Fate of Biological Contaminants During Recycling of Organic Wastes

Fate of Biological Contaminants During Recycling of Organic Wastes

1st Edition - October 1, 2022

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  • Editors: Kui Huang, Sartaj Ahmad Bhat, Guangyu Cui
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323959988

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Fate of Biological Contaminants During Recycling of Organic Wastes covers the fate of viruses, HPBs, and ARGs in organic wastes, and their eliminating methods, including composting, vermicomposting and anaerobic digestion. In addition, this work describes the environmental risks associated with the application of excess sludge, livestock and other bio-wastes in soils Fate of Biological Contaminants During Recycling of Organic Wastes will benefit environmental and soil scientists engaged in the latest research regarding risk assessment and remediation techniques in wastewater, and solid wastes, and agricultural wastes.

Key Features

  • Covers the fate of viruses, HPBs, and ARGs in wastes as well as their environmental risk to the ecosystem
  • Includes applications of earthworm remediation techniques, composting, and anaerobic digestion for organic wastes
  • Introduce the key relationship between viruses, HPBs, ARGs and the microbial community during biological treatment of excess sludge and livestock manure


Research students and R and Ds of Eco industries /universities around the world. Industrial and urban municipal sector

Table of Contents

  • 1. Antibiotics and antibiotic resistance genes in organic wastes

    2. Viruses in organic wastes

    3. Human pathogenic bacteria in organic wastes

    4. Environmental risk assessment of bio-contaminants in organic wastes

    5. Dissemination pathway of bio-contaminants from organic wastes to the ecosystem 

    6. Key dissemination mechanism of bio-contaminants in organic wastes

    7. Treatment approaches for bio-contaminants in organic wastes 
    7.1 Thermal treatment 
    7.2 Landfill 
    7.3 Composting 
    7.4 Anaerobic digestion 
    7.5 Vermicomposting
    7.6 Other valorization methods 

    8. Fate of bio-contaminants in the ecosystem remediated with the recycled products from organic wastes  
    8.1 Fate in soil/ farmland, risk assessment and remediation methods 
    8.2 Fate in surface water and underground water, risk assessment and remediation methods 
    8.3 Fate in plants or animals 

    9. Management strategy of organic wastes due to the bio-contaminants 

Product details

  • No. of pages: 450
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: October 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323959988

About the Editors

Kui Huang

Dr. HUANG Kui is a professor and department chairman of specialized subject of environmental ecological engineering in School of Environmental and Municipal Engineering at Lanzhou Jiaotong University, China. He received a Ph. D in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Gifu University, Japan in 2014. Then, he was severed as a researcher in River Basin Research Center at Gifu University for 2 years and joined Lanzhou Jiaotong University in 2015. His course taught includes Water Engineering Construction, Environmental Ecological Engineering. His research interest involves fundamental and applied aspects of biological contaminant reduction, aerobic biodegradation process, water quality safety in river basin, organic solids recycling, with focus on the biological and sustainable treated system of wastes by earthworms. He is an author of over 30 peer-reviewed publications on Journal of hazardous materials, Bioresource Technology, Science of the Total Environment, Chemosphere, etc., and has made many times presentations at conferences. As a Flying Apsaras scholar in Gansu province, his work has been awarded by the Young Teacher Achievement Award of Gansu Province, Zhan Tianyou Science and Technology Award of China Railway Construction Corporation, and First Prize of Teaching Competition and Outstanding Supervisor Award in Lanzhou Jiaotong University.Expertise: vermicomposting, biological contaminants control, bio-wastes recycling, vermi-wetland h-index: 13

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, School of Environmental and Municipal Engineering, Lanzhou Jiaotong University, Lanzhou, China

Sartaj Ahmad Bhat

Dr. Sartaj Ahmad Bhat is working as JSPS Postdoctoral Researcher in the River Basin Research Center, Gifu University, Japan. He received his Ph.D. for Environmental Sciences from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India in 2017. His primary research focuses on development and evaluation of treatment technologies for solid waste and wastewater from domestic and industrial outlets as well as organic waste recycling, with focus on the biological and sustainable treatment by earthworms. He has published more than fifty research papers in peer-reviewed journals, two books and few book chapters to his credit. He is also an editor, editorial board member and reviewer of many international reputed journals published by PLOS, De Gruyter, Springer, SAGE, MDPI, Elsevier and Taylor and Francis. Dr. Bhat is a recipient of several prestigious awards such as the JSPS postdoctoral fellowship to pursue research at River Basin Research Center, Gifu University, Japan, the Basic Scientific Research Fellowship (BSR JRF, SRF) by University Grants Commission (UGC) India, the DST-SERB National Postdoctoral Fellowship (CSIR-NEERI, Nagpur, India) and Swachhta Saarthi Fellowship by the Govt. of India. He has also received 2020 Outstanding Reviewer Award by International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, MDPI (Basel, Switzerland) as well as Top Peer Reviewer 2019 in Environment and Ecology by Web of Science and has more than 475 Verified Reviews and 46 Editor Records to his credit.

Affiliations and Expertise

JSPS Postdoctoral Researcher, River Basin Research Center, Gifu University, Japan

Guangyu Cui

Dr. Guangyu Cui is a postdoctoral researcher of College of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tongji University (China) since July 2019. He is also an assistant secretary-general of Professional Committee on Rural Waste Management of China Association of Urban Environmental Sanitation and is an instructor of the Yangtze River Delta Eco-Civilization Education Mentor Group. He received his doctorate from Gifu University (Japan) in March 2019. After graduation, he worked as a Special Assistant Research Fellow in Gifu University from April 2019 to June 2019. His research interests focus on composting/vermicomposting treatment of various solid wastes, especially for investigations on fate and behavior of emerging environmental pollutants such as microplastics and antibiotic resistance genes during biological treatment of organic wastes. As a key member, he participated in national and ministerial-level scientific research, engineering projects of more than 10 items. He has published more than 20 papers and 3 books (chapters) in scientific journals such as Bioresources Technology, Science of the Total Environment, etc. Additionally, he is invited to serve as a reviewer in international/domestic scientific journals such as Water Research, Applied Energy, Bioresource Technology, Waste Management and Environmental Sanitation Engineering (in Chinese).Expertise: waste management, composting/vermicomposting, river basin management h-index 10

Affiliations and Expertise

Post-doctoral Researcher, State Key Laboratory of Pollution Control and Resource Reuse, Tongji University, Shanghai, China

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