1st Edition

Antimicrobials in Environment

Edited By Arti Gupta, Ram Prasad Copyright 2025
    184 Pages 36 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book provides a multidisciplinary coverage of all manifestations of antimicrobials and antimicrobial resistance technology to promote eco-friendly processes and techniques for environmental sustainability. It covers various aspects of the multidisciplinary framework applying principles of microbiology, environmental toxicology, and chemistry to assess the human and ecological risks associated with exposure to antibiotics or antibiotic resistance genes that are environmental contaminants. In addition, it also provides a variety of photographs, diagrams, and tables to help illustrate the material. Bringing together contributions from researchers on different continents with expertise in antibiotic resistance in a range of diverse environmental sections, the book offers a detailed reflection on the paths that make antibiotic resistance a global threat, and the state-of-the-art in antibiotic resistance surveillance and risk assessment in complex environmental conditions.

    Students, researchers, scientists, environmentalists, academics, computational biologists, stakeholders, and policymakers can benefit from using Antimicrobial in Environment as a resource that addresses microbial biotechnology, microbiology, toxicology, and all disciplines related to antimicrobial research.

    Features of the book:

    • Covers antimicrobial resistance in the environment with up-to-date research
    • Includes recent references on each plausible antimicrobial resistance in the environment.
    • Details the possible spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria from an ecosystem.
    • Describes the public health impact of the use of antibiotics in the environment.
    • Presents cutting-edge research on nanotechnology, especially in food packaging, and emergent antimicrobial technologies.
    • Highlights the antibiotic resistance in the environment: challenges and outlook.

    1.            Environmental contamination and impact of urban effluents on the antimicrobial resistance of microbes

                    K.R. Preethy, M. Chamundeeswari,  K. Hemavarshini,  S. L. Divya Praba

    2.            Antimicrobial resistance in aquaculture at the juncture of global warming and other effects

                    K.R. Preethy, M. Chamundeeswari, G. Sivaranjani, K. Aishwarya

    3.            Sustainable antimicrobial finishes for textiles

                    S. Grace Annapoorani and K. Saranya

    4.            Integrated approach to the process design & experimental analysis of lab scale moving bed biofilm reactor using eco-friendly carrier         

                   R. Santhosh kumar

    5.            Antimicrobial agents in germicidal products: a threat to the environment and human health

                    Vaishnavi Shedge and Seema Sambrani

    6.            Role of environment in antibiotic resistance development

                    Anchal Lodhi, Deepak Kumar Arya, and Nidhi V. Maheshwari

    7.            Infliction of antibiotic resistance in the environment: challenges and outlook

                    Reena Das, Nishant Burnase, Nisha Suryawanshi, Anand Barapatre, Bikash Kumar

    8.            Antimicrobial resistance in environment and their impact

                    N. Sathammai Priya, R. Thenmozhi, P. F. Steffi, ,B. Thirumalaiyammal

    9.            Antimicrobial Resistance and Multiple drug Resistance in microorganisms: Source, Evolution, and Mitigation approaches for preventing health hazards

                    Ragini Arora, Bikas Kumar, Harit Jha

    10.         A modern focus on foodborne microbes - antimicrobial properties of food nano packaging

                    P.F. Steffi, B. Thirumalaiyammal, N Sathammaipriya, Thenmozhi Manivel


    Arti Gupta, Ph.D., obtained her Ph.D. from Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Rohilkhand University, Bareilly, India, in 2010 in Animal Science. Dr. Gupta’s current research interests are animal biotechnology, molecular plant biotechnology, molecular animal biotechnology, bioprocess technology, and microbiology. From July 2014 to till date, Dr. Gupta has been serving at Shri Avadh Raj Singh Smarak Degree College, Gonda, Uttar Pradesh, India, and has been engaged in some editorial work with Springer Nature, CRC press and De Gruyter. Dr. Gupta has 12 years of teaching and research experiences in Plant and Animal Biotechnology, Microbial Biotechnology. Dr. Gupta has worked as external examiner for central evaluation in 2023-24 at MJP Rohilkhand Univeristy, Bareilly.

    Dr. Gupta has received the following awards: University Topper (Gold Medal), M.Sc. (Biotechnology) by Ch.C.S. University, Meerut; Young Scientist Award (Gold Medal) by the Zoological Society of India, Lucknow; Best Poster Presenter by Asian Journal of Experimental Science, Jaipur; Best Poster Presenter by International Consortium of Contemporary Biologists (ICCB) and Madhawai-Shyam Educational Trust, Ranchi; Fellowship Award by International Consortium of Contemporary Biologist (FICCB) and Madhawi Shayam Educational Trust (FMSET); and Dr. V.P. Agarwal (Gold Medal) by D.A.V. (P.G.) College, Muzaffarnagar.She has been involved with the following publication: 2  monograph, 13 edited books with Springer nature, Switzerland, CRC Press T&Y USA and GmBH Germany; 7 book chapters, and around 50 National and International research papers. She has presented 28 abstracts in National and International Symposia/Seminars/Conference/Workshops. Dr. Gupta has lifetime membership of the Indian Science Congress Association, Biotech Research Society of India, Zoological Society of India, and International Consortium of Contemporary Biologist. She has been serving as a member on several editorial boards. Previously, Dr. Gupta served as a member of Teaching Personnel, G.B. Pantnagar University, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand, India, Visiting Academic Researcher, Biorefining and Advanced Material Research Center (BAMRC), Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), University of Edinburgh,   Scotland, United Kingdom.

    Ram Prasad, Ph.D. is associated with the Department of Botany, Mahatma Gandhi Central University, Motihari, Bihar, India. His research interest includes applied & and environmental microbiology, plant-microbe - interactions, sustainable agriculture, and nanobiotechnology. Dr. Prasad has more than 300 publications to his credit, including research papers, review articles, and book chapters, and 7 patents issued or pending, and edited or authored several books. He has guided one postdoc, two M. Phil, nine Ph.D. and several master dissertation students. Dr. Prasad has fourteen years of teaching/research experience and has been awarded the Sir CV Raman Scientist Award,  Young Scientist Award & Prof. J.S. Datta Munshi Gold Medal by the International Society for Ecological Communications; Fellow of Agricultural Technology Development Society (FATDS); Fellow of Biotechnology Research society of India (FBRS); Fellow of the Society for Applied Biotechnology (FSAB); the American Cancer Society UICC International Fellowship for Beginning Investigators, USA; Outstanding Scientist Award in the field of Microbiology; BRICPL Science Investigator Award, Research Excellence Award etc.He has been serving as a member of several editorial boards. Previously, Dr. Prasad served as Assistant Professor at Amity University Uttar Pradesh, India; Visiting Assistant Professor, Whiting School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, United States and Research Associate Professor at the School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China.