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Bioremediation and Bioeconomy

  • ID: 3329191
  • Book
  • 730 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Bioremediation and Bioeconomy provides a common platform for scientists from various backgrounds to find sustainable solutions to environmental issues, including the ever-growing lack of water resources which are under immense pressure due to land degradation, pollution, population explosion, urbanization, and global economic development.

In addition, large amounts of toxic waste have been dispersed in thousands of contaminated sites and bioremediation is emerging as an invaluable tool for environmental clean-up.

The book addresses these challenge by presenting innovative and cost-effective solutions to decontaminate polluted environments, including usage of contaminated land and waste water for bioproducts such as natural fibers, biocomposites, and fuels to boost the economy.

Users will find a guide that helps scientists from various backgrounds find sustainable solutions to these environmental issues as they address the topical issues crucial for understanding new and innovative approaches for sustainable development.

- Provides a compilation of new information on phytoremediation not found in other books in the present market- The first book to link phytoremediation and the bioeconomy- Includes strategies to utilize contaminated soils for producing bioresources and co-generation of value chain and value additions products

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I. Bioproducts from contaminated substrates (soil and water)

1. Trace element contaminated agrocenoses in Ukraine for production of biodiesel

2. Energy plantations, medicinal and aromatic plants on contaminated/ metalliferous soil

3. Prosopis juliflora (Sw) DC
potential for bioremediation and biobased economy

4. Giant reed (Arundo donax L.): a multipurpose crop bridging phytoremediation with sustainable bio-economy

II. Biomass Energy, Biodiesel and Biofuel from contaminated substrates

5. Biomass energy from revegetation of landfill sites

6. Bioenergy from phytoremediated phytomass of aquatic plants via gasification

7. Jatropha curcas L. cultivation on constrained land
Exploring the potential for economic growth and environmental protection

8. Potential of castor bean (Ricinus communis L.) for phytoremediation of metalliferous waste assisted by plant growth promoting bacteria
possible cogeneration of economic products

III. Ornamentals and crops for contaminated substrates

9. Potential of ornamental plants for phytoremediation of heavy metals and income generation

10. Tree crops on abandoned mines for environmental remediation and industrial feedstock

11. Rice paddies for trace element cleanup
Bioeconomic perspectives

12. Cultivation of Sweet Sorghum on Heavy Metal Contaminated Soils by Phytoremediation Approach for production of sweet fuel

IV. Brownfield development for smart bioeconomy

13. Mulberry and Vetiver for phytostabilization of mine over burden: Co-generation of economic products

14. Utilization of contaminated lands for cultivation plant resources for production of dyes

15. Brownfield restoration as a smart economic growth option for promoting ecotourism and leisure
Two case studies in Nord
Pas-de-Calais territory (France)

16. Biological recultivation of mine industry deserts
facilitating the formation of phytocoenosis in the middle Ural region, Russia

V. Algal bioproducts, biofuels, biorefinery for business opportunities

17. Phycoremediation and business prospectus

18. Algae based bioremediation: Bioproducts and biofuels for biobusiness

VI. Bioprocesses, Bioengineering for boosting biobased economy

19. Building a Biobased economy through waste remediation: Innovation towards a sustainable future

20. Energy from waste water treatment plants

21. Bioprocesses for Waste and Wastewater Remediation and Sustainable Energy Generation

VII. Case studies

22. Bioremediation in Brazil: Challenges to improve the development and application to boost up the bioeconomy

23. Phytoremediation of Soil and Groundwater
Economic Benefits over Traditional Methodologies

24. Phytomanagement of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Heavy Metals Contaminated Sites in Assam, North Eastern State of India for Boosting Bio-economy

VIII. New Biology

25. Ecocatalysis: A New Approach Towards Bioeconomy

26. Synthetic biology
an emerging field for developing economies

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Prasad, Majeti Narasimha Vara
M.N.V. Prasad is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Hyderabad. He has served the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India in various advisory committees on biodiversity conservation, ecosystem services, pollution control and abatement, environmental information systems and bioremediation of contaminated sites. He is an active visiting scientist in several international universities. He is the editor, co-editor, or author of 15 books and 95 journal articles (with over 6277 journal citations and h-index 41 as per google scholar). He has made outstanding contributions to the fields of Bioremediation, Bioresources, Biomass energy sources, bioeconomy and to the broad field of environmental biotechnology (including value chain and value addition products from plants used in phytoremediation) and bioremediation are his main areas of expertise.
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