Current Developments in Biotechnology and Bioengineering

Current Developments in Biotechnology and Bioengineering

Solid Waste Management

1st Edition - September 15, 2016

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  • Editors: Jonathan Wong, R. Tyagi, Ashok Pandey
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444636645
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444636751

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Current Developments in Biotechnology and Bioengineering: Solid Waste Management provides extensive coverage of new developments, state-of-the-art technologies, and potential future trends, reviewing the latest innovative developments in environmental biotechnology and bioengineering as they pertain to solid wastes, also revealing current research priority areas in solid waste treatment and management. The fate of solid wastes can be divided into three major areas, recycling, energy recovery, and safe disposal. From this foundation, the book covers such key areas as biotechnological production of value added products from solid waste, bioenergy production from various organic solid wastes, and biotechnological solutions for safe, environmentally-friendly treatment and disposal. The state of the art situation, potential advantages, and limitations are discussed, along with proposed strategies on how to overcome limitations.

Key Features

  • Reviews available bioprocesses for the production of bioproducts from solid waste
  • Outlines processes for the production of energy from solid waste using biochemical conversion processes
  • Lists various environmentally friendly treatments of solid waste and its safe disposal


Postgraduate and PhD students and researchers in academia, government and corporate research in the area of bioengineering/biochemical engineering, biomedical/biological engineering and industrial biotechnology

Table of Contents

  • Section I. Bioproducts from Solid Wastes
    1. Bioplastic for organic waste collection
    2. Value added bioproducts from sewage sludge
    3. Biopesticides production from solid wastes
    4. Composting of organic wastes recycling
    5. Vermitechnology for organic waste recycling
    6. Biochar production and microbial interactions

    Section II. Bioenergy from Solid Wastes
    7. Anaerobic digestion of organic wastes
    8. Biohydrogen from organic waste and biomas
    9. Bioethanol production form agricultural wastes
    10. Microbial fuel cells
    11. Biotechnology for agricultural waste recycling

    Section III. Environmental Protection & Waste Treatment
    12. Metal and nutrient removal from Sewage sludge
    13. Degradation of organic pollutants in biosolids
    14. Biotechnology for management of plastic waste
    15. Biological treatment of hazardous wastes
    16. Biological methods of odour removal in waste treatment facilities
    17. Biotechnological approaches in sludge dewatering
    18. Landfill leachate treatment
    19. Bioleaching for metal recovery from electronic wastes
    20. Enzyme technology for waste treatment

Product details

  • No. of pages: 534
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2016
  • Published: September 15, 2016
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444636645
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444636751

About the Editors

Jonathan Wong

Dr. Jonathan W-C. Wong, currently is a professor in the Department of Biology, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong SAR. He is also serving as the Director of the Sino-Forest Applied Research Centre for Pearl River Delta Environment (ARCPE), as well as the Hong Kong Organic Resource Centre (HKORC). He received his M.Phil. from the Chinese University Hong Kong and Ph.D. degree from Murdoch University, Australia. He joined the Hong Kong Baptist University in 1992 and continues to serve in various capacities. Prof. Wong is serving as a Visiting Professor in the China University of Agriculture, Nanjing Agricultural University and Shangdong University, China. He conducts research in organic waste management and treatment with particular emphasis on composting and bioenergy production striving towards zero-waste organic waste disposal. He chaired three international conferences on solid waste (ICSWHK 2011, 2013 and 2015). He has served/serving as member of International Advisory Board, Scientific committee and in other capacities of various International Conferences. Prof. Wong was bestowed with Medal of Honor by the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 2011 for his service and contribution to the Environment. He is elected as a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. He is serving in the Editorial Board of six journals, notably, as Regional Editor of ‘Environmental Technology’ and Board member of ‘Bioresource Technology’. Prof. Wong has authored over 500 publications including refereed journals, conferences proceedings, four patents, more than 100 technical reports, editing 12 books/journals volumes and others.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor in the Department of Biology, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong SAR

R. Tyagi

Prof. R. D. Tyagi is an internationally recognized Professor of Biochemical Engineering and biotransformation with ‘Institut national de la recherché Scientifique - Eau, terre, et environnement’, (INRS-ETE), University of Québec, Canada. He also holds Adjunct Professor position at the University of Missouri-Columbia, USA. Prof Tyagi has published over 600 papers/communications, which include 21 books, 75 book chapters, 10 research reports, nine patents, etc. He is Associate Editor of ‘‘Practice Periodical of Hazardous, Toxic & Radioactive Waste Management- Am.Soc.Civil Engineering’’ and serves on the editorial board of Process Biochemistry and Bioresource Technology. He has been recognised by many national and international awards and honours. He is member of ‘‘European Academy of Sciences and Arts’’. He conducts research on hazardous/solids waste management, water/wastewater treatment, and wastewater sludge treatment/disposal, bioconversion of wastewater and wastewater sludge into value added products.

Affiliations and Expertise

Biochemical Engineering and Biotransformation, Institut national de la recherché scientifique – Eau, terre, et environnement (INRS-ETE), University of Québec, Canada

Ashok Pandey

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 several 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 ~48,800 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.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

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