1st Edition

Bioremediation of Environmental Toxicants Toxicants, Sources, Mechanism, Impact on Human Health, and Bioremediation Approaches

    320 Pages 56 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Bioremediation for Environmental Toxicants: Toxicants, Sources, Mechanism, Impact on Human Health, and Bioremediation Approaches provides insight into the nature of environmental toxicants, the impact on human health, and their bioremediation approaches viz. nanotechnology, microorganism, and phytoremediation. Various environmental toxicants such as pesticides, heavy metal, plastic and microplastics waste, dyes used in industries, colorants, corrosive agents and biomedical waste show different levels of mechanism of toxicity which possess sincere threat to human health as well as the stability of ecosystems. To decontaminate the environment from these toxic compounds a low-cost effective technique is required. Bioremediation is a sustainable approach by which hazardous pollutants are converted into less harmful or non-toxic compounds using effective techniques to detoxify contaminated soil and water. In recent years, research has steadily concentrated on the various bioremediation approaches viz. nanoparticle, microorganism, and phytoremediation, etc. 


    • Showcases contributions from high-profile experts in the field
    • Highlights the current state and importance of environmental bioremediation
    • Provides detailed knowledge about the mechanism, toxicity, and action of environmental toxicants
    • Furnishes a deep understanding of environment-human interaction and the aftereffects
    • Outlines the state-of-art bioremediation technologies viz., nanotechnology, microbial and plants-based mitigation of environmental toxicants

    Section 1:  Introduction to Environmental toxicants. 1. Pesticides as Environmental Toxicants. 2. Heavy Metals as Environmental Toxicants. 3. Plastic And Microplastic Wastes as Environmental Toxicant. 4. Industrial Waste as Environmental Toxicants. 5. Biomedical Wastes as Environmental Toxicants. Section 2: Nanoparticle-based remediation strategies for environmental toxicants. 6. Nanoparticles Based Bioremediation Approach for Pesticides. 7. Nanoparticles Based Bioremediation Approach For Elimination Of Heavy Metals From Wastewater. 8. Nanoparticles-Based Bioremediation Approach For Plastics and Microplastics. 9. Nanoparticles Based Bioremediation Approach For Industrial and Biomedical Wastes. 10. Impact of Nanoparticle Based Bioremediation on The Fauna and Flora of Different Matrices. Section 3: Microorganism based remediation strategies for environmental toxicants. 11. Microorganism Based Bioremediation Approach On Pesticides : Factors, Techniques and Applications. 12. Microorganism Based Bioremediation Approach For Heavy Metals. 13. Microorganism Based Bioremediation Approach For Plastics and Microplastics Wastes. 14. Microorganisms Based Bioremediation Approach for Industrial and Biomedical Waste. 15. Impact of Microorganism-Based Bioremediation on the Fauna and Flora of Different Matrices. Section 4: Phytoremediation: Bioremediation strategies for environmental Toxicants. 16. Phytoremediation: Bioremediation Approaches for Environmental Toxicants. 17. Phytoremediation: Treatment Strategies for Industrial and Biomedical  Waste. 18. Impact of Phytoremediation Based Bioremediation on Fauna and Flora of Different Matrices.


    Dr. Chandra Shekhar Yadav

    Dr. Chandra Shekhar Yadav is currently working as Assistant Professor at School of Forensic Sciences, National Forensic Sciences University, Gnadhinagar, Gujarat. He has earned his Ph.D. in Medical Biochemistry from the University of Delhi, India. He has worked as Assistant Professor at the Department of Life Sciences, Vivekananda Global University, Jaipur. He has been awarded the Dr. DS Kothari Postdoctoral Fellowship from UGC, New Delhi. He has published more than 25 papers in peer-review international Journal having high impact factors and presented papers in various national and international conferences. Area of research interest is environmental toxicology particularly emphasizing exposure to environmental toxicants and their impact on human health. He is an active Editorial Board member and reviewer of national and international Journals. He has expertise in the assessment of environmental residue by GC-MS and AAS, Pesticide induced toxicity studies, attenuation effect of plant extracts, genetics studies using PCR- RT PCR, and almost all the minor techniques. He has worked in various collaborative projects with the Central Pollution Control board (CPCB), New Delhi.viz., Environmental health- POPs estimation in Delhi Population. He is also a nominated member of the committee for the ethical use of laboratory animals in research by CPCSEA, Ministry of Environment Forest & Climate Change, Govt of India. More than 14 students have completed their master's dissertation under his exemplary guidance and currently, 4 research scholars are pursuing their Ph.D. under his supervision in the area of environmental toxicity and remediation.


    Dr. Kumud Kant Awasthi

    Dr.  Kumud Kant Awasthi is currently working as Professor and Head, Department of Life Sciences, Vivekananda Global University Jaipur. He has served as Assistant Professor at the National Institute of Animal Welfare, Faridabad India, and Lal Bahadur Shastri P. G. College Jaipur. Dr. Awasthi completed BSc from CSJM University Kanpur in 2002 then moved to Jaipur and earned an M.Sc. (Zoology) and Ph.D. from the University of Rajasthan Jaipur India. His area of research is environmental toxicology concerning nanoparticles. He has vast experience in the field of toxicity assessment for different nanomaterials in different in vivo and in vitro models and their safe use for drug development. He is also guiding Ph.D. scholars for their degrees. He is a life member of esteemed scientific national and international societies viz., STOX, ISCA, MRSI, ISLS, ISID, ESTIV, SMRS, and also nominated member of the committee for the ethical use of laboratory animals in research by CPCSEA, Ministry of Environment Forest & Climate Change Govt of India. He is constantly involved in research activity as a member of editorial boards, reviewers of different journals, and organizing committees of national and international conferences.


    Dr. Mahipal Singh Sankhla

    Dr. Mahipal Singh Sankhla, Born on 19 May 1994, at Udaipur, Rajasthan. Currently, he is working as an Assistant Professor, Department of Forensic Science, (UIAHS), Chandigarh University, Mohali, Punjab India & University Centre for Research and Development, Chandigarh University, Mohali Punjab India. Prior to this, he has served as Assistant Professor, Department of Forensic Science, Vivekanda Global University, Jaipur, Rajasthan and Assistant Professor in the Department of Forensic Science, Institute of Sciences, SAGE University, Indore, M.P. He has done training in Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) Lucknow, CBI (CFSL) New Delhi, Codon Institute of Biotechnology Noida, Rajasthan State Mines & Minerals Limited (R&D Division) Udaipur. He was awarded “Junior Research Fellowship-JRF”, DST-Funded Project at “Malaviya National Institute of Technology- MNIT”, Jaipur and “Excellence in Reviewing Award” in International Journal for Innovative Research in Science & Technology (IJIRST). He is the author of 3 Book and published 4 Book Chapters in various National and International publishers. He has been published more than 90 Research & Review Papers and organized more than 25 National and International Conferences, Workshops & FDP.