Wastewater Treatment - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128218815

Wastewater Treatment

1st Edition

Cutting Edge Molecular Tools, Techniques and Applied Aspects

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Editors: Maulin P. Shah Angana Sarkar Sukhendu Mandal
Paperback ISBN: 9780128218815
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st October 2020
Page Count: 712
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Cutting edge molecular tools, techniques and applied aspects in wastewater treatment. Wastewater Treatment reports the new findings in the existing molecular biology strategies with their limitations and challenges and their potential application to remove environmental pollutants through the advancements made in cutting edge tools. It also introduces the new trends and advances in environmental bioremediation with thorough discussion of recent developments in this field by an application of cutting edge molecular tools.

Key Features

  • Describes application of different Omic tools in Waste water treatment plants (WWTPs)
  • Describes the role of microorganisms in WWTPs
  • Points out the reuse of treated wastewater through emerging technologies
  • Includes the recovery of resources from wastewater
  • Emphasizes on cutting edge molecular tools


Engineers, scientists and managers who require an excellent introduction and basic knowledge to the principles of molecular biology or molecular genomics in the area of waste water treatment. Students on Environmental Biotechnology/Microbiology. Different professionals working or interested in the Environmental Microbiology, Boremediation or Environmental Genomics field

Table of Contents

  1. Application of omic tools for microbial community structure and function analysis
  2. Metagenomics: A possible solution for uncovering the "mystery box" of microbial communities involved in the treatment of wastewater
  3. Molecular tools for microbial diversity analysis
  4. The role of microorganisms in performance optimization of WWTPs
  5. Environmental contaminents: treatments, threats, toxicity and tools for sustainability
  6. Improvement of biodegradability index of industrial wastewater using different pre-treatment techniques
  7. Biota debromination in wastewaters
  8. Application of meta-transcriptomics in wastewater treatment processes
  9. The role of fungal species in the bioremediation of metals
  10. Molecular biology techniques for the detection of contaminants in wastewater
  11. Current treatment technologies for the removal of microplastic and microfiber pollutants from wastewater
  12. Wastewater treatment for bioenergy purposes on metaproteomic approach
  13. Peracetic acid in the reuse of treated wastewaters
  14. Bio-electrochemical methods for the recovery of products from wastewater
  15. Microbes-based nanomaterials for wastewater treatment and the decontamination of water
  16. Biological wastewater treatment technology: Microalgae
  17. Prokaryotic and eukaryotic diversity in wastewater treatment: phenotypic characterization, molecular techniques and bioprospecting
  18. Immobilized microalgae for removing industrial pollutants: a greener technique
  19. Advances in biotechnological tools for bioremediation of wastewater using a bacterial-algal symbiotic system
  20. Algae-based wastewater treatment and biorefinery
  21. Application of omic tools for microbial community structure and function analysis
  22. Meta-omics studies of microbial communities in hollow fiber membrane biofilm reactors treating contaminants in water resources: recent advances
  23. Omics: a step towards understanding the complex diversity of microbial community at contaminated sites
  24. Advanced omics technologies: relevance to environment and microbial community
  25. Molecular tools: advanced approaches to analyse the diversity of microbial community
  26. Microbial electrochemical heavy metal removal: from fundamentals to recent developments
  27. The role of modern innovative techniques for assessing and monitoring heavy metal and pesticide pollution in different environs


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About the Editor

Maulin P. Shah

Maulin P. Shah, currently Chief Scientist & Head – Industrial Waste Water Research Lab, Division of Applied and Environmental Microbiology Lab at Enviro Technology Ltd., Ankleshwar, Gujarat, India, has served as an Assistant Professor at Godhra, Gujarat University in 2001. He has more than 160 research publication in highly reputed national and international journals. He is an active Editorial Board Member in 75 highly reputed Journal’s in the field of Environmental & Biological Sciences. ”. He has been appointed as an Editor-in-Chief in two journals viz. (1) Research Journal of Microbiology & (2) Journal of Biotechnology and Biomaterials. His work has been focused to assess the impact of industrial pollution on microbial diversity of wastewater following cultivation dependant and cultivation independent analysis. His major work involves isolation, screening, identification and Genetic Engineering of high impact of Microbes for the degradation of hazardous materials.

Affiliations and Expertise

Chief Scientist and Head, Industrial Waste Water Research Lab, Division of Applied and Environmental Microbiology Lab, Enviro Technology Ltd., Ankleshwar, Gujarat, India

Angana Sarkar

Prof. Angana Sarkar pursued her graduation in Agricultural Engineering from Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswasvidyalaya, West Bengal, India, followed by post-graduation in Biotechnology & Biochemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India 2008. Later, she completed her Ph.D. in Environmental Biotechnlogy from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India. Subsequently she joined National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, India in the year 2015 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biotechnology & Medical Engineering. Her research area is mainly focused on (i) Pollutant detection using biosensors, (ii) Groundwater bioremediation, (iii) Waste water (domestic and industrial) treatment (iv) Solid waste management by bio-refinery approach to produce environmental waste to value like bioethanol, pigment, biofertilizars etc. and (iv) Hydrocarbon and other organic pollutants degradation.

Affiliations and Expertise

Agricultural Engineering from Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswasvidyalaya, West Bengal, India

Sukhendu Mandal

Prof. Sukhendu Mandal pursued his graduation in basic sciences from Suri Vidyasagar College,West Bengal, India, followed by post-graduation in Microbiology from Viswa Bharti University, India 2000. Later, he completed his Ph.D. in Microbiology from Bose Institute, West Bengal, India. Subsequently he joined Waksman Institute, New Jersey, USA, where he perused his post doc in the year 2012. Presently he is working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology, Calcutta University, West Bengal, India. His research areas are mainly focused on Antimicrobial drug discovery specially again MDR pathogens, Bacterial remediation of environmental wastes, Interaction of endophytic and rhizospheric bacteria with plants, Role of alternate sigma factors in Mycobacterial gene expression., Bacterial genomics, Environmental Pollutants remediation strategy, Bacterial Taxonomy and molecular systematics. He is also serving as a reviewer in various journals of national and international repute.

Affiliations and Expertise

Suri Vidyasagar College, West Bengal, India

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