Wastewater Treatment

Wastewater Treatment

Cutting-Edge Molecular Tools, Techniques and Applied Aspects

1st Edition - January 30, 2021

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  • Editors: Maulin Shah, Angana Sarkar, Sukhendu Mandal
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128218952
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128218815

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Wastewater Treatment: Cutting-Edge Molecular Tools, Techniques and Applied Aspects reports new findings in existing molecular biology strategies, including their limitations, challenges and potential application to remove environmental pollutants through advancements made in cutting edge tools. In addition, the book introduces new trends and advances in environmental bioremediation with thorough discussions on recent developments in this field.

Key Features

  • Describes the application of different omics tools in wastewater 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 the need for the use of cutting-edge molecular tools


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

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 contaminants: 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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 596
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: January 30, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128218952
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128218815

About the Editors

Maulin Shah

Dr. Maulin P. Shah is Chief Scientist and Head of the Industrial Waste Water Research Lab, Division of Applied and Environmental Microbiology Lab at Enviro Technology Ltd., Ankleshwar, Gujarat, India. His work focuses on the impact of industrial pollution on the microbial diversity of wastewater following cultivation-dependent and cultivation-independent analysis. His major work involves isolation, screening, identification, and genetically engineering high-impact microbes for the degradation of hazardous materials. His research interests include biological wastewater treatment, environmental microbiology, biodegradation, bioremediation, and 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 more than 50 books of international repute (Elsevier, Springer, RSC, and CRC Press). He is an active editorial board member in top-rated journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Industrial Waste Water Research Laboratory, Division of Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 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

Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology and MEdical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, 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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