Relationship Between Microbes and Environment for Sustainable Ecosystem Services, Volume Three: Microbial Tools for Sustainable Ecosystem Services promotes advances in sustainable solutions, value-added products, and fundamental research in microbes and the environment. Topics include advanced and recent developments in the use of microbes for sustainable development. Volume Three includes concepts and applications of microbes in ecosystem services, with a focus on sustainable practices. The book will include case studies and utility of microbes on both geographical and production system-wide considerations. This book provides reference information ranging from the description of various microbial applications for the sustainability in different aspects of food, energy, environment industry and social development. This book will be helpful to environmental biotechnology scientists, industrial professionals and experts working in the field of microbiology.
Covers the latest developments, recent applications and future research avenues in microbial biotechnology for sustainable development
Includes expressive tables and figures with concise information about sustainable ecosystem services
Provides a wide variety of applications and modern practices of harnessing the potential of microbes in the environment
Scientists, experts and industrial professionals working in the field of microbe-based products
Table of Contents
1. Clean energy production by microorganisms: A sustainable approach 2. Prospects of clean energy from bacteria, fungus and algae 3. Microbiology of biofuels: Cultivating the future 4. Algal Biofuel production and its effect on sustainable ecosystem services 5. Role of Microbial Xylanases in bio-refinery platform and it's impact on ecosystem services 6. Microbial filters for Air Treatment: A Sustainable Approach 7. Epiphytic lichens as an effective tool for assessing air pollution 8. Cyanobacteria: A Pro-pollution Indicator for Environmental Hazards 9. Microorganism in waste valorization and its impact on the environment and economy. 10. Algae: Scope and future to combat pollution 11. Role of Algae in controlling and biomonitoring pollutants in aquatic ecosystem 12. Bioremediation of chlorophenols for the production of biogas: A green alternative 13. Microbial surfactants: approaches in environmental contamination management 14. Microbial enzymes: a new approach for contamination management 15. Role of beneficial microbes in biotic and abiotic stress
Dr. Jastin Samuel (PhD) is working as Assistant Professor leading waste valorization research lab at Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab, India. He has more than a decade experience in R&D. He has been an active part of DST, EU-DBT, and CSIR-funded projects. He was awarded the prestigious CSIR-SRF fellowship in Engineering (ENG42) in 2013. Along with his team, he has developed lab-scale mine wastewater treatment system for opencast mines at Orissa, India; established ETP tertiary treatment facility for two industries (sugar industry and distillery industry) with reuse and business proposition in Andhra Pradesh, India, that is, approved by CPCB; established a water treatment facility at Pondicherry in PPP mode with the State Government. He is presently working on pathway assessment and mitigation of Micro and Nano-plastics. He has been a member of review boards of various journals and conferences in India and abroad.
Affiliations and Expertise
Assistant Professor at the Department of Microbiology, and leads the Waste Valorization Research Lab, Lovely Professional University, Punjab, India
Dr. Ajay Kumar is currently working as visiting scientist in Agriculture Research Organization, Volcani center, RishonLeziyon, 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. Recently London Journal Press provide him “Quarterly Franklin Membership" (Membership ID#TM89775) for their significant contribution in the research field. In addition, he is invited member in the editorial committee of “International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences”and “Journal of Plant Science and Agriculture Research. He is also act as reviewer in some leading journals like PLOS ONE, Agriculture, Ecosystem and Environment, Biological Control, Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 3Biotech etc.
He has already edited some book with “Elsevier” like “PGPR amelioration in Sustainable agriculture”, “Climate Change and Agriculture Ecosystem”, “Role of Plant growth promoting bacteria in sustainable Agriculture and Nanotechnology”, “Microbial Endophytes: Prospects for Sustainable Agriculture”, “Abatements of Environmental Pollutants” and some are under the production
Affiliations and Expertise
visiting scientist at the Department of Postharvest Science, Agriculture Research Organization, Volcani Center, Rishon LeZion, Israel
Prof. Joginder Singh is a Professor in the Department of Microbiology, Lovely Professional University, Punjab, India. Previously, he has worked as Young Scientist at Microbial Biotechnology and Biofertilizer Laboratory, Department of Botany, Jai Narain Vyas University in Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. He is an active member of various scientific societies and organizations including, Association of Microbiologists of India, Indian Society of Salinity Research Scientists, Indian Society for Radiation Biology, and European Federation of Biotechnology. He has published extensively with Elsevier and Springer both in journals and books. He serves as a reviewer for many prestigious journals, including Current Research in Engineering, Science and Technology, Journal of Cleaner Production, Science of the Total Environment, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Pedosphere, Soil and Sediment Contamination, Symbiosis, International Journal of Phytoremediation, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, Annals of Agricultural Sciences, Annals of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences and many more.
Affiliations and Expertise
Professor at the Department of Microbiology, Lovely Professional University, Punjab, India