This book provides state of the art description of various approaches, techniques and some basic fundamentals of bioremediation to manage a variety of organic and inorganic wastes and pollutants present in our environment. A comprehensive overview of recent advances and new development in the field of bioremediation research are provided within relevant theoretical framework to improve our understanding for the cleaning up of polluted water and contaminated land. The book is easy to read and language can be readily comprehended by aspiring newcomer, students, researchers and anyone else interested in this field. Renowned scientists around the world working on the above topics have contributed chapters. In this edited book, we have addressed the scope of the inexpensive and energy neutral bioremediation technologies. The scope of the book extends to environmental/agricultural scientists, students, consultants, site owners, industrial stakeholders, regulators and policy makers.
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Bioremediation: Concepts, Management, Strategies and Applications
Alexandre Marco da Silva, Fátima Piña-Rodrigues, Debora Zumkeller Sabonaro, Ivonir Piotrowski, José Mauro Santana, Lausane Soraya Almeida, Lucas Hubacek Tsuchiya, Marco Vinicius Chaud and Vanderlei Santos
Bioremediation: Current Status, Prospects and Challenges
Ruby Patel, Anandkumar Naorem, Kaushik Batabyal and Sidhu Murmu
Integrative Approaches for Understanding and Designing Strategies of Bioremediation
Shiv Prasad, Sudha Kannojiya, Sandeep Kumar, Krishna Kumar Yadav, Monika Kundu and Amitava Rakshit
Ecological Tools for Remediation of Soil Pollutants
Nayan Moni Gogoi, Bhaswatee Baroowa and Nirmali Gogoi
Phytoremediation: A Green Approach for the Restoration of Heavy Metal Contaminated Soils
Sivakoti Ramana, Vassanda Coumar Mounissamy and Jayant Kumar Saha
Soil Heavy Metal Pollution and its Bioremediation: An Overview
Swagata Mukhopadhyay, R.K. Swetha and Somsubhra Chakraborty
Mechanism of Heavy Metal Hyperaccumulation in Plants
Biological Indicators for Monitoring Soil Quality under Different Land Use Systems
Bisweswar Gorain and Srijita Paul
Aromatic Plants as a Tool for Phytoremediation of Salt Affected Soils
B.B. Basak, G.R. Smitha, Anil R. Chinchmalatpure, P.K. Patel and B. Prem Kumar
Microbial Mediated Biodegradation of Plastic Waste: An Overview
Rajendra Prasad Meena, Sourav Ghosh, Surendra Singh Jatav, Manoj Chitara, Dinesh Jinger, Kamini Gautam, Hanuman Ram, Hanuman Singh Jatav, Kiran Rana, Surajyoti Pradhan and Manoj Parihar
Agrochemical Contamination of Soil: Recent Technology Innovations for Bioremediation
Suryasikha Samal and C.S.K. Mishra
Bioremediation of Pesticides with Microbes: Methods, Techniques and Practices
Rakesh Kumar Ghosh, Deb Prasad Ray, Ajoy Saha, Neethu Narayanan, Rashmita Behera
and Debarati Bhaduri
Compost-assisted Bioremediation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
N.S. Bolan, Y. Yan, Q. Li and M.B. Kirkham
Petroleum Hydrocarbon-Contaminated Soils: Scaling Up Bioremediation Strategies from the Laboratory to the Field
José A. Siles
Heavy Metal Pollution in Agricultural Soils: Consequences and Bioremediation Approaches
Arsenic Toxicity in Water-Soil-Plant System: The Alarming Scenario and Possibility of Bioremediation
Ganesh Chandra Banik, Shovik Deb, Surajit Khalko, Ashok Chaudhury, Parimal Panda and Anarul Hoque
Bioremediation of Fluoride and Nitrate Contamination in Soil and Groundwater
Lal Chand Malav, Gopal Tiwari, Abhishek Jangir and Manoj Parihar
Soil Degradation in Mediterranean Region and Olive Mill Wastes
Victor Kavvadias, Evangelia Vavoulidou and Christos Paschalidis
Membrane Bioreactor for Perchlorate Treatment
Benny Marie B. Ensano, Sivasankar Annamalai and Yeonghee Ahn
Nanobioremediation Technologies for Clean Environment
B. Chakrabarti, P. Pramanik, S.P. Mazumdar and R. Dubey
Biochar- An Imperative Amendment for Soil and Environment
Sumita Chandel, Ritika Joshi and Ashish Khandelwal
Endophytic Microorganisms from Synanthropic Plants-A New Promising Tool for Bioremediation
Olga Marchut-Mikolajczyk and Piotr Drozdzynski
Bioremediation of Chlorinated Organic Pollutants in Anaerobic Sediments
Archana V., Salom Gnana Thanga Vincent and Thava Palanisami
Bioremediation of Waste Water by Sulphate Reducing Bacteria
Panchami Shaji, Salom G.T. Vincent and Thava Palanisami
Amitava Rakshit, an IIT, Kharagpur alumnus is presently the faculty member in the Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry at Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University(IAS, BHU). Dr. Rakshit worked in the Department of Agriculture, Government of West Bengal in administration and extension roles. He has visited Scandinavia, Europe and Africa pertaining to his research work and presentation. He was awarded with TWAS Nxt Fellow (Italy), BiovisionNxt Fellow (France), Darwin Now Bursary(British Council),Young achiever award and Best Teacher’s Award at UG and PG level . He is serving as review college member of British Ecological Society, London since 2011, member of Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition of FAO, Rome and Commission on Ecosystem Management of IUCN. He has published 70 research papers, 35 book chapters, 28 popular articles, one manual and co authored twenty books.
Dr. Manoj Parihar is currently working at ICAR-VPKAS, Almora as a Soil Scientist in Crop Production Division. He did his graduation from SKRAU, Bikaner and selected as ICAR-JRF fellow for post-graduation in BHU, Varanasi. He has been awarded doctorate from the same university in the year 2018. He has received various recognitions such as ICAR-SRF, UGC-BSR, UGC-RGNF etc.
Binoy Sarkar is a Lecturer at the Lancaster Environment Centre of Lancaster University. Previously he was a Research Associate at University of Sheffield, and a Research Fellow at University of South Australia from where he also received his PhD. His research works extend to remediation of conventional and emerging contaminants in soil and water environments, and atmospheric carbon dioxide capture and carbon sequestration in soils. He has edited two books, and published >20 book chapters and >115 peer-reviewed journal papers including in Nature. He teaches Soil Science, Biogeochemical Cycles, and Earth’s Interior subjects, and has supervised seven PhD students and four post-doctoral fellows. He is an alumnus of Indian Agricultural Research Institute, awardee of the Australian Endeavour Research Fellowship pursued at Indiana University, and recipient of the Geof Proudfoot Award, and Desai-Biswas Medal.
Harikesh Bahadur Singh is presently a retired Professor of Mycology and Plant Pathology from IAS, BHU. Over the past 35 years, Professor Singh has served at Central Universities and CSIR Institutes with his teaching and research. Based on his scientific contribution and leadership in the field of plant pathology, Professor Singh has been honoured with prestigious awards, such as the CSIR technology award, M.S. Swaminathan award, Mundkur Memorial award, and BRSI Industrial Medal. His research has resulted in more than 300 publications and 17 books.
Leonardo Fernandes Fraceto PhD., has a bachelor's degree in Chemistry from the State University of Campinas (1997), a master's in Functional and Molecular Biology from the State University of Campinas (2000) and a PhD in Functional and Molecular Biology from the State University of Campinas (2003). He is currently an Associate Professor at the Institute of Science and Technology of São Paulo State University (UNESP), Campus Sorocaba at the Environmental Engineering undergraduate course and at the postgraduate in Environmental Sciences. He coordinated the Postgraduate Program in Environmental Sciences of Unesp/Sorocaba (from 2012 to 2016). Actually, he is Fellow from the Royal Society of Chemistry. He has experience in environmental nanotechnology, with an emphasis on health and environmental nanotechnology and applications of nanotechnology in agriculture. He has published about 200 papers in international peer reviewed journals and has supervised undergraduate, graduate (master and PhD) and supervised Pos-docs. Dr. Fraceto has been active in the development of nanocarrier systems for the encapsulation of compounds with bioactive properties. In addition, from these studies, Dr. Fraceto has obtained grants from research fellow agencies, as well as, scientific/technological development partnerships with companies from different areas. It also highlights the effective performance in the training of human resources, through the supervision of students of undergraduation, master's, Ph.D and Post-docs. Many of your former students now hold positions at public and private Universities and Research Centers. As such, Dr. Fraceto has developed high-level research and contributed to scientific and technological development at the national and international levels, with numerous internationally renowned scientific collaborators.
"The book is intended for a technical audience; however, the readability of the text makes it accessible for nonscientists interested in bioremediation. Ample diagrams, tables, and primary research resources accompany each chapter. This book will be a valuable resource for environmental science, environmental policy, and pollution control library collections."
— B. R. Shmaefsky, Lone Star College - Kingwood