Microorganisms for Sustainable Environment and Health covers hazardous pollutants released from natural as well as anthropogenic activities and implications on environmental and human health. This book serves as a valuable source of basic knowledge and recent developments in the clean technologies and pollution-associated diseases and abnormalities in the context of microorganisms. Focused on current solutions to various environmental problems in the field of bioremediation, it provides a detailed knowledge on the various types of toxic environmental pollutants discharged from different sources, their toxicological effects in environments, humans, animals and plants as well as their biodegradation and bioremediation approaches.
This book helps environmental scientists and microbiologists learn about existing environmental problems and suggests ways to control or contain their effects by employing various treatment approaches.
- Provides information on waste treatment approaches using microbes
- Includes applications in biofuel and bioenergy production
- Covers green belt development, hydroponics, phytoremediation, wetland treatment technology, and common effluent treatment plants (CETPs)
- Discusses dissemination of antibiotic resistance among pathogenic microbes and strategies to combat multi-drug resistance (MDR)
1. Recent advancement in the biotechnological application of lignin Peroxidase and its future prospects 2. Microorganism: An ecofriendly tool for waste management and environmental safety 3. Actinobacteria for the effective removal of toxic dyes 4. Arsenic toxicity: Adverse effect and recent advance in microbes mediated bioremediation 5. Biofilm mediated bioremediation and other applications 6. Waste Treatment Approaches for environmental sustainability 7. Biodegradation of Environmental Pollutant through Pathways Engineering and Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) Approaches 8. Exploring the microbiome of smokeless tobacco 9. Microbial ligninolytic enzymes and their role in bioremediation 10. Recent advancements in microalgal-induced remediation of wastewaters 11. Hospital-acquired infection: an Emerging Challenge in Healthcare 12. Methanotrophs: An Efficient tool in Bioremediation for Environmental Pollutants 13. Cyanobacteria as source of novel antimicrobials: a boon to mankind 14. Composite nanostructure: A potential material for environmental safety and health 15. In Silico bioremediation strategies for removal of environmental pollutants released from paper mills using bacterial ligninolytic enzymes 16. Potential Application of Microbial Pectinases: An overview 17. Foods, Urbanization, and rapidly changing microbial dynamics 18. Understanding and Combating the Antibiotic Resistance Crisis 19. Multidrug resistance in pathogenic microorganisms 20. Microbial hydrogen production: Fundamentals to applications 21. Antibiotics: Mechanisms of Action and Modern Challenges 22. Food Poisoning Hazards and Their Consequences Over Food Safety 23. Application of Microbial Consortia in Degradation and Detoxification of Industrial Pollutants 24. Environmental pollution: Causes, effects, and the remedies 25. Microplastic degradation by bacteria in aquatic ecosystem 26. The role of microbial pathogens in cancer development: A potential guide to new anticancer drugs
Pankaj Chowdhary currently works at the Department of Microbiology, at Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (A Central University), Lucknow India. He received his Ph.D. in Environmental Microbiology from Department of Microbiology, at Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (A Central University), Lucknow India. The focus of his research is the role of ligninolytic enzyme producing bacterial in the degradation of coloring compounds from distillery wastewater. He has published original research and review articles in peer-reviewed journals of high impact. He has also published many National and International book chapters & magazine articles on the biodegradation and bioremediation.
Abhay Raj's research team is broadly focused on bioremediation of industrial wastes
(paper and tannery industry), bacterial enzyme (xylanase, laccase and lignin peroxidases), and microbial genomics. He has studied screening and evaluation of bacterial strains for ligninolytic enzymes (LiP & Lac), basic mechanisms behind treatment and changes in the paper mill effluent toxicity after treatment. He has published more than 50 national/international articles and reviews in peer reviewed journals. Currently Dr. Raj oversees 7 Ph.D. students and more than 32 Ph.D. dissertations have been completed under his supervision. In addition, Dr. Raj has handled major R&D projects funded by DatStat.
Dr. Verma received his Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of Delhi South Campus. His research area is retrieving thermo-alkali-stable xylanase genes using metagenomic approaches. He has received post-doc experience from CSIR-IGIB, New Delhi. Currently, he is researching the areas of Microbiomics and Metagenomics.
Yusuf Akhter is an Assistant Professor at Babsaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, India. He received his PhD in Biochemistry from University of Hyderabad. Dr Dr. Akhter has carried out his research at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory-Hamburg (Germany) and the Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (India) in the laboratories of biochemistry and structural biology. He was awarded with a DAAD fellowship for his doctoral studies and an EMBO long term fellowship for his post-doctoral research at EMBL-Hamburg. He also serves as an editorial board member/reviewer for several international journals published by Nature publishing group, Biomed central, PLoS, Elsevier, Taylor & Francis, Bentham Science Publishers, and Springer. He was a visiting lecturer at Universiti Technology Malaysia. His research interests are focused on therapeutic targets from microbial pathogens and microbes for sustainable development. His research group uses computational and molecular biology techniques to analyze biomolecular patterns and structures and their functional mechanisms.