Current Developments in Biotechnology and Bioengineering

Current Developments in Biotechnology and Bioengineering

Advances in Phytoremediation Technology

1st Edition - August 1, 2022

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  • Editors: Pooja Sharma, Ashok Pandey, Yen Wah Tong, Huu Ngo
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323999076

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Advances in Phytoremediation Technology offers in-depth information regarding the strategies and approaches facilitating the integration of technologies for wastewater treatment. The book highlights the role of hydrophytes, hyperaccumulators and native plants for accumulation and detoxification of industrial wastewater. Various chapters presented in the book are focused on the sustainability approaches as the centre theme to facilitate industries & policymakers in adopting circular economy goals. Since the principle idea of circular bioeconomy is to make transition from linear economy, it involves advanced technological and designing breakthroughs to reduce waste with a closed looped system. This pioneers a cradle to cradle and waste to resources approach. Integration of various technologies has been considered as possible best ways to utilize the industry wastewater treatment.

Key Features

  • Covers integration of technologies and processes for wastewater treatment
  • Reports plants species useful in effectively accumulating heavy metals from the treated wastewater
  • Describes Phytoremediation for mass biotechnological processing of the industrial areas
  • Academicians, engineers, researchers and stakeholders will find this book helpful in adaptation of suitable technologies for wastewater management


Post-graduates and researchers in Environmental Biotechnology, biochemical engineering, Microbiology, Wastewater Engineers and Industrial/Organic chemists

Table of Contents

  • Section 1: General
    1. Phytoremediation - An introduction
    2. Phytoremediation of metals: bioconcentration and translocation factors
    3. Phytoremediation using CRISPR-Cas9 technology
    4. Phytoremediation using microalgae
    5. Phytoremediation in constructed wetlands
    6. Phytoremediation of mining sites
    7. Phytoremediation of air
    8. Role of plant-microbes interaction in phytoremediation of industrial air

    Section 2: Phytoremediation of industrial wastewater
    9. Phytoremediation of heavy metals containing wastewater
    10. Phytoremediation of dyes wastewater
    11. Phytoremediation of organometallic compounds in wastewater
    12. Genetic engineered plants for phytoremediation of heavy metals

    Section 3: Phytoremediation of soil
    13. Phytoremediation of heavy metals from soil
    14. Phytoremediation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from soil
    15. Surfactant-assisted phytoremediation of petroleum hydrocarbons from soil
    16. Phytoremediation of per- and poly-rfluoroalkyl substances from soil

    Section 4: Case Studies
    17. Application of phyto remediated biomass for the production of hydrogen
    18. Application of phyto remediated biomass for the production of biogas

Product details

  • No. of pages: 412
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: August 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323999076

About the Editors

Pooja Sharma

Dr. Pooja Sharma is currently Senior Research Associate at CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Nagpur-440 020, India. She obtained her PhD degree from the BBAU, Lucknow, India in Environmental Biotechnology in 2020. Her major areas of research are Environmental Microbiology/Biotechnology. Dr. Sharma has authored 21 publications, including research and review papers and book chapters. She has won Best Poster award from the Association of Microbiologist of India in 2017 and Best PhD thesis award from the International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability in 2020.

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Senior Research Associate, CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Nagpur, India

Ashok Pandey

Professor Ashok Pandey is currently Distinguished Scientist at the Centre for Innovation and Translational Research, CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow, India and Executive Director (Honorary) at the Centre for Energy and Environmental Sustainability – India. Formerly, he was Eminent Scientist at the Center of Innovative and Applied Bioprocessing, Mohali and Chief Scientist & Head of Biotechnology Division and Centre for Biofuels at CSIR’s National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Trivandrum. His major research and technological development interests are industrial & environmental biotechnology and energy biosciences, focusing on biomass to biofuels & chemicals, waste to wealth & energy, industrial enzymes, etc. Professor Pandey is Adjunct/Visiting Professor/Scientist in universities in France, Brazil, Canada, China, Korea, South Africa, and Switzerland and also in several universities in India. He has ~1425 publications/communications, which include 16 patents, 90 books, >700 papers and book chapters, etc with h index of 105 and ~49,000 citations (Goggle scholar). He has transferred several technologies to industries and has done industrial consultancy for about a dozen projects for Indian/international industries. Professor Pandey is the recipient of many national and international awards and honours, which include Highest Cited Researcher (Top 1% in the world), Clarivate Analytics, Web of Science (2020, 2019 & 2018); Top scientist in Biotechnology (#1 in India and #8 in the world), Stanford University world ranking (2020); Fellow, World Society of Sustainable Energy Technologies (2020); Fellow, Indian Chemical Society (2020); Distinguished Scientist, VDGOOD Professional Association, India (2020); Distinguished Professor of Eminence with global impact in the area of Biotechnology, Precious Cornerstone University, Nigeria (2020); IconSWM Life-time Achievement Award 2019, International Society for Solid Waste Management, KIIT, Bhubaneshwar, India (2019); Yonsei Outstanding Scholar, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea (2019); Life-Time Achievement Award from the Biotech Research Society, India (2018); Life-Time Achievement Award from Venus International Research Awards (2018), Most Outstanding Researcher Award from Career360 (2018), Life-Time Achievement Award from the International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (2017); Fellow, Royal Society of Biology, UK (2016); Felow, International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (2016); Academician of European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Austria (2015); Fellow, National Academy of Sciences, India (2012); Fellow, Association of Microbiologists of India (2008); Honorary Doctorate degree from Univesite Blaise Pascal, France (2007); Fellow, International Organization of Biotechnology and Bioengineering (2007); Thomson Scientific India Citation Laureate Award, USA (2006); Fellow, the Biotech Research Society, India (2005); UNESCO Professor (2000); Raman Research Fellowship Award, CSIR (1995); GBF, Germany and CNRS, France Fellowships (1992) and Young Scientist Award (1989), etc. Professor Pandey is Founder President of the Biotech Research Society, India (; Founder & International Coordinator of International Forum on Industrial Bioprocesses, France (, Chairman of the International Society for Energy, Environment & Sustainability (, Editor-in-chief of Bioresource Technology (, Honorary Executive Advisor of Journal of Energy and Environmental Sustainability (, Journal of Systems Microbiology and Biomanufacturing (, Journal of Environmental Sciences and Engineering (, Subject Editor, Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, India ( and Associate Editor, Biologia – Section Cellular and Molecular Biology ( and editorial board member of several international and Indian journals.

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Distinguished Scientist, Centre for Innovation and Translational Research, CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Yen Wah Tong

Dr Yen Wah Tong has been in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at NUS since 2001, with research in biomimicry of living systems for medical and environmental applications. From 2012, he has been the co-Programme Director of E2S2-CREATE, a major international research programme with Shanghai Jiao Tong University, funded by the National Research Foundation, studying waste management in megacities. He has developed a compact anaerobic digestion technology for treating food waste on site, with a spin-off company started in 2018. He has more than 160 international publications, 200 international conference presentations and five patents.

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Associate Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Huu Ngo

Prof. Ngo is currently a Professor of Environmental Engineering and serving as Deputy Director of Centre for Technology in Water and Wastewater, Co-Director of Joint Research Centre for Protective Infrastructure Technology and Environmental Green Bioprocess, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, University of Technology Sydney. He has been duly elected as Fellow of International Water Association (FIWA) and Fellow and Lead Researcher of the International Bioprocessing Association (FIBA and LRIBA) while serving as IBA Council Member. Prof. Ngo is internationally well-known for his activities in the areas of advanced biological waste treatment technologies (e.g. membrane bioreactor, specific attached and/or suspended growth bioreactors, anaerobic digesters, wetland and bio-sorption) and membrane technologies. His expertise and practical experience also covers the areas of alternative resources, management and impacts assessment, and solid waste management. Currently, he is very active to work on the development of specific green bioprocessing technologies: resource recovery, water-waste- bioenergy nexus and greenhouse gas emission control. Prof. Ngo has been listed as Highly Cited Researcher 2019 in Cross Field Category, Clarivate Analytics, Web of Science; Elsevier - World Top 3 ranking researcher 2019 in Environmental Engineering; Lead Researcher in the field of Biotechnology in Australia. He ranks #2 in the world for number of scholarly outputs in the SciVal topic ‘membrane fouling; bioreactors; membrane bioreactors (SciVal, Feb 2020). He ranks #1 in Australia for number of scholarly outputs in the SciVal topic ‘biosorption; aqueous solution; bisorption capacity; ‘antibiotics; oxytetracycline; veterinary antibiotics’, (SciVal, Feb 2020). Prof. Ngo has published more than 500 SCI/ISI journal papers (citations >20,000), 7 books and 35 book chapters, a number of patents while receiving several highly recognized honours/awards. He has been invited to give numerous plenary/keynotes and invited talks, seminars and lecturers in the international conferences as well as the universities/research institutions. Prof. Ngo has appointed as Editor of Bioresource Technology, Elsevier, Associate Editor of Science of the Total Environment, Elsevier, Associate Editor of Water Process Engineering and Associate Editor of Heliyon Journal, Elsevier. He is also an editorial board member/guest editor of numerous international journals such as Bioresource Technology Reports, Elsevier; Environmental Nanotechnology, Monitoring and Management, Elsevier; Journal of Energy and Environmental Sustainability, IJSEES, Environmental Science and Ecotechnology, EHIT, Journal of Bioengineered, Taylor & Francis.

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Professor, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

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