Microbial Consortium and Biotransformation for Pollution Decontamination

Microbial Consortium and Biotransformation for Pollution Decontamination

1st Edition - June 1, 2022

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  • Editors: Gowhar Dar, Rouf Bhat, Humaira Qadri, Khalid Hakeem
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323918930

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Microbial Consortium and Biotransformation for Pollution Decontamination presents techniques for the decontamination of polluted environs through potential microbes, particularly examining the benefits of its broad applicability, sustainability and eco-friendly nature. Utilizing global case studies to describe practical applications of the technology, the book offers insights into the latest research on advanced microbiological tools and techniques for the remediation of severe pollutants from the environment. Environmental researchers and environmental managers focusing on pollution and decontamination will find both key contextual information and practical details that are essential in understanding the use of microbial technology for combatting pollutants. Recent advancements in the field of NGS (next-generation sequencing) have allowed more detailed genomic, bioinformatics and metagenomic analyses of potential environmentally important microbes that have led to significant breakthroughs into key bio-degradative pathways. With the increase in human activities around the globe, toxic pollutants from multiple sources have contaminated the earth on a large number scale.

Key Features

  • Explores advanced microbiological tools and techniques for the remediation of severe pollutants from the environment
  • Presents practical case studies and examples of the use of microbial technology for decontamination from across the globe
  • Provides insights into key elements of microbiological consortia and their role in decontamination, particularly the impact of these techniques on sustainability, ecology and economy


Environmental researchers and managers investigating pollution and contaminants, biotechnologists, microbiologists

Table of Contents

  • 1. Environmental contamination as a threat to fragile ecosystems
    2. Unravelling a correlation between environmental contaminants and human health
    3. Scope of Microbe mediated techniques for environment clean up
    4. Eco-friendly technologies for decontamination of environmental pollutants
    5. Bioremediation as a tool to decontaminate the polluted environments
    6. Bioremediation of radionuclides: Strategies and approaches
    7. Decontamination of dyes and metals using microbial consortia
    8. Environmental Microbiology: Current trends and future prospects
    9. Microbial consortia for pollution remediation: Success stories
    10. Biotransformation as a technique in pollution decontamination
    11. Biofilm mediated decontamination of pollutants from the environment
    12. Enzymatic bioremediation of polyaromatic hydrocarbons by microbial consortia
    13. Endophytic and growth-promoting bacteria in the bioremediation of contaminants
    14. Genetically engineered bacteria: A novel technique for environment decontamination
    15. Molecular approaches to study microbial bioremediation
    16. Transcriptomic approaches in bioremediation of Polluted environments
    17. Microbial decontamination: Economical and environmental benefits

Product details

  • No. of pages: 456
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: June 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323918930

About the Editors

Gowhar Dar

Dr. Gowhar Hamid Dar PHD is currently working as an Assistant Professor in Environmental Science, Sri Pratap College, Cluster University Srinagar. He has a PhD in Environmental Science with specialization in Environmental Microbiology (Fish Microbiology, Fish Pathology, Industrial Microbiology, Taxonomy and Limnology). He has more than 40 papers in international journals of repute and a number of books with international publishers. He has been working on the isolation, identification and characterization of microbes, their pathogenic behavior and impact of pollution on the development of diseases in fish fauna for the last several years. He also acts as a member of various research and academic committees.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences, Sri Pratap College, Cluster University Srinagar, India

Rouf Bhat

Rouf Ahmad Bhat is Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Science, at Sri Pratap College, Cluster University, Srinagar, India. His research interests are limnology, toxicology, phytochemistry, and phytoremediation, focusing on discovering diverse capacities of plants for use in aquatic pollution.

Affiliations and Expertise

renowned researcher and instructor in Environmental Science, presently affiliated with the Department of School Education, Jammu & Kashmir, India

Humaira Qadri

Dr. Humaira Qadri Ph. D is actively involved in teaching post-graduate students of Environmental Science for the past ten years in Sri Pratap College Campus, Cluster University Srinagar, J&K, India. She is also head of the Department of Environment and Water Management. A gold medallist at her master’s level, she has earned a number of awards and certificates of merit. Her specialization is in Limnology, Nutrient Dynamics and Phytoremediation. She has published scores of papers in international journals and has more than ten books with national and international publishers. She also has been on the scientific board of various international conferences and holds life memberships of various international organizations.

Affiliations and Expertise

Head of the Department of Environment and Water Management, Sri Pratap College, Cluster University Srinagar, India

Khalid Hakeem

Khalid Rehman Hakeem is a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science at King Abdulaziz University in Saudi Arabia. He has more than 12 years of experience in plant eco-physiology, biotechnology and molecular biology, medicinal plant research, plant-microbe-soil interactions as well as in environmental studies. He has edited 60 books, authored 65 book chapters, and produced over 120 research publications with international publishers.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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