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Microbe Mediated Remediation of Environmental Contaminants - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128211991, 9780128232071

Microbe Mediated Remediation of Environmental Contaminants

1st Edition

Editors: Ajay Kumar Vipin Kumar Singh Pardeep Singh Virendra Kumar Mishra
eBook ISBN: 9780128232071
Paperback ISBN: 9780128211991
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 14th October 2020
Page Count: 474
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Table of Contents

1. Emerging contaminants in the environment: Occurrence, toxicity and management
2. Role of bacteria and mycorrhizal fungi in phytomining: Status and future perspectives
3. Biotization and in vitro plant cell cultures: Plant endophytes strategy in response to heavy metals knowledge in assisted phytoremediation
4. Organic contaminants in soil and their management by microorganisms
5. Environmental factors affecting the bioremediation potential of microbes
6. Microbial enzymes and their exploitation in remediation of environmental contaminants
7. Plant growth promoting bacteria (PGPB): Application and challenges in bioremediation of metal and salt contaminated soils
8. Role of plant-microbe systems in remediation of petrochemicals contaminated water and soil environment
9. Bio-surfactant producing microbes for clean-up of soil contaminants
10. Rhizoremediation for efficient management of inorganic and organic contaminants in soil
11. Metal oxidizing microbes and potential application in bioremediation
12. Extremophilc microbes and application in bioremediation of environmental contaminants
13. Microbes as natural degraders of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)
14. Perspectives in desulfurization of coal using microbes
15. Microbially synthesized nanomaterials for remediation of contaminated soil and water environment
16. Bacterial systems as a source of novel genes for enhanced phytoremediation of contaminated soils
17. Methylotrophic bacteria for control of environmental pollution
18. Advancement in bioinformatics and microarray-based technologies for genome sequence analysis and its application in bioremediation of soil and water pollutants
19. Application of plant-microbe systems in bioremediation of metalloid contaminated soils
20. Microbe based bioreactor system for bioremediation of organic contaminants: Present and future perspectives
21. Microbial biofilms for remediation of contaminated water
22. Microbial Technologies for Environmental Remediation: Potential Issues, Challenges, and Future Prospects
23. Microbially Synthesized Nanomaterials for Remediation of Organic Contaminants
24. Bioremediation of radionuclides by plant-microbe system: current progress and challenges
25. Environmental pollution and their socio-economic impacts
26. Remediation action on POPs by wonder weeds and associated microbiomes
27. Genetically engineered microbes for decontamination of polluted soil and water system
28. Electrochemical technologies for wastewater treatment and resource reclamation
29. Removal of pharmaceutical contaminants by microbiological processes
30. Mycoremediation: A Novel Approach for Sustainable Development
31. Heavy metals toxicity to food crops and application of microorganisms in bioremediation
32. Role of Omics-Approaches in Microbial Bioremediation


Microbe Mediated Remediation of Environmental Contaminants presents recent scientific progress in applying microbes for environmental management. The book explores the current existing practical applications and provides information to help readers develop new practices and applications. Edited by recognized leaders in the field, this penetrating assessment of our progress to date in deploying microorganisms to the advantage of environmental management and biotechnology will be widely welcomed by those working in soil contamination management, agriculture, environment management, soil microbiology, and waste management.

The polluting effects on the world around us of soil erosion, the unwanted migration of sediments, chemical fertilizers and pesticides, and the improper treatment of human and animal wastes have resulted in serious environmental and social problems around the world, problems which require us to look for solutions elsewhere than established physical and chemical technologies. Often the answer lies in hybrid applications in which microbial methods are combined with physical and chemical ones. When we remember that these highly effective microorganisms, cultured for a variety of applications, are but a tiny fraction of those to be found in the world around us, we realize the vastness of the untapped and beneficial potential of microorganisms.

Key Features

  • Explores microbial application redressing for soil and water contamination challenges
  • Includes information on microbial synthesized nanomaterials for remediation of contaminated soils
  • Presents a uniquely hybrid approach, combining microbial interactions with other chemical and physical methods


Researchers and students interested in utlizing microbes in soil contamination management, agriculture, environmental management, soil microbiology, waste management, soil contamination and their management strategies


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About the Editors

Ajay Kumar

Dr. Ajay Kumar is a visiting scientist at the Agriculture Research Organization, Volcani center, Rishon Leziyon, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural development Israel. Dr. Kumar completed his doctoral research from Department of Botany, Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. He has published more than sixty research articles and book chapters in the leading International and National journals or books. He has wide area of research experience, especially in the field of Plant-Microbe Interactions, Microbial biocontrol, and Endophytes related with the medicinal plants. He is an invited member of the editorial committee of the “International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences” and “Journal of Plant Science and Agriculture Research. He is also an active reviewer for journals including PLOS ONE, Agriculture, Ecosystem and Environment, Biological Control, Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 3Biotech etc.

Affiliations and Expertise

Agriculture Research Organization, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Volcani Center, Rishon, Lezziyon, Israel

Vipin Kumar Singh

Dr. Vipin Kumar Singh is currently working as CSIR Research Associate in the Department of Botany, Centre of Advanced Study, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Botany from the Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India in the year 2015. He has worked in the UGC project entitled “Detoxification of arsenic contaminated groundwater by transgenic eco-friendly microbes.” He has more than nine years of research experience in the area of groundwater hydro-geochemistry and bioremediation approaches to clean the contaminated groundwater sites. His area of interest includes the use of fast-growing plants and microbes to clean the contaminated soil and water system. Dr. Singh has published eight book chapters, twenty-one research articles in journals of national and international repute. He is a life time member of Indian Association of Hydrologists (IAH) and Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI). Currently, he is the member of editorial board in Indian Journal of Microbiology research and Water open access journal. So far, he has reviewed more than dozens of research articles and book chapters of international repute. He has actively participated in many national and international seminars, symposia, conferences and workshop related to the application of microbes in the management of contaminated sites.

Affiliations and Expertise

Centre for Advanced Study in Botany, Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

Pardeep Singh

Pardeep Singh

Dr Pardeep Singh is presently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Science, at PGDAV College, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India The area of his doctoral research is degradation of organic pollutants through various indigenous isolated microbes and by using various types of photocatalytic.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Science, PGDAV College, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India

Virendra Kumar Mishra

Dr. Virendra Kumar Mishra currently working as Associate Professor at the Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (India). He has done Ph.D. from Banaras Hindu University on water pollution in coal mines and treatment of coal miming effluent. He has expertise in analysis of water and wastewater, bioremediation and phytoremediation, environmental microbiology. After obtaining doctoral degree Dr. Mishra has worked at various levels at different National and international institution viz. Sejong University, Seoul, South Korea, IDAEA-CSIC, Barcelona Spain, IIT BHU. During the last fifteen years he has been an integral part in various research project related to wastewater treatment.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India