest editor of Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery. He is a member of the International Water Association (IWA).

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Environmental Science, SRM University-AP, Amaravati, India

Durga Madhab Mahapatra

Dr. Durga Mahapatra is a member of the research faculty at the Department of Biological and Ecological Engineering, Oregon State University, Corvallis, USA. His research focuses on the development of Sustainable bioprocess and bioproduct recovery. His research interest includes Microbial ecology, Environmental bioprocess engineering, Wastewater/Landfill leachate treatment, Nano-scale characterisation, Reactor analysis and design, Algal biofuel and bio-energy, Techno-economics and life cycle assessment. He graduated from IISc, Bangalore during 2015. He has extensive experience in research and industry-oriented consultancy projects.

Affiliations and Expertise

Member of the Research Faculty, Department of Biological and Ecological Engineering, Oregon State University, Corvallis, USA

Sveta Thakur

Dr. Sveta Thakur is a post-doctoral researcher at the University Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia. She achieved her Ph.D at Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla in 2015. She has teaching and research experience with Universities across India and Malaysia. Her main areas of interest are Phytoremediation, Bioenergy production, Bioreactor development, Wastewater treatment, Plant physiology and Biochemistry.

Affiliations and Expertise

Post-doctoral Researcher, University Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia

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