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Bioremediation for Environmental Sustainability - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128205242, 9780128205259

Bioremediation for Environmental Sustainability

1st Edition

Toxicity, Mechanisms of Contaminants Degradation, Detoxification and Challenges

Editors: Gaurav Saxena Vineet Kumar Maulin Shah
Paperback ISBN: 9780128205242
eBook ISBN: 9780128205259
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 13th October 2020
Page Count: 692
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Bioremediation for Environmental Sustainability: Toxicity, Mechanisms of Contaminants Degradation, Detoxification and Challenges introduces pollution and toxicity profiles of various organic and inorganic contaminants, including mechanisms of toxicity, degradation, and detoxification by microbes and plants, and their bioremediation approaches for environmental sustainability. The book also covers many advanced technologies in the field of bioremediation and phytoremediation, including electro-bioremediation, microbial fuel cells, nano-bioremediation, constructed wetlands, phytotechnologies, and many more, which are lacking in other competitive titles existing in the market. The book includes updated information, as well as future directions for research, in the field of bioremediation of industrial wastes.

This book is a reference for students, researchers, scientists, and professionals in the fields of microbiology, biotechnology, environmental sciences, eco-toxicology, environmental remediation, and waste management, especially those who aspire to work on the biodegradation and bioremediation of industrial wastes and environmental pollutants for environmental sustainability. Environmental safety and sustainability with rapid industrialization is one of the major challenges worldwide. Industries are the key drivers in the world economy, but these are also the major polluters due to discharge of potentially toxic and hazardous wastes containing various organic and inorganic pollutants, which cause environmental pollution and severe toxic effects in living beings.

Key Features

  • Introduces pollution and toxicity profiles of environmental contaminants and industrial wastes, including oil refinery wastewater, distillery wastewater, tannery wastewater, textile wastewater, mine tailing wastes, plastic wastes, and more
  • Describes underlying mechanisms of degradation and detoxification of emerging organic and inorganic contaminants with enzymatic roles
  • Focuses on recent advances and challenges in bioremediation and phytoremediation, including microbial enzymes, biosurfactants, microalgae, biofilm, archaea, genetically engineered organisms, and more
  • Describes how microbes and plants can be successfully applied for the remediation of potentially toxic industrial wastes and chemical pollutants to protect the environment and public health

Readership

Researchers, Chemical/Environmental Engineers, Environmental Health and Risk Scientists, Environmental Chemists and Scientists, Environmentalists, Microbiologists and Biotechnologists, Waste Treatment Engineers

Table of Contents

Section I. Introduction to Bioremediation
1. Bioremediation: Principles and Applications in Environmental Management
2. Phytoremediation of Heavy Metals-Contaminated Soils: Recent Advances and Challenges

Section II. Bioremediation of Inorganic Contaminants
3. Hexavalent Chromium: Toxicological Profile and Biodetoxification Mechanisms for Bioremediation
4. Arsenic Contamination in Environment: Environmental and Health Hazards and Bioremediation Approaches for Detoxification
5.Cadmium Contamination in Environment: Environmental and Health Hazards and Bioremediation Strategies
6. Phytoremediation of Selenium: Challenges and Future Prospects
7. Role of Endophytes in Bioremediation of Heavy Metals: Challenges and Prospects
8. Role of Aquatic Macrophytes in Heavy Metals Removal from Industrial Wastewaters

Section III. Bioremediation of Organic Contaminants
9. Ecotoxicological and Health Effects of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) and Their Biodegradation and Bioremediation
10. Toxicity Profile and Bioremediation Approaches for Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)
11. Toxicity Profile and Bioremediation Strategies for Organophosphate Pesticides
12. Toxicity Profile and Phytoremediation Approaches for Organic Pollutants: A Review
13. Toxicity Profile of Pentacholorophenol and Bioremediation Strategies
14. Toxicity Profile of Polychlorinated Biphenyls and Bioremediation Approaches
15. Role of Endophytes in Bioremediation of Organic Contaminants: Challenges and Prospects
16. Toxicity Profile and Biodegradation of Chlorinated Compounds
17. Toxicity Profile and Biodegradation of Nitro-Aromatic Compounds
18. Environmental Hazards of Lignocellulosic Waste and Its Biodegradation
19. Toxicity Profile and Biodegradation of Hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH)
20. Environmental Hazards, Toxicity Profile and Bioremediation Approaches for Azo dyes

Section IV. Bioremediation of Industrial Wastes
21. Bioremediation Approaches for Industrial Acid Mine Tailing Wastes: Potential Issues and Prospects
22. Environmental Contamination, Toxicity Profile and Bioremediation Approaches for Distillery Effluent
23. Environmental Hazards and Biodegradation of Plastic Waste: Challenges and Future Prospects
24. Environmental Contamination, Toxicity Profile and Bioremediation Approaches for Textile Effluent
25. Environmental Contamination, Toxicity Profile and Bioremediation Approaches for Pulp Paper Industry Effluent
26. Toxicity Profile and Bioremediation Approaches for Tannery Wastewater
27. Microalgae as Agents for Industrial Effluent Treatment: Opportunities and Challenges
28. Applications of Cyanobacteria in Industrial Effluent Treatment: Opportunities and Challenges

Section V. Recent Advances and Challenges in Bioremediation
29. Genetically Engineered Microbes in Biodegradation and Bioremediation of Environmental Pollutants: Challenges and Prospects
30. Applications of Biosurfactants in Environmental Management: Challenges and Prospects
31. Diversity and Applications of Archaea in Bioremediation of Environmental Contaminants
32. Microbial Enzymes and Role in Bioremediation of Environmental Pollutants: Prospects and Challenges
33. Engineering Aspects and Roles of Biofilm in Bioremediation of Environmental Contaminants

Details

No. of pages:
692
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier 2020
Published:
13th October 2020
Imprint:
Elsevier
Paperback ISBN:
9780128205242
eBook ISBN:
9780128205259

About the Editors

Gaurav Saxena

Dr. Gaurav Saxena is an active researcher in the area of Biodegradation and Bioremediation and currently, engaged in developing eco-friendly treatment solutions for hazardous wastewaters/contaminated sites. He has been qualified (2013) National Eligibility Test (NET) and awarded honorary “Young Environmentalist Award-2018” by Agro-Environmental Development Society (AEDS), India. He is the editor of three books entitled “Bioremediation of Industrial Pollutants” (Write and Print Publication, New Delhi-India), “Bioremediation of Industrial Waste for Environmental Safety: Industrial Waste and Its Management (Volume I) (Springer Nature, Singapore)” and “Bioremediation of Industrial Waste for Environmental Safety: Biological Agents and Industrial Waste Management (Volume II) (Springer Nature, Singapore)”. He is also on the editorial board of Frontiers in Microbiology and Frontiers in Environmental Science and serving as a “Review Editor”. He has published many scientific papers, book reviews, and chapters, popular science articles in several international and national scientific journals, proceedings, books, and magazines. He has been also served as a potential reviewer for various scientific journals in his research areas.

Affiliations and Expertise

Researcher, Laboratory for Bioremediation and Metagenomics Research (LBMR), Department of Environmental Microbiology (DEM) Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar (Central) University, Vidya Vihar Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh), India

Vineet Kumar

Vineet Kumar is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Botany at Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya (GGV), Bilaspur, India and teaches Environmental Microbiology and Cell and Molecular Biology at the same Institution. Before his joining, he worked as Assistant Professor and Academic Coordinator at the Vinayak Vidyapeeth, Meerut, India. Kumar received M.Sc. and M.Phil. degree in Microbiology from Ch. Charan Singh University, Meerut, India. He earned his Ph.D. in Environmental Microbiology from Babasaheb Bhimaro Ambedkar (A Central) University, Lucknow, India and later worked at the Dr. Shakuntala Misra National Rehabilitation University, Lucknow, India as a Guest Faculty. He was a Senior Researcher in the School of Environmental Sciences at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, India and worked on biodiesel production from oleaginous microbes and industrial sludge. He awarded a Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship by the University Grants Commission, India to support his doctoral work on “Distillery Wastewater Treatment” in 2012. His research interests include Bioremediation, Phytoremediation, Metagenomics, Wastewater Treatment, Environmental Monitoring, and Bioenergy and Biofuel Production. Currently, his research mainly focuses on the development of integrated and sustainable methods that can help in minimizing or eliminating hazardous substances in the environment. He is the author of numerous research/review articles published in international peer-reviewed journals from Springer Nature, Frontiers, and Elsevier on the different aspects of bioremediation, phytoremediation, and metagenomics of industrial waste polluted sites. In addition, he has published 10 Books on Phytoremediation and Bioremediation from CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group), and Elsevier Inc., USA. His recently published books are ‘Recent Advances in Distillery Waste Management for Environmental Safety’ (From CRC Press; Taylor & Francis Group, USA), and ‘New Trends In Removal Of Heavy Metals From Industrial Wastewater’ (From Elsevier Inc. USA), Microbe-Assisted Phytoremediation of Environmental Pollutants: Recent Advances and Challenges (from CRC Press; Taylor & Francis Group, USA). He is also a reviewer for many other international journals. He is an active member of numerous scientific societies and has served on the editorial board of the journal Current Research in Wastewater Management. As part of his interest in teaching biology, he is founder of the Society for Green Environment, India (website: www.sgeindia.org). He can be reached at drvineet.micro@gmail.com; vineet.way18@gmail.com.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Environmental Microbiology (DEM), Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar (Central) University, Lucknow, India

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

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