1st Edition

Bio-Nano Filtration in Industrial Effluent Treatment Advanced and Innovative Approaches

Edited By Maulin P. Shah Copyright 2023
    204 Pages 26 Color & 4 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    204 Pages 26 Color & 4 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The ever-increasing number of pollutants discharged into the environment drives the search for new treatment technologies or the modification of the existing ones. In this sense, innovation in bio-nano filtration systems seems very promising and, therefore, a book on the current advances and innovations on this topic is highly appropriate.

    Bio-nano filtration is a relatively new emerging technology applied to the treatment of wastewater and other toxic compounds. In the last two decades, this technology has begun to emerge as an economically viable process to treat the great variety of recalcitrant pollutants discharged into the environment. Thus, it is speculated that the US biofiltration market will reach over $100 million by 2020. This book aims to present how innovation in bio-nano filtration can provide effective solutions to overcome the serious problem of water pollution worldwide. The removal of contaminants will be the result of the combined effects of biological oxidation, adsorption, and filtration processes.


    • Describes the microbial ecology of bio-nano filtration.
    • Describes the modelling of bio-nano filtration.
    • Describes the design of bio-nanofillers.

    Chapter 1: Biofiltration based methods for the removal of volatile organic compounds and heavy metals in industrial effluent treatment plants

    Chapter 2: Bio-based Iron-Nanoparticles (NPs) Incorporated Polymeric Nano-filtration Membranes (PNCMs) for Wastewater Treatment

    Chapter 3: Nanofiltration: Unravelling the potential of the future

    Chapter 4: Recent advances in biological remediation of volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

    and heavy metals

    Chapter 5: Tailor-made microbial wastewater treatment

    Chapter 6: Systematic Industrial Waste Water Treatment by Biomaterial Fabricated Nanofiltration Membrane

    Chapter 7: Biological based methods for the removal of VOCs and heavy metals

    Chapter 8: Bacterial Biofilters for Arsenic Removal

    Chapter 9: Bionanoparticle: synthesis & application in wastewater treatment

    Chapter 10: Applications of Nanofiltration for wastewater treatment

    Chapter 11: Bio-nano filtration as an abatement technique used in the management and treatment of impurities in industrial wastewater

    Chapter 12: Removal of VOC and Heavy Metals through Microbial Approach


    Maulin P. Shah is very interested in genetic adaptation processes in bacteria, the mechanisms by which they deal with toxic substances, how they react to pollution in general and how we can apply microbial processes in a useful way (like bacterial bioreporters). One of his major interests is to study how bacteria evolve and adapt to use organic pollutants as novel growth substrates. Bacteria with new degradation capabilities are often selected in polluted environments and have accumulated small (mutations) and large genetic changes (transpositions, recombination, and horizontally transferred elements). His work has been focused to assess the impact of industrial pollution on microbial diversity of wastewater following cultivation dependant and cultivation independent analysis. He has more than 280 research publication in highly reputed national and international journals. He is Editorial Board Member in CLEAN-Soil, Air, Water- Wiley, Current Pollution Reports- Springer Nature, Environmental Technology & Innovation-Elsevier, Journal of Biotechnology & Biotechnological Equipment-Taylor & Francis, Current Microbiology- Springer Nature, Eco toxicology (Microbial Eco toxicology)-Springer Nature, Geo Microbiology- Taylor & Francis , Applied Water Science - Springer Nature, Archives of Microbiology-Springer, Journal of Applied Microbiology-Wiley, Letters in Applied Microbiology-Wiley, Green Technology, Resilience and Sustainability-Springer, Biomass Conversion & Bio refinery-Springer, Journal of Basic Microbiology-Wiley, Energy Nexus-Elsevier, e Prime – Elsevier, IET Nano biotechnology-Wiley, Cleaner and Circular Bioeconomy – Elsevier, International Microbiology - Springer has edited 75 books in wastewater microbiology, industrial wastewater treatment. He has edited 20 special issues on Industrial Wastewater Treatment & Research theme on highly impact factor journals with Elsevier, Springer, Wiley, Taylor & Francis.