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Development in Wastewater Treatment Research and Processes - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323856577

Development in Wastewater Treatment Research and Processes

1st Edition

Innovative Microbe-Based Applications for Removal of Chemicals and Metals in Wastewater Treatment Plants

Editors: Maulin Shah Susana Rodriguez-Couto Riti Kapoor
Paperback ISBN: 9780323856577
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st October 2021
Page Count: 462
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Development in Waste Water Treatment Research and Processes: Innovative Microbe-Based Applications for Removal of Chemicals and Metals in Wastewater Treatment Plants focuses on the exploitation of various biological treatment technologies and their use to treat toxic and hazardous contaminants present in industrial effluent and restore the contaminated sites, which lacks in the existing titles on similar topics available in the global market. This book encompasses advanced technologies and updated information as well as future directions for young researchers and scientists, who are working in the field of wastewater treatment or effluent treatment plants/biodegradation of environmental contaminants for environmental safety and sustainable development.

Key Features

  • Provides wide information to readers on state-of-art applications of microbes for wastewater/industrial effluent treatment and environment protection
  • Summarizes our current knowledge on use of various microbes even dead biomass for dye decolorization and degradation
  • Explores different aspects of biological methods for contaminants removal and better advanced biotechnological applications


Bioengineers, environmental scientists, chemists in academia and corporate research. Varied professionals, managers working or interested in water treatment

Table of Contents

  1. A comparative study between physicochemical and biological methods for effective removal of textile dye from wastewater
    2. An approach towards developing clean green techniques to deal with heavy metal toxicity using the microbiome
    3. Microbial degradation of Pesticides- Microbial potential for Degradation of Pesticides
    4. Bio-Degradation and Photo-Catalysis of Pharmaceuticals in wastewater
    5. Recent Trends in the Microbial Degradation and Bioremediation of Emerging pollutants in Wastewater Treatment System
    6. Biological Methods for Textile Dyes Removal from Wastewaters
    7. Importance and applications of biofilm in microbe assisted bioremediation
    8. Microorganism: An eco-friendly tool for waste management and environmental safety
    9. Microbial degradation of lignin: conversion, application, and challenges
    10. Ligninolytic Enzymes: A Promising Tools for Bioremediation of Wastewater
    11. Bioaccumulation and detoxification of Heavy Metals: An Insight into the Mechanism
    12. Membrane Proteins Mediated Microbial Electrochemical Remediation Technology
    13. Bioremediation Strategies to Overcome Heavy Metals and Radionuclides from the Environment
    14. Microbial remediation of tannery wastewater
    15. Biological Methods for Degradation of Textile Dyes from Textile Effluent


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About the Editors

Maulin Shah

Maulin P. Shah, Senior Environmental Microbiogist, Applied & Environmental Microbiology Lab, Gujarat, India. His major work involves isolation, screening, identification and Genetic Engineering of high impact of Microbes for the degradation of hazardous materials. He has more than 250 research publication in highly reputed national and international journals. He has edited 17 books with Elsevier in the Chemical Engineering portfolio. Since 2020 Dr. Shah is at the  Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, United States

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Environmental Microbiogist, Applied & Environmental Microbiology Lab, Gujarat, India

Susana Rodriguez-Couto

Susana Rodríguez-Couto (female) got her B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Chemistry (Industrial Chemistry) from the University of Santiago de Compostela in 1992 and her Ph.D. in Chemistry in 1999 from the University of Vigo, obtaining the maximal grade (magna cum laude) and, in addition, she was awarded with the Extraordinary Prize for Doctoral Thesis in Chemistry. She worked as an Associate Professor and an Isidro Parga Pondal Senior Researcher at the University of Vigo (2000-2004), as a Ramón y Cajal Senior Researcher at Rovira i Virgili University (2004-2008) and as an Ikerbasque Research Professor (2009-2019). She has also worked as an Invited Researcher at the Institute from Environmental Biotechnology, Graz University of Technology (Austria) and at the Department of Biological Engineering, University of Minho (Portugal). In 2008, she received the I3 Professor from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Education to the recognition of an outstanding research activity. In March 2021 she is joining LUT School of Engineering Science at Mikkeli, Finland, as a Full Professor in biological water treatment. She has published more than 140 articles in highly reputed international journals (h index 42). She is editor of several journals (3Biotech, Frontiers) and 14 Elsevier books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Full Professor, LUT University, Mikkeli, Finland

Riti Kapoor

Dr. Riti Thapar Kapoor (female) is Assistant Professor in Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India. Dr. Kapoor received her Ph.D from University of Allahabad and worked as post - doctoral fellow in ICAR project at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. She has twelve years of teaching and research experience and her area of specialization is environmental biotechnology, bioremediation, wastewater treatment and abiotic stresses. Dr. Kapoor has published over 75 research papers in various journals of national and international repute. She has written 3 books. She is associated as reviewer in journals such as Springer and Taylor & Franscis. Dr. Kapoor has visited 8 countries for the participation in different academic programmes. Dr. Kapoor has received prestigious travel award from Bill & Melinda Gates Research Foundation (CGIAR project) for participation in International training programme held at International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Manila, Philippines in 2010. She is also recipient of DST travel grant for participation in International Conference held at Sri Lanka in 2013. Dr. Kapoor has been awarded with Teacher’s Research Fellowship from Indian Academy of Sciences, Bengaluru in 2019.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor (Grade-III), Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, India

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