This book presents a broad compendium of biodegradation research and discussions on the most up-to-date bioremediation strategies. The most relevant microbiological, biochemical and genetic concepts are presented alongside the fundamentals of bioremediation. The topics include: a wide variety of contaminant impacts evaluation, key methodologies required to measure biodegradation and propose new bioremediation protocols, as well as the handling of microbial communities related to such processes. The selected collaborating authors are renowned for their microbiology expertise and will provide an in-depth reference for students and specialists. The contents provide a valuable source of information for researchers, professionals, and policy makers alike.
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Alkylphenols and Alkylphenol Ethoxylates – Their Impact on Living Organisms, Biodegradation and Environmental Pollution
Tomasz Grześkowiak, Andrzej Szymański, Agnieszka Zgoła-Grześkowiak, Beata Czarczyńska-Goślińska and Robert Frankowski
Selective-enrichment as a Tool to Obtain Microbial Degrading Consortia for the Remediation of Pesticide Residues
Carlos E. Rodríguez-Rodríguez, Juan Carlos Cambronero-Heinrichs, Edward Fuller and Víctor Castro-Gutiérrez
Using Molecular Methods to Identify and Monitor Xenobiotic-Degrading Genes for Bioremediation
Edward Fuller, Víctor Castro-Gutiérrez, Juan Carlos Cambronero-Heinrichs and Carlos E. Rodríguez-Rodríguez
Bioprospecting of Contaminated Soil for Degradation of the Drimaren X-BN Azo Dye
Carolina Rosai Mendes, Guilherme Dilarri, Paulo Renato Matos Lopes, Ederio Dino Bidoia and Renato Nallin Montagnolli
Saccharomyces cerevisiae a Platform for Delivery of Drugs and Food Ingredients: Encapsulation and Analysis
Bahman Khameneh, Bibi Sedigheh Fazly Bazzaz and Maryam Nakhaee Moghadam
Biotransformation of Toxic Thiosulfate into Merchandisable Elemental Sulfur by Indigenous SOB Consortium
Panteha Pirieh and Fereshteh Naeimpoor
Removal of Oil Spills in Temperate and Cold Climates of Russia: Experience in the Creation and Use of Biopreparations Based on Effective Microbial Consortia
Filonov Andrey, Akhmetov Lenar, Puntus Irina and Solyanikova Inna
Microbial Biosurfactants: Remediation of Contaminated Soils
Poulami Datta, Pankaj Tiwari and Lalit M. Pandey
Dual Benefit of Microalgae in Bioremediation: Pollutant Removal and Biomass Valorization, a Review
Maha M. Ismail
Bioremediation and Biodegradation of Crude Oil Polluted Soil
Modupe Elizabeth Ojewumi
Microbial Recycling of ‘Sustainable’ Bioplastics: A Rational Approach?
Mansi Rastogi and Sheetal Barapatre
Hydrogels and Nanocomposite Hydrogels for Removal of Dyes and Heavy Metal Ions from Wastewaters
Mohammad Sirousazar, Ehsan Roufegari-Nejhad and Elham Jalilnejad
Review on Period of Biodegradability for Natural Fibers Embedded Poly Lactic Acid Bio-Composites
Arun Y. Patil, Nagaraj R. Banapurmath and Sunal S.
New Approaches on Phytoremediation of Soil Cultivated with Sugarcane with Herbicide Residues and Fertigation
Luziane Cristina Ferreira and Paulo Renato Matos Lopes
Bioactivity and Degradability Study of the Bone Scaffold Developed from Labeo Rohita Fish Scale Derived Hydroxyapatite
Payel Deb, Emon Barua, Sumit Das Lala and Ashish B. Deoghare
Physiological and Metabolic Aspects of Pesticides Bioremediation by Microorganisms
Murali Krishna Paidi, Praveen Satapute, Shakeel Ahmed Adhoni, Lakkanagouda Patil and Milan V. Kamble
Whole Effluent Toxicity Assessment of Sewage Discharge Water
Jun Jin and Takashi Kusui
Whole Effluent Toxicity Test for Ambient Water Monitoring
Takashi Kusui and Jun Jin
Ederio Dino Bidoia: Full Professor at the Biochemistry and Microbiology Department, Life Science Institute, Sao Paulo State University (UNESP) - Brazil. Doctoral Degree in Sciences (Chemistry), Sao Carlos Federal University, Sao Carlos – Brazil, 1991. Visiting Scholar at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, USA, 1993-1995. Visiting Scholar at University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle, UK, 2002-2003. Experienced in environmental and industrial microbiology, including the bioremediation of contaminated environments, environmental chemistry, biodegradation, production and application of bioproducts, ecotoxicology and biotransformation of halogenated compounds. Ederio Dino Bidoia, also, published 33 international books and chapters (Springer, Brown Walker, etc.) and 108 original research articles.
Renato Nallin Montagnolli: Professor at the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar) in the Department of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Education (CCA - DCNME) in the Microbiology and Environmental Microbiology courses. Also, Collaborating Professor in the Graduate Program in Biological Sciences - Applied Microbiology of São Paulo State University (UNESP) with the courses "Bioremediation of Contaminated Environments" and "Analytical Methods Applied to Biodegradation". Obtained the Doctoral Degree in Applied Microbiology with a research collaboration between University of California at Berkeley (UCB) and São Paulo State University (UNESP) with the thesis "Petrochemical Fires: Bioremediation of Affected Areas" published in 2015.
Experienced in environmental and industrial microbiology, including the bioremediation of contaminated environments, production and application of bioproducts, ecotoxicology and biotransformation of halogenated compounds. Published 27 peer-reviewed published articles, published 14 books and chapters, participated in over 90 scientific conferences and symposium with poster, lectures or oral presentations, and organized many courses and talks in Brazil and abroad on the bioremediation subject.