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Microbial Biodegradation and Bioremediation - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780323854559

Microbial Biodegradation and Bioremediation

2nd Edition

Techniques and Case Studies for Environmental Pollution

Editors: Surajit Das Hirak Dash
Paperback ISBN: 9780323854559
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st November 2021
Page Count: 776
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Microbial Biodegradation and Bioremediation: Techniques and Case Studies for Environmental Pollution, Second Edition describes the successful application of microbes and their derivatives for bioremediation of potentially toxic and relatively novel compounds in the environment. Our natural biodiversity and environment is in danger due to the release of continuously emerging potential pollutants by anthropogenic activities. Though many attempts have been made to eradicate and remediate these noxious elements, thousands of xenobiotics of relatively new entities emerge every day, thus worsening the situation. Primitive microorganisms are highly adaptable to toxic environments, and can reduce the load of toxic elements by their successful transformation and remediation.

This completely updated new edition presents many new technologies and techniques and includes theoretical context and case studies in every chapter. Microbial Biodegradation and Bioremediation: Techniques and Case Studies for Environmental Pollution, Second Edition serves as a single-source reference and encompasses all categories of pollutants and their applications in a convenient, comprehensive format for researchers in environmental science and engineering, pollution, environmental microbiology, and biotechnology.

Key Features

  • Describes many novel approaches of microbial bioremediation including genetic engineering, metagenomics, microbial fuel cell technology, biosurfactants and biofilm-based bioremediation
  • Introduces relatively new hazardous elements and their bioremediation practices including oil spills, military waste water, greenhouse gases, polythene wastes, and more
  • Provides the most advanced techniques in the field of bioremediation, including insilico approach, microbes as pollution indicators, use of bioreactors, techniques of pollution monitoring, and more
  • Completely updated and expanded to include topics and techniques such as genetically engineered bacteria, environmental health, nanoremediation, heavy metals, contaminant transport, and in situ and ex situ methods
  • Includes theoretical context and case studies within each chapter


Researchers in Environmental Science, particularly environmental microbiology and remediation. Researchers in environmental engineering and microbiology

Table of Contents

1. Microbial bioremediation: A potential tool for restoration of the contaminated areas
2. Heavy metals and hydrocarbons: Adverse effects and mechanism of toxicity
3. Nanotoxicity: Aspects and concerns in biological systems
4. Application of molecular techniques for assessment of microbial communities in contaminated sites
5. Microbial indicators for monitoring pollution and bioremediation
6. Biofilm mediated bioremediation of PAHs
7. Nano-particle based bioremediation
8. Bioremediation using extremophiles
9. Role of Actinobacteria in bioremediation
10. Biology, genetic aspects and oxidative stress response of Streptomyces and strategies for bioremediation of toxic metals
11. Fungal bioremediation strategies
12. Microbial bioremediation of industrial effluents
13. Bioremediation of polythene wastes
14. Phycoremediation of contaminated water and soil coupled with generation of value added products
15. Feasibility of using microbial fuel cell technology for bioremediation
16. Microbial bioremediation: A metagenomic approach
17. In-silico approach in bioremediation
18. Microbial bioremediation of greenhouse gases
19. Enzymes/Enzymatic reactions in bioremediation
20. Microbiological metabolism under chemical stress
21. Bioremediation of pesticides: A case study
22. Microalgae in removal of heavy metal and organic pollutants from soil
23. Bioremediation of aquaculture effluents
24. Aquifer microbiology of different geogenic setting for environmental biogeotechnology
25. Exploring prospects of mono-oxygenases based bio-catalyst in xenobiotics and their computational modelling
26. White-rot fungi and their Environmental applications
27. Remediation of environmental pollution by genetically engineered Bacteria
28. Toxicity on human-health and adverse consequences of cosmetics
29. Bioremediation of Steroidal Estrogens
30. Increased coverage of nanoremediation/ Applications and implications of nanotechnology in remediation of environmental pollutants
31. Bioremediation of Heavy Metals/ New insights into bioremediation of toxic metals
32. Expanded coverage of effluents from various industries
33. New Techniques for contaminant transport/ monitoring of contaminant transport
34. In situ and ex situ methods of bioremediation
35. Factors affecting bioremediation
36. Non-molecular methods of monitoring bioremediation


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About the Editors

Surajit Das

Surajit Das

Dr. Surajit Das is an Associate Professor in the Department of Life Science at the National Institute of Technology, India. He has published several books, including three with Elsevier. His research interests include environmental biotechnology, biodiversity and ecology, marine microbiology, aquaculture, and fish biotechnology. He has received several awards, including the Junior Scientist Award in Environmental Microbiology from the Association of Microbiologists of India in 2009.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Life Science, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, India

Hirak Dash

Hirak Dash

Hirak Ranjan Dash is a Researcher for the Forensic Science Laboratory at India’s National Institute of Technology. His expertise is in the field of environmental and forensic microbiology, DNA fingerprinting, microbial phylogeny and diversity, genetics, bioremediation, degradation of biological materials and applied microbiology. He has authored many publications, including articles, book chapters, and books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Forensic Science Laboratory, Sagar, Madhya Pradesh, India

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