Removal of Toxic Pollutants through Microbiological and Tertiary Treatment

Removal of Toxic Pollutants through Microbiological and Tertiary Treatment

New Perspectives

1st Edition - August 19, 2020

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  • Editor: Maulin Shah
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128210147
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128216828

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Removal of Toxic Pollutants through Microbiological and Tertiary Treatment: New Perspectives offers a current account of existing advanced oxidation strategies - including their limitations, challenges, and potential applications - in removing environmental pollutants through microbiological and tertiary treatment methods. The book introduces new trends and advances in environmental bioremediation technology, with thorough discussion of recent developments in the field. Updated information as well as future research directions in the field of bioremediation of industrial wastes is included. This book is an indispensable guide to students, researchers, scientists, and professionals working in fields such as microbiology, biotechnology, environmental sciences, eco-toxicology, and environmental remediation. The book also serves as a helpful guide for waste management professionals and those working on the biodegradation and bioremediation of industrial wastes and environmental pollutants for environmental sustainability.

Key Features

  • Introduces various treatment schemes, including microbiological and tertiary technologies for bioremediation of environmental pollutants and industrial wastes
  • Includes pharmaceutical wastewater, oil refinery wastewater, distillery wastewater, tannery wastewater, textile wastewater, mine tailing wastes, plastic wastes, and more
  • Describes the role of relatively new treatment technologies and their approaches in bioremediation, including molecular and protein engineering technologies, microbial enzymes, bio surfactants, plant-microbe interactions, and genetically engineered organisms
  • Provides many advanced technologies in the field of bioremediation and phytoremediation, including electro-bioremediation technology, microbial fuel cell technology, nano-bioremediation technology, and phytotechnologies


Chemical/Environmental Engineers, Researchers, Environmental Health and Risk Scientists, Environmental Chemists and Scientists, Environmentalists, Microbiologists and Biotechnologists, Waste Treatment Engineers and Managers

Table of Contents

  • 1. Bioremediation of Organic and Metal Co-contaminated Environments through various microbiological and advanced tertiary treatment technologies
    2. New Bioremediation Technologies to Remove Metal (loids) and Radionuclides through various microbiological and advanced tertiary treatment technologies
    3. Bioremediation of Soils Polluted with Hexavalent Chromium using Bacteria through various microbiological and advanced tertiary treatment technologies
    4. Accumulation and Detoxification of Metal(loid)s by Plants and Microbes through various microbiological and advanced tertiary treatment technologies
    5. Metal (loid) s Resistance in Plants through different treatment technologies
    6. Bioremediation of Metals by biological and tertiary treatment methods
    7. Phytoremediation of Metal (loids) and Radionuclides
    8. Nanotechnology for Bioremediation of Heavy Metal(loid)s
    9. Nitrate Pollution and its Remediation
    10. Bioremediation of Petroleum Sludge
    11. Diversity, Biodegradation and Bioremediation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
    12. Environmental Applications of Fungal and Plant Systems
    13. Fungal-Based Remediation
    14. Biofilms in Porous Media
    15. Emerging technologies on Nanotechnology, Micro plastic degradation, Antibiotics
    16.Case Study
    17. Applications of bioinformatics and computational tools in environmental genomics and bioremediation of environmental pollutants
    18. Field experience of Bioremediation and phytoremediation: Success stories and realism

Product details

  • No. of pages: 620
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2020
  • Published: August 19, 2020
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128210147
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128216828

About the Editor

Maulin Shah

Maulin Shah is an active researcher and scientific writer for over 20 years. He received a B.Sc. degree in 1999 in Microbiology from Gujarat University in Godhra, Gujarat, India. He also earned his Ph.D. degree in 2005 in Environmental Microbiology from Sardar Patel University in Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat, India. His research interests include biological wastewater treatment, environmental microbiology, biodegradation, bioremediation, & phytoremediation of environmental pollutants from industrial wastewaters. He has published more than 250 research papers in national and international journals of repute on various aspects of microbial biodegradation and bioremediation of environmental pollutants. He is the editor of 55 books of international repute.

Affiliations and Expertise

Researcher, Environmental Microbiology Lab, Gujarat, India

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