Green Sustainable Process for Chemical and Environmental Engineering and Science

Green Sustainable Process for Chemical and Environmental Engineering and Science

Biosurfactants for the Bioremediation of Polluted Environments

1st Edition - June 2, 2021

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  • Editors: Dr. Inamuddin, Charles Adetunji
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128226964
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128232842

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Green Sustainable Process for Chemical and Environmental Engineering and Science: Biosurfactants for the Bioremediation of Polluted Environments explores the use of biosurfactants in remediation initiatives, reviewing knowledge surrounding the creation and application of biosurfactants for addressing issues related to the release of toxic substances in ecosystems. Sections cover their production, assessment and optimization for bioremediation, varied pollutant degradation applications, and a range of contaminants and ecological sites.  As awareness and efforts to develop greener products and processes continues to grow, biosurfactants are garnering more attention for the potential roles they can play in reducing the use and production of more toxic products. Drawing on the knowledge of its expert team of global contributors, this book provides useful insights for all those currently or potentially interested in developing or applying biosurfactants in their own work.

Key Features

  • Provides an accessible introduction to biosurfactant chemistry
  • Highlights the optimization, modeling, prediction and kinetics of key factors supporting biosurfactant-enhanced biodegradation processes
  • Explores a wide range of biosurfactant applications for remediation and degradation of pollutants


Graduates, post-graduates and researchers across both academia and industry interested in developing and/or applying biosurfactants including, chemical engineers, green/ analytical/ environmental chemists, sustainability researchers, and environmental scientists, researchers in colloid science, surfactant science, physico-chemists, materials scientists and microbiologists

Table of Contents

  • Part 1: Production, Assessment and Optimization of Biosurfactants for Bioremediation
    1. Isolation, screening, and characterization of biosurfactant-producing microorganism that can biodegrade heavily polluted soil
    2. Mass production of active metabolites/biosurfactants from microorganisms isolated from polluted, agricultural, or uncultured soil, and their utilization for eco-restoration of polluted soil
    3. Assessing the presence of hydrocarbon-biodegrading bacteria using multiplex primers/Geochip
    4. Optimization, modelling, prediction, and kinetics of key factors supporting the biodegradation process after treatment with biosurfactants
    5. Environmental impact assessment of polluted soil using biosurfactants
    6. Validation of eco-restored soil after treatment with biosurfactants

    Part 2: Remediation and Degradation Applications
    7. Bioremediation of Polythenes and Plastics using biosurfactants
    8. Application of biosurfactants for treatment of effluent waste, polluted water, wastewater and sewage sludge 
    9. Application of biosurfactants and their combination with nanomaterials in the purification of polluted and contaminated water
    10. Application of biosurfactants for biosorption in heavily contaminated soil and water
    11. Eco-restoration and Nanobioremediation of polluted soil using nanomaterials synthesized from biosurfactant
    12. Relevance of CRISPR Genetic Engineering for the enhancement of Xenobiotic Degradation and ecorestoration potential of heavily polluted soil
    13. Application of biosurfactants as a non-invasive stimulant to enhance the degradation activities of the indigenous hydrocarbon degraders in soil
    14. Biotransformation of polluted soil when treated with biosurfactants: petroleum hydrocarbons, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and pesticides
    15. Application of biosurfactants in the extraction of bitumen from tar sands

Product details

  • No. of pages: 458
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: June 2, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128226964
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128232842

About the Editors

Dr. Inamuddin

Inamuddin is an assistant professor at the Department of Applied Chemistry, Zakir Husain College of Engineering and Technology, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India. He has extensive research experience in multidisciplinary fields of analytical chemistry, materials chemistry, electrochemistry, renewable energy, and environmental science. He has worked on different research projects funded by various government agencies and universities and is the recipient of awards, including the Fast-Track Young Scientist Award and the Young Researcher of the Year Award 2020 of the university. He has published about 189 research articles in various international scientific journals, 18 book chapters, and 144 edited books with multiple well-known publishers. His current research interests include ion exchange materials, a sensor for heavy metal ions, biofuel cells, supercapacitors, and bending actuators.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Chemistry, Zakir Husain College of Engineering and Technology, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India

Charles Adetunji

Charles Oluwaseun Adetunji is an Ag. Director of Intellectual Properties and Technology Transfer as well as an Associate Professor of Microbiology and Biotechnology at the Microbiology Department, Faculty of Science, Edo State University Uzairue, Edo State, Nigeria, where he utilized the application of biological techniques and microbial bioprocesses for the actualization of sustainable development goals. He has won numerous scientific awards and grants from renowned academic bodies, has filled several scientific patents on Bioherbicides, Biopesticides, nanobiosurfactants, and nanobiopesticdes, and has published over 270 scientific journals and conference proceedings in both national and international journals. His broad research interests cover topics relating to food security, agriculture and environmental sustainability, including microbiology, biotechnology, post-harvest management, and nanotechnology. Dr Adetunji is an editorial board member of many international journals serves as a reviewer to many double-blind peer review journals. In addition, he is a member of many scientific organisations and, over the last fifteen years, has built strong working collaborations with reputable research groups in numerous and leading Universities across the globe.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Applied Microbiology, Biotechnology and Nanotechnology Laboratory, Department of Microbiology, Edo State University Uzairue, Auchi, Edo State, Nigeria

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  • Zahra P. Sat Aug 15 2020


    It is a great book.