1st Edition

Bioremediation for Sustainable Environmental Cleanup

Edited By Anju Malik, Vinod Kumar Garg Copyright 2024
    322 Pages 23 Color & 32 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    322 Pages 23 Color & 32 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The present book, Bioremediation for Sustainable Environmental Cleanup, has a compilation of seventeen chapters comprehensively describing the state-of-the-art on emerging bioremediation approaches employed for sustainable environmental clean-up of diverse  environmental pollutants such as metal(loid)s, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, dyes, pesticides, petroleum hydrocarbons, etc., by using bacteria, fungi, algae, higher plants, and novel materials like biohybrids, nano-biomaterials, and graphitic carbon nitride (g-C3N4). Different bioremediation strategies such as biosorption, bioprecipitation, bioaccumulation, biodegradation, biotransformation etc. have been described in detail. The emphasis throughout, however, is on sustainable environmental clean-up. Eminent researchers from various countries located in diverse geographical areas, including Argentina, Canada, Germany, India, Pakistan, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America, have contributed towards the chapters of this book.

    Bioremediation: A Sustainable Approach for Environmental Cleanup

    Bharti Singh, Anju Malik and Vinod Kumar Garg


    Bioprecipitation as a Bioremediation Strategy for Environmental Cleanup

    Samantha M. Wilcox, Catherine N. Mulligan and Carmen Mihaela Neculita


    Bio Adsorption: An Eco-friendly Alternative for Industrial Effluents Treatment

    Andrea Saralegui, M. Natalia Piol,  Victoria Willson, Néstor Caracciolo,  Silvia Ramos and  Susana Boeykens


    Bioaccumulation and BiosorptionThe Prospects and Future Applications

    P.F. Steffi and P.F. Mishel


    PAHs in Terrestrial Environment and their Phytoremediation

    Sandip Singh Bhatti, Astha Bhatia, Gulshan Bhagat, Simran Singh, Salwinder Singh Dhaliwal, Vivek Sharma, Vibha Verma, Rui Yin and Jaswinder Singh


    Fungal Strategies for the Remediation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons

    Nitu Gupta, Sandipan Banerjee, Apurba Koley, Aman Basu, Nayanmoni Gogoi, Raza Rafiqul Hoque, Narayan Chandra Mandal and Srinivasan Balachandran


    Microbe-Assisted Bioremediation of Pesticides from Contaminated Habitats: Current Status and Prospects

    Karen Reddy, Shisy Jose, Tufail Fayaz, Nirmal Renuka, Sachitra Kumar Ratha, Sheena Kumari and Faizal Bux


    Pseudomonas putida: An Environment Friendly Bacterium

    Sneha S. Das and Gunderao H. Kathwate


    General Aspects/Case Studies on Sources and Bioremediation Mechanisms of Metal(loid)s

    Manoj Kumar, Sushma K. Varma, Renju, Neeraj Kumar Singh and Rajesh Singh


    Metal(loid)s Toxicity and Bacteria Mediated Bioremediation

    Sushant Sunder, Anshul Gupta, Mehak Singla, Rohit Ruhal and Rashmi Kataria


    Lead Induced Toxicity, Detoxification and Bioremediation

    Shalini Dhiman, Arun Dev Singh, Isha Madaan, Raman Tikoria, Driti Kapoor, Priyanka Sharma, Nitika Kapoor, Geetika Sirhindi, Puja Ohri and Renu Bhardwaj


    Microalgal Bioremediation of Heavy Metals: An Integrated Low-cost Sustainable Approach

    Anubha Kaushik, Sharma Mona, Randhir Bharti and Sujata


    Bioremediation of Heavy Metals from Aquatic Environments

    Fariha Latif, Shahena Perveen, Sana Aziz, Rehana Iqbal and Muhammad Mudassar Shahzad

    Phytoremediation of Wastewater Discharged from Paper and Pulp, Textile and Dairy Industries using Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes): A Sustainable Approach

    Apurba Koley, Anudeb Ghosh, Sandipan Banerjee, Nitu Gupta, Richik Ghosh Thakur, Binoy Kumar Show, Shibani Chaudhury, Amit Kumar Hazra, Andrew B. Ross, Gaurav Nahar and Srinivasan Balachandran


    Biohybrids for Environmental Remediation and Biosensing: Concept, Synthesis and Future Prospective

    Archana Mishra, Ayushi Rastogi and Avanish Singh Parmar


    Remediation for Heavy Metal Contamination: A Nanotechnological Approach

    Rubina Khanam, Amaresh Kumar Nayak and Dibyendu Chatterjee


    Modification Strategies of g-C3N4 for Potential Applications in Photocatalysis: A Sustainable Approach towards the Environment

    Sachin Shoran Sweety Dahiya, Anshu Sharma and Sudesh Chaudhary


    Dr. Anju Malik is presently working as Associate Professor and Chairperson at Department of Energy and Environmental Sciences, Chaudhary Devi Lal University, Sirsa, India. She has completed her M.Phil. and Ph.D. from the School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She was awarded with a fellowship from the Belgian Government, under the bilateral cultural exchange programme at University of Ghent, Belgium. Dr. Anju has also received research scholarships from University Grant Commission (UGC) and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi, India. She has worked in the past as a scientist under the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education, Dehradun, India. With more than 18 years of research and teaching experience, her research interest is focused on trace elemental contamination, speciation and remediation. She is a life member of The Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata, India. She has guided several M.Sc., M.Phil. and Ph.D. students. She has published research papers in various peer-reviewed national and international journals of repute. She has also published one book and 10 book chapters in edited books published by reputed international publishers. She is a reviewer of several international journals.

    Prof (Dr.) Vinod Kumar Garg is presently working as Professor at the Department of Environmental Science and Technology, Central University of Punjab, Punjab, India. He is an experienced researcher with more than 30 years of involvement in leading, supervising, and undertaking research. He along with his research group are working on water and wastewater pollution monitoring and abatement, solid waste management, pesticide degradation, radioecology, green chemistry and heavy metal detoxification. He has published more than 200 research and review articles, and six editorials in peer-reviewed international and national journals of repute with more than 18000 citations and h-index 73. In addition, he has published eight books and 15 book chapters and completed 10 sponsored research projects as principal investigator funded by various agencies and departments. He was awarded “Thomson Reuters Research Excellence—India Citation Awards 2012”. He is an active member of various scientific societies and organizations including, the Biotech Research Society of India, the Indian Nuclear Society, etc.