1st Edition

Bioaugmentation Techniques and Applications in Remediation

    181 Pages 12 Color & 3 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    181 Pages 12 Color & 3 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    It has been observed that rapid population expansion has raised the amount of anthropogenic activity, resulting in high levels of pollution in water, air, and solid waste as well as an increase in the pressure placed on agricultural lands. Bioaugmentation Techniques and Applications in Remediation provides detailed information on bioaugmentation approaches for the remediation of sediments, water, and soil polluted with organic and inorganic pollutants.

    Practical applications of bioaugmentation techniques performed in restricted systems under controlled conditions, laboratory investigations, and in the field are addressed. Special emphasis is placed on the applications of nanomaterials in combination with bioaugmentation techniques for enhanced bioremediation efficiency.


    • Explores abiotic and biotic factors that enhance and facilitate environmental remediation of contaminants
    • Provides a primer on the elementary microbial processes entailed in bioaugmentation
    • Summarizes methods and approaches for executing bioaugmentation technology
    • Details commercially available products and instrumentation

    This book is an ideal resource for researchers, students, and engineers working in materials science and bioremediation.

    1. Bioaugmentation Techniques for Removal of Heterocyclic Compounds and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

    Ulrich Vasconcelos, Luiz Gustavo Pragana, and Eduardo Santos da Silva

    2. Bioaugmentation for Lignin Removal from the Paper Industry

    Uroosa Ejaz and Muhammad Sohail

    3. Bioaugmentation of Pesticide-Contaminated Environment

    G. Gokulapriya, M. Chandrasekaran, and R.P. Soundararajan

    4. Bioaugmentation in the Bioremediation of Petroleum Products

    Greeshma Odukkathil and Namasivayam Vasudevan

    5. Bioaugmentation for Removal of Cyanides

    S.Z.Z. Cobongela

    6. Bioaugmentation to Remove Recalcitrant Pollutants in Industrial Wastewater

    L.P. Ananthalekshmi, Indu C. Nair, and K. Jayachandran

    7. Application of Nanomaterials in the Bioaugmentation of Heavily Polluted Environment

    V.C. Akubude, T.F Oyewusi, V.C. Okafor, P.C. Obumseli, and A.O. Igwe

    8. Plasmid-Mediated Bioaugmentation

    Elizabeth Mary John and M.S. Jisha

    9. Bioaugmentation in Rhizoengineering for Xenobiotic Biodegradation

    N.D. Dhanraj, Edna Mary Varghese, and M.S. Jisha

    10. Bioaugmentation of Municipal Waste: Recycling of Electronic Wastes through Biohydrometallurgical Technology

    Deviany Deviany and Siti Khodijah Chaerun

    11. Bioaugmentation in the Bioremediation of the Heavy Metals and Radionuclides

    Bhagwan Toksha, Saurabh Tayde, Ajinkya Satdive, Shyam Tonde, and Aniruddha Chatterjee


    Dr. Inamuddin is working as Assistant Professor at the Department of Applied Chemistry, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India. He obtained Master of Science degree in Organic Chemistry from Chaudhary Charan Singh (CCS) University, Meerut, India, in 2002. He received his Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Applied Chemistry from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), India, in 2004 and 2007, respectively. He has extensive research experience in multidisciplinary fields of Analytical Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, and Electrochemistry and, more specifically, Renewable Energy and Environment. He has worked on different research projects as project fellow and senior research fellow funded by University Grants Commission (UGC), Government of India, and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Government of India. He has received Fast Track Young Scientist Award from the Department of Science and Technology, India, to work in the area of bending actuators and artificial muscles. He has completed four major research projects sanctioned by University Grant Commission, Department of Science and Technology, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, and Council of Science and Technology, India. He has published 190 research articles in international journals of repute and nineteen book chapters in knowledge-based book editions published by renowned international publishers. He has published 145 edited books with Springer (U.K.), Elsevier, Nova Science Publishers, Inc. (U.S.A.), CRC Press Taylor & Francis Asia Pacific, Trans Tech Publications Ltd. (Switzerland), IntechOpen Limited (U.K.), Wiley-Scrivener, (U.S.A.) and Materials Research Forum LLC (U.S.A). He is a member of various journals’ editorial boards. He is also serving as Associate Editor for journals (Environmental Chemistry Letter, Applied Water Science and Euro-Mediterranean Journal for Environmental Integration, Springer-Nature), Frontiers Section Editor (Current Analytical Chemistry, Bentham Science Publishers), Editorial Board Member (Scientific Reports-Nature), Editor (Eurasian Journal of Analytical Chemistry), and Review Editor (Frontiers in Chemistry, Frontiers, U.K.) He is also guest-editing various special thematic special issues to the journals of Elsevier, Bentham Science Publishers, and John Wiley & Sons, Inc. He has attended as well as chaired sessions in various international and national conferences. He has worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow, leading a research team at the Creative Research Initiative Center for Bio-Artificial Muscle, Hanyang University, South Korea, in the field of renewable energy, especially biofuel cells. He has also worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center of Research Excellence in Renewable Energy, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia, in the field of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells and computational fluid dynamics of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells. He is a life member of the Journal of the Indian Chemical Society. His research interest includes ion exchange materials, a sensor for heavy metal ions, biofuel cells, supercapacitors and bending actuators.  


    Dr. Charles Oluwaseun Adetunji, Edo University Iyamho, Edo State, Nigeria


    Dr. Mohd Imran Ahamed received his Ph.D degree on the topic "Synthesis and characterization of inorganic-organic composite heavy metals selective cation-exchangers and their analytical applications", from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India in 2019. He has published several research and review articles in the journals of international recognition. Springer (U.K.), Elsevier, CRC Press Taylor & Francis Asia Pacific and Materials Research Forum LLC (U.S.A). He has completed his B.Sc. (Hons) Chemistry from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India, and M.Sc. (Organic Chemistry) from Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Agra, India. He has co-edited more than 20 books with Springer (U.K.), Elsevier, CRC Press Taylor & Francis Asia Pacific, Materials Research Forum LLC (U.S.A) and Wiley-Scrivener, (U.S.A.). His research work includes ion-exchange chromatography, wastewater treatment, and analysis, bending actuator and electrospinning.  


    Dr. Tariq A Altalhi, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia