1st Edition

Biodegradation of Toxic and Hazardous Chemicals Remediation and Resource Recovery

    198 Pages 43 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This timely reference book discusses the biotechnological applications of microorganisms as a crucial solution for the sustainable management of different types of toxic pollutants. It reviews the sustainable biodegradation approach and resource recovery for different kinds of pollutants like plastic wastes, pharmaceutical wastes, pesticides, and textile industry wastes. The book provides an understanding of biotechnology-based interventions toward a zero-waste route.


    • Provides a deep understanding of biodegradation of toxic pollutants from industries ranging from textiles to pharmaceuticals
    • Presents novel technologies for the sustainable treatment of environmental pollution
    • Reviews crucial considerations like energy requirements and cost analysis
    • Brings out the latest themes such as the eco-design study of bio-nanomaterials, bio-nanofilters, and assessment for the treatment of emerging pollutants and IoT-based technology
    • Covers the latest research developments in the biodegradation of antibiotics, pesticides, and electronic wastes

    This book is meant for scientists, ecologists, microbiologists, industry experts, researchers, students, innovators involved in biotechnology research, and policymakers focused on bioremediation.


    Editors Biographies

    List of Contributors

    1.       Biodegradation of Petrochemical refinery wastewater

    Marut Jain, Aisha Noor, Abhisek Sahoo, Kamal K. Pant, Zyta M. Ziora, Mark A. T. Blaskovich

    2.       Biodegradation of anti-inflammatory non-steroidal pharmaceutical active compounds

    Sumona Show, Gopinath Halder

    3.       Biodegradation of Catechol in Sequential Batch Reactor

    Vipul Sharma, Ashish Yadav, Jai Prakash Kushwaha, Vimal Chandra Srivastava, Indra Deo Mall

    4.       Biodegradation and Decolorization of Textile Wastewater by Sequential Aerobic/microaerophilic, Aerobic and Microaerophilic Processes

    Ponnarasi, R. Gandhimathi, S. T. Ramesh, Vishesh Mishra, Ayush Panwar

    5.       Bio-adsorbent based Integrated System

    Silvia Escudero-Curiel, Marta Pazos, Angeles Sanromán

    6.       Carbon-based hybrid metal composites for the degradation of toxic chemicals

    Vallari R. Chourasia, Nidhi Kushwaha, Aisha Noor, Neethu Thoppil Joshikumar, K. K. Pant

    7.       Microbial Biofilms in Biodegradation of Toxic Chemicals

    Antonina Nikolayeva

    8.       Microbial degradation of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

    Punit Kumar, Ravindra Kumar, Shalini Sharma

    9.       Bioremediation of heavy metals mediated by Cyanobacteria

    Nikita, Uma Singh, G.L. Tiwari, Richa Tandon, Ravi Tandon

    10.   Metal Recovery from Lithium-ion Batteries using Bioleaching: A Greener Approach

    Prashant Ram Jadhao, Shally Gupta, K. K. Pant, K. D. P. Nigam

    11.   Microplastics pollution: A perspective on source, fate, impact, identification and extraction from the environment

    Pradeep Kumar, Pinky, Naseeb, Ankush Yadav, Kashyap Kumar Dubey




    Prof Kashyap Kumar Dubey

    Prof. Kashyap Kumar Dubey is currently working as Professor at School of Biotechnology, JNU New Delhi. His research interests are in biochemical engineering and wastewater treatment which includes process development of value added pharmaceutical products through optimization of enzyme reactions and toxicological studies of micro-pollutants.

    Prof Kamal K Pant

    Prof. Kamal K. Pant is currently Director, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee and has been Petrotech Chair Professor and Dean Faculty and Head of the Chemical Engineering Department at IIT Delhi. He is working on cutting edge and futuristic technologies for coal to methanol conversion, e-waste treatment, waste plastic conversion, biomass valorization, etc. using catalysis and reaction engineering.

    Prof. Ashok Pandey

    Professor Ashok Pandey is currently Distinguished Scientist at the Centre for Innovation and Translational Research, CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow, India. His major research and technological development interests are industrial & environmental biotechnology and energy biosciences, focusing on biomass to biofuels & chemicals, waste to wealth, energy, industrial enzymes, etc.

    Prof. Maria Ángeles Sanromán

    Professor M. Angeles Sanroman is the head of the Bioengineering & Sustainable Processes Group at the University of Vigo, Spain. Currently, main research lines carried out are Environmental Technology applied to soil and water remediation, Advanced Oxidation Processes; Reuse, Recycling & Valorisation of wastes; Green Chemistry and Catalyst.