Emerging Technologies in Environmental Bioremediation

Emerging Technologies in Environmental Bioremediation

1st Edition - April 18, 2020

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  • Editors: Maulin Shah, Susana Rodriguez-Couto, S Sevinc Sengor
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128198605
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128198612

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Emerging Technologies in Environmental Bioremediation introduces emerging bioremediation technologies for the treatment and management of industrial wastes and other environmental pollutants for the sake of environmental sustainability. Emerging bioremediation approaches such as nano-bioremediation technology, electro-bioremediation technology, microbial fuel cell technology, Modified Ludzack-Ettinger Process, Modified Activated Sludge Process, and phytotechnologies for the remediation of industrial wastes/pollutants are discussed in a comprehensive manner not found in other books. Furthermore, the book includes updated information as well as future directions for research in the field of bioremediation of industrial wastes. This book will be extremely useful to students, researchers, scientists and professionals in the field of microbiology and biotechnology, Bio (chemical) engineers, environmental researchers, eco-toxicology, and many more.

Key Features

  • Includes the recovery of resources from wastewater
  • Describes the importance of microorganisms in environmental bioremediation technologies
  • Points out the reuse of treated wastewater through emerging technologies
  • Pays attention to the occurrence of novel micro-pollutants
  • Emphasizes the role of nanotechnology in pollutant bioremediation


Engineers, scientists who require an excellent introduction and basic knowledge to the principles of Environmental Bioremediation Technologies. Different professionals, mangers working or interested in the Environmental Microbiology or Bioremediation fields. Students of Environmental Biotechnology/Microbiology

Table of Contents

  • 1. Immobilization of anaerobic ammonium oxidation bacteria for
    nitrogen-rich wastewater treatment
    2. Accelerated bioremediation of petroleum refinery sludge through
    biostimulation and bioaugmentation of native microbiome
    3. Degradation and detoxification of waste via bioremediation: a step toward
    a sustainable environment
    4. Fungal laccases: versatile green catalyst for bioremediation of
    5. Emerging bioremediation technologies for the treatment of
    wastewater containing synthetic organic compounds
    6. Bacterial quorum sensing in environmental biotechnology: a new
    approach for the detection and remediation of emerging pollutants
    7. Bioremediation: an effective technology toward a sustainable
    environment via the remediation of emerging environmental pollutants
    8. Metagenomics in the remediation of contaminated sites
    and environmental restoration
    9. In situ bioremediation techniques for the removal of emerging
    contaminants and heavy metals using hybrid microbial electrochemical
    10. Gene-targeted metagenomics approach for the degradation of organic
    11. Current status of toxic wastewater control strategies
    12. Latest innovations in bacterial degradation of textile azo dyes
    13. Development in wastewater treatment plant design
    14. Engineering biomaterials for the bioremediation: advances in
    nanotechnological approaches for heavy metals removal from natural
    15. Algal16. Role of plant growth17. Study of transport models for arsenic removal using nanofiltration
    process: recent perspectives
    18. Bioremediation and biorecovery of aqueous lead by local lead-resistant
    19. Microbial bioremediation of azo dye through microbiological
    20. Novel process of ellagic acid synthesis from waste generated from
    mango pulp processing industries

Product details

  • No. of pages: 498
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2020
  • Published: April 18, 2020
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128198605
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128198612

About the Editors

Maulin Shah

Maulin Shah is an active researcher and scientific writer for over 20 years. He received a B.Sc. degree in 1999 in Microbiology from Gujarat University in Godhra, Gujarat, India. He also earned his Ph.D. degree in 2005 in Environmental Microbiology from Sardar Patel University in Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat, India. His research interests include biological wastewater treatment, environmental microbiology, biodegradation, bioremediation, & phytoremediation of environmental pollutants from industrial wastewaters. He has published more than 250 research papers in national and international journals of repute on various aspects of microbial biodegradation and bioremediation of environmental pollutants. He is the editor of 55 books of international repute.

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

S Sevinc Sengor

Dr. Sevinc Sengor research interests and expertise are in mathematical modeling of contaminants in the subsurface environments, biogeochemical processes, environmental bioremediation, water quality, modeling multiphase flow in porous media, and sustainable food-water-energy systems. She has been actively involved in various collaborative research projects including multi-component transport modeling of heavy metals in subsurface, uranium fate and transport modeling, applications of transport in nano-porous media for subsurface flows such as for oil and gas recovery, and development of novel techniques that are cost-effective and highly efficient to remove emerging contaminants in drinking water supplies. Her research articles are published in the top journals in the field including Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, Biochemical Engineering Journal, and Critical Reviews in Environmental Science & Technology. She has developed and taught graduate and upper division undergraduate courses in “Engineering Microbiology”, “Fate and Transport of Contaminants”, “Environmental Chemistry and Biology”, “Groundwater Hydrology and Contaminants”, as well as “Introduction to Environmental Engineering and Science”. She has supervised numerous doctoral dissertations, master thesis, and advised many undergraduate students. She has been serving as a reviewer in various journals of national and international reputation. She is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Environmental Management and Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Bioremediation and Biodegradation, and several other international journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Civil and Environmental Engineering, Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering, Southern Methodist University, TX, USA

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