Bioremediation of Pollutants

Bioremediation of Pollutants

From Genetic Engineering to Genome Engineering

1st Edition - May 30, 2020

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  • Editors: Vimal Chandra Pandey, Vijai Singh
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128190265
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128190258

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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


Product details

  • No. of pages: 488
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2020
  • Published: May 30, 2020
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128190265
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128190258

About the Editors

Vimal Chandra Pandey

Dr. Vimal Chandra Pandey featured in the world’s top 2% scientists curated by Stanford University, United States. Dr. Pandey is a leading researcher in the field of phytomanagement of polluted sites. He has published more than 100 scientific articles/book chapters in peer-reviewed journals/books. He is also the author and editor of seven books published by Elsevier, with several more forthcoming. Dr. Pandey is Associate Editor/Editor/Board Member of the prestigious journals Land Degradation and Development; Restoration Ecology; Ecological Processes; Environment, Development and Sustainability; Ambio; Environmental Management; and Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology by Wiley/Springer.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Vijai Singh

Dr. Vijai Singh is an Associate Professor and Dean (Research & Innovation) at School of Sciences, Indrashil University, Rajpur, Mehsana, Gujarat, India. He was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology at the 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 with a research focus on the development of molecular and immunoassays for diagnosis of Aeromonas hydrophila. 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 10 years of research and teaching experience in synthetic biology, metabolic engineering, bioinformatics, microbiology, and industrial microbiology. He has published 79 articles, 49 chapters, 12 books and 4 patents. He serves as an associate editor, editorial board member, and reviewer of several 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 the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBSC) at the same University.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor and Dean, Department of Biosciences, School of Science, Indrashil University, Rajpur, Mehsana, Gujarat, India

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