Nano-Bioremediation: Fundamentals and Applications

Nano-Bioremediation: Fundamentals and Applications

1st Edition - November 8, 2021

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  • Editors: Hafiz Iqbal, Muhammad Bilal, Tuan Anh Nguyen
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128239629
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128241684

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Nano-Bioremediation: Fundamentals and Applications explores how nano-bioremediation is used to remedy environmental pollutants. The book's chapters focus on the design, fabrication and application of advanced nanomaterials and their integration with biotechnological processes for the monitoring and treatment of pollutants in environmental matrices. It is an important reference source for materials scientists, engineers and environmental scientists who are looking to increase their understanding of bioremediation at the nanoscale. The mitigation of environmental pollution is the biggest challenge to researchers and the scientific community, hence this book provides answers to some important questions. As an advanced hybrid technology, nano-bioremediation refers to the integration of nanomaterials and bioremediation for the remediation of pollutants. The rapid pace of urbanization, massive development of industrial sectors, and modern agricultural practices all cause a controlled or  uncontrolled release of environmentally-related hazardous contaminants that are seriously threatening every key sphere, including the atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, lithosphere, and anthroposphere.

Key Features

  • Explores the current and potential applications of nano-bioremediation in the remediation of hazardous pollutants
  • Outlines the major properties and classes of nanomaterials that make them efficient bioremediation agents
  • Assesses the major challenges of effectively implementing bioremediation techniques at the nanoscale


Materials scientists and engineers 

Table of Contents

    1. Nano-bioremediation: an introduction
    2. Classification, potential routes, and risks of emerging pollutants
    3. Characterization of nanomaterials used in nano-bioremediation
    4. Nanotoxicity and antibacterial properties of nanomaterials, when used in nano-bioremediation
    5. Interactions of nanomaterials with microbes

    6. Nano-bioremediation for air remediation: an introduction
    7. Bionanosensors to detect (and quantify) air pollutants (nanobiosensors for virus detection in the air)
    8. Nanomaterials for biological membrane in filtration processes (immobilization of nanoparticles in the filtration of bio-membrane structures)
    9. Bioremediation of air using microorganisms encapsulated within a nanoshell (nanocontainer/nanocapsule)
    10. Nanomaterials in bioadsorbents for airborne particulate matter
    11. Nano-bioremediation for indoor air treatment
    12. Toxicity/risk assessment of nanomaterials when used in air remediation
    13. Nanomaterials for biological- and physicochemical-combination processes

    14. Nano-bioremediation for water remediation: an introduction
    15. Nanostructured catalytic biomembranes for water filtration
    16. Nano-biocatalysts for wastewater remediation and redefining of pollutants
    17. Nano-biosorbents to remove contaminants from water matrices
    18. Enzyme-linked nanomaterials to mitigate emerging contaminants
    19. Toxicity/risk assessment of nanomaterials when used in water remediation

    20. Nano-bioremediation for soil remediation: an introduction
    21. Soil contamination, risk assessment, and nano-bioremediation
    22. Nanobiosensors for soil quality monitoring
    23. Bioremediation of organic pesticides using nanomaterials
    24. Nano-sorbents to remove heavy metal pollutants
    25. Nano-bioremediation of insecticides and herbicides
    26. Toxic risks of nanomaterials used in soil remediation

    27. Pilot scale treatment of environment using nano-bioremediation
    28. Current challenges, research gaps, and measures
    29. Enforcement and legislation
    30. Future perspectives

Product details

  • No. of pages: 588
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: November 8, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128239629
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128241684

About the Editors

Hafiz Iqbal

Hafiz M N Iqbal is a Research Professor in the School of Engineering and Sciences at the Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico. His areas 0f research are biomaterials, bioengineering, biomedical engineering, environmental engineering, bioremediation, bio-catalysis, enzymes, immobilization, chemical engineering, green chemistry, algal biotechnology, and bioenergy.

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Engineering and Sciences, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico

Muhammad Bilal

Prof. Muhammad Bilal is an associate professor in the School of Life Science and Food Engineering, Huaiyin Institute of Technology, Huaian 223003, China and and Adjunct Researcher at Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He has published more than 350 research papers in the leading international journals and also serve as Associate editor in several journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Life Science and Food Engineering, Huaiyin Institute of Technology, Huaian, China

Tuan Anh Nguyen

Tuan Anh Nguyen is Principal Research Scientist at the Institute for Tropical Technology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam. His research focuses on advanced nanomaterials and applied nanotechnology. His research activities include smart coatings, conducting polymers, corrosion and protection of metals/concrete, antibacterial materials, and smart sensors/devices. He is Editor-In-Chief of Kenkyu Journal of Nanotechnology & Nanoscience and Founding Co-Editor-In-Chief of Current Nanotoxicity & Prevention.

Affiliations and Expertise

Principal Research Scientist, Institute for Tropical Technology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam

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