1st Edition

Bioremediation Technology Hazardous Waste Management

Edited By M H Fulekar, Bhawana Pathak Copyright 2020
    378 Pages 97 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The book describes hazardous waste industries, sources of waste generation, characterization and treatment processes/ methods and technique and technology to deal with the treated waste as per the prescribed standard. Advanced treatment based on the microbial remediation, plant-based decontamination, rhizoremediation and nano-based remediation is also explained. Advances in treatment technology using biotechnological tools/bionanotechnology for removal of contaminants are described. This volume will help readers to develop biotechnological and nanotechnological approaches for the remediation of hazardous waste and the developed technology that can be transferred from laboratory to land and piloting to commercial scenarios.

    Prof. M. H. Fulekar a Professor and Joint Director (R&D), Centre of Research for Development, Parul University.

    Dr. Bhawana Pathak is working as an Associate Professor and Dean in School of Environment and Sustainable Development, Central University of Gujarat.


    Chapter 1 The Microbial Degradation of DDT and Potential Remediation Strategies

    Hiral Gohil and Andrew Ogram

    Chapter 2 Biological Degradation and Detoxification of Toxic Contaminants in Leachate: An Environmentally Friendly Perspective

    Indu Shekhar Thakur, Juhi Gupta, and Pooja Ghosh

    Chapter 3 Microbial Strategies for the Decolorization and Degradation of Distillery Spent Wash Containing Melanoidins

    P. Mahla and N. Bhatt

    Chapter 4 Bioremediation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs): An Overview

    Shalini Gupta and Bhawana Pathak

    Chapter 5 Relative Influence of “Physicochemical Variables” and “Indigenous Bacterial Diversity” on the Efficiency of Bioaugmentation-Mediated In Situ Bioremediation

    Janmejay Pandey

    Chapter 6 Role of Enzymes in Bioremediation of Organic Pollutants

    Smita Chaudhry and Rashmi Paliwal

    Chapter 7 Bacterial Biodegradation of Phenolics and Derivatives of Phenolics

    Pooja Hirpara and Nikhil Bhatt

    Chapter 8 Enhanced Bioavailability and Biodegradation of DDx in an Anoxic Organic Soil

    Hiral Gohil and Andrew Ogram

    Chapter 9 Use of Corncob Residues (Zea mays) and Activated Carbons Obtained from This Material for the Decontamination of Aqueous Media with Ni2+

    Rafael Alberto Fonseca-Correa, Ronal Orlando Serrano-Romero, Juan Carlos Moreno-Piraján, and Liliana Giraldo

    Chapter 10 Bioremediation—With Special Reference to Hydrocarbon Degradation

    Harish Chandra and Ramesh Chandra Dubey

    Chapter 11 Rhizosphere Bioremediation: Green Technology to Clean Up the Environment

    M.H. Fulekar and Jyoti Fulekar

    Chapter 12 Macrophytes as Bioremediators of Toxic Inorganic Pollutants of Contaminated Water Bodies

    Abdul Barey Shah and Rana Pratap Singh

    Chapter 13 Restoration and Conservation Strategies of Historical Monuments

    Chandrahas N. Khobragade, Madhushree M. Routh, and Suchita C. Warangkar

    Chapter 14 Wastewater Treatment: Common Effluent Treatment Plant—Case Study

    Ashita Rai and M. H. Fulekar

    Chapter 15 Nanomaterials-Based Wastewater Treatment Technology: An Overview

    Dimple P. Dutta

    Chapter 16 Nanomaterials Development and Their Environmental Applications

    Ashita Rai and M. H. Fulekar

    Chapter 17 Environmental Nanotechnology Approaches for the Remediation of Contaminants

    Manviri Rani and Uma Shanker


    M H Fulekar is a Senior Professor & Dean School of Environment and Sustainable Development, and Director-Sector 30 campus, Central University of Gujarat. He was professor and Head, University Department of Life Sciences, University of Mumbai. He has in his credit 350 numbers of research papers and articles published in international and national journals of repute. He is also author of 15 books published by CRC, Springer, IK International,Oxford etc. He has guided 15 Ph.D. and 22 MPhil students and guiding 10 PhD students in Environmental Biotechnology and Environmental Nanotechnology. As a Principal Investigator, he has completed Research Project: UGC, CSIR, BRNS, DBT R&D and Industrial projects. He was awarded ILO fellowship ILO/UNDP1985: ILO/FINNIDA; ILO/JAPAN. UGC – awarded BSR fellow (2018). He has achieved “Who’s Who” in Science and Engineering USA in 1998; and “Outstanding Scientist of the 20th Century” in 2000, from International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England. He is also a member of New York Academy of Sciences, USA. He is recipient of Education Leadership Award and International award for Environmental Biotechnology. Recently he has been awarded as Eminent Educationist. He has worked in various capacities in University Administration. Area of Research Interest: Environmental Science; Environmental Biotechnology: Environmental Nanotechnology. As expert, he visited USA, Australia, Singapore, Bangkok Thailand, Hong Kong, Nepal etc.

    Bhawana Pathak is working as Associate Professor in School of Environment and Sustainable Development, Central University of Gujarat. Earlier she has worked as a Pool Officer in University Department of Life Sciences, University of Mumbai. She was awarded CSIR - Research Associateship and worked on Plant behaviour Ecology and Biodiversity conservation at GBPHIED Kosi, Katarmal Almora. She has completed her M.Sc. in Botany with Gold Medal from Kumaun University Nainital and PhD in Plant Ecology from G. B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development Kosi –Katarmal Almora. She has 15 years of Research and teaching experience in the specialized area of Environmental Ecology, Biodiversity Conservation, Environmental Biotechnology and Environmental Nanotechnology. 13 MPhil and 2 PhD have been awarded under her guidance and presently she is guiding 06 PhD students. She also contributes in Development of curriculum for different courses; published research papers, scientific research articles, book chapters and books, and also contributed in innovative research work in the specialized area for future policies. She has also presented scientific papers in national and International Conferences and Seminars. She has achieved the Excellency in the area of Ecology, Biodiversity conservation and Environmental Biotechnology. She is a recipient of Bharat Gaurav Award and Outstanding Faculty award in Bio Science & Technology. Her biographical note is also published in Asia pacific - learned India: Educationist who is who. Presently she is focusing on Transferring the Lab Technology to the Land as a major task.