Development in Wastewater Treatment Research and Processes

Development in Wastewater Treatment Research and Processes

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

1st Edition - October 16, 2021

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  • Editors: Maulin Shah, Susana Rodriguez-Couto, Riti Kapoor
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323914956
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323856577

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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, a topic which lacks discussion in existing titles on 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 and biodegradation of environmental contaminants for environmental safety and sustainable development.

Key Features

  • Provides wide information to readers on state-of-the-art applications of microbes for wastewater/industrial effluent treatment and environmental protection
  • Summarizes our current knowledge on the use of various microbes, even the use of dead biomass for dye decolorization and degradation
  • Explores different aspects of biological methods for contaminant 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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 502
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: October 16, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323914956
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323856577

About the Editors

Maulin Shah

Dr. Maulin P. Shah is a microbiologist with a wide range of research interests. Under his supervision, a group of research scholars is working on Applied Microbiology, Environmental Biotechnology, Bioremediation, and Industrial Liquid Waste Management, as well as solid state fermentation. His primary research interest includes the environment, the quality of our living resources, and how bacteria can aid in the management and degradation of toxic wastes and the restoration of environmental health

Affiliations and Expertise

Researcher, 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 (Biological Water Treatment), Department of Separation Science, LUT School of Engineering Science, LUT University, Finland

Riti Kapoor

Dr. Kapoor received her Ph.D from University of Allahabad and worked as post - doctoral fellow at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. Dr. Kapoor has twelve years of teaching and research experience and her area of specialization is environmental biotechnology, bioremediation and abiotic stresses. Dr. Kapoor has published 3 books and over 70 research papers in various journals of national and international repute. Dr. Kapoor has visited 8 countries for 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

Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

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