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Bioremediation of Pollutants - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128190258, 9780128190265

Bioremediation of Pollutants

1st Edition

From Genetic Engineering to Genome Engineering

Editors: Vimal Chandra Pandey Vijai Singh
eBook ISBN: 9780128190265
Paperback ISBN: 9780128190258
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 30th May 2020
Page Count: 488
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Bioremediation of Pollutants: From Genetic Engineering to Genome Engineering provides insights into genetic and genome engineering strategies in bioremediation, covering a wide range of microorganisms that are key to the removal of pollutants. The book includes discussions on root engineering, transgenic plants, metagenomics, bioreactors, molecular biology tools, genome editing, synthetic biology, microbial indicators, biosurfactants, biofilms, genetically modified organisms, and engineered fungi and bacteria. Presented by top experts in the field, this resource captures the essence and diversity of bioremediation methodologies in a single source.

Students and beginners in environmental science, researchers, soil scientists, genetic and genome engineers, stakeholders and policymakers interested in improving this rapidly growing area of research will find this resource extremely useful.

Key Features

  • Draws together research from eminent scientists from across the globe in the areas of phytoremediation and microbial remediation
  • Includes case studies of engineered bacterial remediation
  • Covers the genome editing CRISPR-Cas9 system that has been less explored in plants and microorganisms


Applied microbiologists, environmental scientists, soil scientists, environmental engineers

Table of Contents

Part I Phytoremediation

1 Phytoremediation—a holistic approach for remediation of

heavy metals and metalloids

2 Role of potential native weeds and grasses for phytoremediation

of endocrine-disrupting pollutants discharged from pulp paper

industry waste

3 Transgenic plants in phytoremediation of organic pollutants

4 Progress, prospects, and challenges of genetic engineering in


5 Recent advances in phytoremediation using genome engineering

CRISPR-Cas9 technology

Part II Microbial Remediation

6 Endophytes—the hidden world for agriculture, ecosystem, and

environmental sustainability

7 Engineering bacterial aromatic dioxygenase genes to improve


8 Microbial remediation progress and future prospects

9 Development of biologically-based activated carbon for advanced

water and wastewater treatment process

10 The role of microorganism bioremediation for sustainable

environment management

11 Bioreactor and bioprocess technology for bioremediation of

domestic and municipal wastewater

12 Metagenomics approach for bioremediation: challenges and


13 Microbial bioremediation of industrial effluents and pesticides

14 Synthetic biology approaches for bioremediation

15 Microbial indicators and biosensors for bioremediation

16 Biosurfactant-based bioremediation

17 Engineered bacteria for bioremediation

18 Biofilm in bioremediation

19 Genetic engineering approaches for detecting environmental


20 Current status, challenges, and future of bioremediation

21 Engineered microbes and evolving plastic bioremediation



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About the Editors

Vimal Chandra Pandey

Dr. Pandey featured in the world’s top 2% scientists by Stanford University, United States. He is a leading researcher in the field of environmental engineering especially phytomanagement of polluted sites. His research focuses mainly on the remediation and management of degraded lands including heavy metal-polluted lands and post-industrial lands such as fly ash, red mud, mine spoil and others for regaining ecosystem services and supporting a bio-based economy with phytoproducts through the affordable green technologies i.e. phytoremediation/ phytorestoration. His research interest also lies in exploring industrial crop-based phytoremediation to attain bioeconomy security and restoration, adaptive phytoremediation practices, phytoremediation based biofortification, carbon sequestration in waste dumpsites, fostering bioremediation for utilizing polluted lands and attaining UN-Sustainable Development Goals. Recently, Dr. Pandey worked as a CSIR-Pool Scientist (Senior Research Associate) in the Department of Environmental Science at Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, India. Dr. Pandey also worked as Consultant at Council of Science and Technology, Uttar Pradesh, DST-Young Scientist in Plant Ecology and Environmental Science Division at CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute; Lucknow and DS Kothari Postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Environmental Science at Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow. He is a recipient of a number of awards / honours / fellowships, and a member of National Academy of Sciences India. Dr. Pandey serves as a subject expert and the panel member for the evaluation of research and professional activities in India and abroad for fostering environmental sustainability. He has published over 100 scientific articles/book chapters in peer reviewed journals/books. Dr. Pandey is also the author and editor of 7 books published by Elsevier with several more forthcoming. He is associate editor/editor/board member/ advisory board member of various international journals, and has also served as Guest Editor of prestigious international journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Environmental Science, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar (Central) University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Vijai Singh

Dr. Vijai Singh is an Associate Professor and Dean (Research & Innovation) School of Science at Indrashil University, Rajpur, Mehsana, Gujarat, India. He was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology at Institute of Advanced Research, Gandhinagar, India and also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biotechnology at the Invertis University, Bareilly, India. Prior to that, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Synthetic Biology Group at the Institute of Systems and Synthetic Biology, Paris, France and School of Energy & Chemical Engineering at the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Ulsan, South Korea. He received his Ph.D. in Biotechnology (2009) from the National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources, Uttar Pradesh Technical University, Lucknow, India. During his PhD, he has cloned, expressed and characterized hemolysin from Aeromonas hydrophila in Escherichia coli. He has extensive experience in Synthetic Biology including MAGE, small regulatory RNAs, pathway designing, CRISPR-Cas systems, and microfluidics. His research interests are focused on building novel biosynthetic pathways for production of medically and industrially important biomolecules. Additionally, his laboratory is working on CRISPR-Cas9 tools for genome editing. He has more than 9 years of research and teaching experience in synthetic biology, metabolic engineering, microbiology, and industrial microbiology. He has published 76 articles, 40 chapters, 10 books and 2 patents. He serves as an associate editor, editorial board member and reviewer of a number of peer-reviewed journals. He is also a member of the Board of Study and Academic Council of Indrashil University and is the Member Secretary of Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBSC) in the same University.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Biosciences, School of Science, Indrashil University, Rajpur, Mehsana, Gujarat, India

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