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Bioremediation and Nutrient Removal

1st Edition

Edited by Lakhveer Singh, Durga Madhab Mahapatra

CRC Press

384 pages | 12 Color Illus. | 60 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780367136581
pub: 2020-04-15
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Bioremediation and Nutrient Removal provides a sound understanding and deeper insight on bioremediation of diverse pollutants using bio-electroactive fuel cells (BEFC). The book discusses sound and appropriate utilization of various electrode and/or electrolyte components in building self-sustaining fuel cell systems that target removal of both conventional and emerging pollutants along with production of energy. Various bioremediation strategies with potential scale up option for a) wastewater treatment b) metal removal and soil remediation and c) drug derivatives and emerging contaminants, are the main highlights presented in this volume.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Bio-electroactive Fuel cell, Technologies.

2. Applications in Wastewater Treatment.

3. Metal removal and recovery.

4. Biocatalysts in MFC’s.

5. Groundwater and Soil bio-remediation.

6. Removal of Emerging Pollutants.

7. Oil spill removal and hydrocarbon treatment /recovery.

8. Antibiotics and Pharmaceutical compounds removal.

9. Nutrients removal and recovery.

10. Desalination for freshwater generation.

About the Editors

Dr. Lakhveer Singh is presently working as research faculty at Biological and Ecological Engineering Oregon State University, USA. Prior to his joining OSU, he worked for more than 3 years as an assistant professor at University Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia. He received his B.Sc & M.Sc in Chemistry from Himachal Pradesh University Shimla and Punjab University Chandigarh, India, in 2007 & 2009, respectively & PhD in Industrial Chemistry from University Malaysia Pahang (UMP) 2013. He has teaching, research and industry experience with Universities and Industry in India and Malaysia. His main areas of interest are Bioenergy production, Bioreactors development, Wastewater treatment, MFC and Green Technology. In addition to research activities, he taught undergraduate courses and guided doctoral students at University Malaysia Pahang. He has a more than 40 international publications in high impact journals. His works have been cited 523 times with an h index of 13 and an i10 index of 16. ( He has authored 3 book chapters and 2 books. He also holds a four patent filing application for his research. He is a reviewer for Elsevier, Wiley and Springer International journals. Presently he is the editor of Advances in Chemical and Biological Engineering journal, managing editor of International journal of engineering technology (IJETS) and guest editor of International Journal of Energy Engineering. He is also a member of International Water Association (IWA).

Dr. Mahapatra is presently working as research faculty at the Department of Biological and Ecological Engineering, Oregon State University, Corvallis, USA. His research in the US is on development of Sustainable bioprocess for optimal treatment of process wastewater with adequate bioproduct recovery. His research interest includes Microbial ecology, Environmental bioprocess engineering, Wastewater/Landfill leachate treatment, Nano-scale characterisation, Reactor analysis and design, Algal biofuel and bio-energy, Techno-economics and life cycle assessment. Prior to joining Oregon State University, he was a postdoctoral research associate at Indian Institute of Science from 2014-2016. He submitted his doctoral dissertation in 2014 on Algal Bioprocess Engineering. He received his bachelors in Technology in Biotechnology from BPUT, Odisha in 2007. He has extensive experience in research and industry oriented consultancy projects. He has more than 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals, scientific reports, book chapters and invited articles. His work has been cited in google scholars more than 612 times with an H index of 12 and i10 index of 13.( has won many awards in international and national forums, exhibitions, conferences and meetings and is a member of American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), Indian Science Congress, Asia Pacific Society on Algal Biotechnology. He is also a reviewer of with famous publishers as Elsevier, Springer, Wiley and Academy of Sciences.

About the Series

Bio-electroactive Fuel Cells

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Microbiology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General