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Nano-Bioremediation: Fundamentals and Applications. Micro and Nano Technologies

  • Book

  • November 2021
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 5315233

Nano-Bioremediation: Fundamentals and Applications explores how nano-bioremediation is used to remedy environmental pollutants. The book's chapters focus on the design, fabrication and application of advanced nanomaterials and their integration with biotechnological processes for the monitoring and treatment of pollutants in environmental matrices. It is an important reference source for materials scientists, engineers and environmental scientists who are looking to increase their understanding of bioremediation at the nanoscale. The mitigation of environmental pollution is the biggest challenge to researchers and the scientific community, hence this book provides answers to some important questions.

As an advanced hybrid technology, nano-bioremediation refers to the integration of nanomaterials and bioremediation for the remediation of pollutants. The rapid pace of urbanization, massive development of industrial sectors, and modern agricultural practices all cause a controlled or� uncontrolled release of environmentally-related hazardous contaminants that are seriously threatening every key sphere, including the atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, lithosphere, and anthroposphere.

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Table of Contents

PART 1: BASIC PRINCIPLES 1. Nano-bioremediation: an introduction 2. Classification, potential routes, and risks of emerging pollutants 3. Characterization of nanomaterials used in nano-bioremediation 4. Nanotoxicity and antibacterial properties of nanomaterials, when used in nano-bioremediation 5. Interactions of nanomaterials with microbes

PART 2: NANOMATERIALS-BASED BIOTECHNOLOGY FOR AIR REMEDIATION� 6. Nano-bioremediation for air remediation: an introduction 7. Bionanosensors to detect (and quantify) air pollutants (nanobiosensors for virus detection in the air) 8. Nanomaterials for biological membrane in filtration processes (immobilization of nanoparticles in the filtration of bio-membrane structures) 9. Bioremediation of air using microorganisms encapsulated within a nanoshell (nanocontainer/nanocapsule) 10. Nanomaterials in bioadsorbents for airborne particulate matter 11. Nano-bioremediation for indoor air treatment 12. Toxicity/risk assessment of nanomaterials when used in air remediation 13. Nanomaterials for biological- and physicochemical-combination processes

PART 3: NANOMATERIALS-BASED BIOTECHNOLOGY FOR WATER REMEDIATION 14. Nano-bioremediation for water remediation: an introduction 15. Nanostructured catalytic biomembranes for water filtration 16. Nano-biocatalysts for wastewater remediation and redefining of pollutants 17. Nano-biosorbents to remove contaminants from water matrices 18. Enzyme-linked nanomaterials to mitigate emerging contaminants 19. Toxicity/risk assessment of nanomaterials when used in water remediation

PART 4: NANOMATERIALS-BASED BIOTECHNOLOGY FOR SOIL REMEDIATION 20. Nano-bioremediation for soil remediation: an introduction 21. Soil contamination, risk assessment, and nano-bioremediation 22. Nanobiosensors for soil quality monitoring 23. Bioremediation of organic pesticides using nanomaterials 24. Nano-sorbents to remove heavy metal pollutants 25. Nano-bioremediation of insecticides and herbicides 26. Toxic risks of nanomaterials used in soil remediation

PART 5: CURRENT PILOT/INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS AND FUTURE SCOPE 27. Pilot scale treatment of environment using nano-bioremediation 28. Current challenges, research gaps, and measures 29. Enforcement and legislation 30. Future perspectives

Authors

Hafiz M. N. Iqbal Research Professor, School of Engineering and Sciences, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico. Hafiz M.N. Iqbal, Research Professor at the School of Engineering and Sciences of the Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico. Muhammad Bilal Associate Professor, Department of Sanitary Engineering, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Gdansk University of Technology, Gdansk, Poland. Muhammad Bilal, Associate Professor at the Institute of Chemical Technology and Engineering, Faculty of Chemical Technology, Poznan University of Technology, Poland. Tuan Anh Nguyen Institute for Tropical Technology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam. Tuan Anh Nguyen is Principal Research Scientist at the Institute for Tropical Technology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam. His research focuses on advanced nanomaterials and nanotechnology for corrosion and materials integrity in transportation systems. His research activities include smart coatings, conducting polymers, corrosion and protection of metals/concrete, antibacterial materials, and advanced nanomaterials.