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Microbial Biodegradation and Bioremediation. Techniques and Case Studies for Environmental Pollution. Edition No. 2

  • Book
  • November 2021
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 5342490

Microbial Biodegradation and Bioremediation: Techniques and Case Studies for Environmental Pollution, Second Edition describes the successful application of microbes and their derivatives for bioremediation of potentially toxic and relatively novel compounds in the environment. Our natural biodiversity and environment is in danger due to the release of continuously emerging potential pollutants by anthropogenic activities. Though many attempts have been made to eradicate and remediate these noxious elements, thousands of xenobiotics of relatively new entities emerge every day, thus worsening the situation. Primitive microorganisms are highly adaptable to toxic environments, and can reduce the load of toxic elements by their successful transformation and remediation.

This completely updated new edition presents many new technologies and techniques and includes theoretical context and case studies in every chapter. Microbial Biodegradation and Bioremediation: Techniques and Case Studies for Environmental Pollution, Second Edition serves as a single-source reference and encompasses all categories of pollutants and their applications in a convenient, comprehensive format for researchers in environmental science and engineering, pollution, environmental microbiology, and biotechnology.

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Table of Contents

1. Microbial bioremediation: A potential tool for restoration of the contaminated areas 2. Heavy metals and hydrocarbons: Adverse effects and mechanism of toxicity 3. Nanotoxicity: Aspects and concerns in biological systems 4. Application of molecular techniques for assessment of microbial communities in contaminated sites 5. Microbial indicators for monitoring pollution and bioremediation 6. Biofilm mediated bioremediation of PAHs 7. Nano-particle based bioremediation 8. Bioremediation using extremophiles 9. Role of Actinobacteria in bioremediation 10. Biology, genetic aspects and oxidative stress response of Streptomyces and strategies for bioremediation of toxic metals 11. Fungal bioremediation strategies 12. Microbial bioremediation of industrial effluents 13. Bioremediation of polythene wastes 14. Phycoremediation of contaminated water and soil coupled with generation of value added products 15. Feasibility of using microbial fuel cell technology for bioremediation 16. Microbial bioremediation: A metagenomic approach 17. In-silico approach in bioremediation 18. Microbial bioremediation of greenhouse gases 19. Enzymes/Enzymatic reactions in bioremediation 20. Microbiological metabolism under chemical stress 21. Bioremediation of pesticides: A case study 22. Microalgae in removal of heavy metal and organic pollutants from soil 23. Bioremediation of aquaculture effluents 24. Aquifer microbiology of different geogenic setting for environmental biogeotechnology 25. Exploring prospects of mono-oxygenases based bio-catalyst in xenobiotics and their computational modelling 26. White-rot fungi and their Environmental applications 27. Remediation of environmental pollution by genetically engineered Bacteria 28. Toxicity on human-health and adverse consequences of cosmetics 29. Bioremediation of Steroidal Estrogens 30. Increased coverage of nanoremediation/ Applications and implications of nanotechnology in remediation of environmental pollutants 31. Bioremediation of Heavy Metals/ New insights into bioremediation of toxic metals 32. Expanded coverage of effluents from various industries 33. New Techniques for contaminant transport/ monitoring of contaminant transport 34. In situ and ex situ methods of bioremediation 35. Factors affecting bioremediation 36. Non-molecular methods of monitoring bioremediation 


Surajit Das Assistant Professor, Laboratory of Environmental Microbiology and Ecology, NIT, India. Dr. Surajit Das is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Life Science, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, Odisha, India since 2009. He received his Ph.D. in Microbiology from Centre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology, Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India. He has been the awardee of Endeavour Research Fellowship of Australian Government for carrying out Postdoctoral research at University of Tasmania on marine microbial technology. He is currently conducting research as the group leader of Laboratory of Environmental Microbiology and Ecology (LEnME) on biofilm based bioremediation of PAHs and heavy metals by marine bacteria, nanoparticle-based drug delivery and nano-bioremediation; and the metagenomic approach for exploring the diversity of catabolic gene and immunoglobulins in the Indian Major Carps, with the help of research grants from the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. Hirak Ranjan Dash Forensic Science Laboratory, Sagar, Madhya Pradesh, India. Hirak Ranjan Dash is a Researcher for the Forensic Science Laboratory at India's National Institute of Technology. His expertise is in the field of environmental and forensic microbiology, DNA fingerprinting, microbial phylogeny and diversity, genetics, bioremediation, degradation of biological materials and applied microbiology. He has authored many publications, including articles, book chapters, and books.