1st Edition

Bioremediation of Toxic Metal(loid)s

Edited By Anju Malik, Mohd. Kashif Kidwai, Vinod Kumar Garg Copyright 2023
    424 Pages 35 Color & 25 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    424 Pages 35 Color & 25 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The book, Bioremediation of Toxic Metal(loid)s, describes the state-of-the-art and potential of emerging technologies on bioremediation of toxic metal(loid)s. It has a compilation of the available comprehensive knowledge of the fundamentals and advancements in the field of bioremediation of toxic metal(loid)s. The mechanisms, applications, and current advancements of various bioremediation strategies used for metal(loid)s have been described in 21 chapters contributed by leading experts from different institutes, universities, and research laboratories from various countries across the globe including Argentina, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, India, Japan, Republic of Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. This book offers a bird’s eye view on various bioremediation technologies based on a variety of biological agents viz. plants, bacteria, algae, fungi etc., used for environmental clean-up of toxic metal(loid)s.

    Section 1: Fundamentals of Bioremediation of Toxic Metal(loid)s

    1. Metal(loid)s: Sources, Toxicity and Bioremediation

    Mohd. Kashif Kidwai, Anju Malik and Vinod Kumar Garg

    2. Bioprecipitation as a Remediation Technique for Metal(loid)s Contamination from Mining Activities

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

    3. Bioaccumulation of Metals in Lichens and Mosses: Understanding Atmospheric Deposition, Metal-induced Modifications and their Suitability as Biomonitors and Bioremediators

    Sharfaa Hussain, Parijat Bharali, Barnali Koushik and Raza R. Hoque

    4. Phytoremediation: A Green Technology for Treating Heavy Metal Contaminated Soil

    Huijuan Shao, Guangyu Cui and Sartaj Ahmad Bhat

    5. Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes): A Sustainable Strategy for Heavy Metals Removal from Contaminated Waterbodies

    Apurba Koley, Douglas Bray, Sandipan Banerjee, Sudeshna Sarkar, Richik Ghosh Thakur, Amit Kumar Hazra, Narayan Chandra Mandal, Shibani Chaudhury, Andrew B. Ross, Miller Alonso Camargo-Valero and Srinivasan Balachandran

    6. Bacterial Mechanisms for Metal(loid)s Remediation

    Insha Sultan and Qazi. Mohd Rizwanul Haq

    7. Bioremediation Potential of Trichoderma species for Metal(loid)s

    Mohd. Kashif Kidwai, Anju Malik, Sanju Bala Dhull, Pawan Kumar Rose and Vinod Kumar Garg

    8. Trends in Waste Water Treatment using Phycoremediation for Biofuel Production

    Anuchaya Devi, Anita Singh, Monika Mahajan, Sinha Sahab, Vaibhav Srivastava, Pooja Singh and Rajeev Pratap Singh

    9. Lignocellulosic Waste as Adsorbent for Water Pollutants: A Step towards Sustainability and Circular Economy

    Andrea Beatriz Saralegui, Maria Natalia Piol, Victoria Willson, Nestor Caracciolo, Cristina Vázquez and Susana Patricia Boeykens

    Section 2: Bioremediation of Specific Toxic Metal(loid)s

    10. Bioremediation of Arsenic: A Sustainable Approach in Managing Arsenic ContaminationLoveleena Khanikar and Md. Ahmaruzzaman

    11. Phytoremediation of Uranium and Other Radionuclides in Soil and Water and Effects of Biogeochemical Conditions

    Naira Ibrahim and Fengxiang Han

    12. Bioremediation Strategies for Removal of Chromium from Polluted Environment

    Preksha Palsania, Mohd. Ashraf Dar and Garima Kaushik

    13. Environmental Evidence and Behaviour of Mercury Emissions, Biogeochemical Cycle, and Remediation in Earth Systems

    Ramamoorthy Ayyamperumal, Xiaozhong Huang, Mohamed Khalith S.B., Natchimuthu Karmegam, Kantha Deivi Arunachalam, Diksha Sharma, Manikanda Bharath Karuppasamy, Gnachandrasamy Gopala Krishnan and Balasubramani Ravindran

    Section 3: Biotechnological Strategies for Remediation of Toxic Metal(loid)s

    14. Deciphering the Role of Metal Binding Proteins and Metal Transporters for Remediation of Toxic Metals in Plants

    Harsimran Kaur, Sukhmeen Kaur Kohli, Kanika Khanna, Shalini Dhiman, Jaspreet Kour, Tamanna Bhardwaj and Renu Bhardwaj

    15. Remediation of Toxic Metal(loid)s: Biotechnological Strategies

    Manish Singh Rajput, Upasana Jhariya, Kritika Pandey, Shweta Rai, Surbhi Kuril, Pratibha Singh and Sridhar Pilli

    16. Synthetic Biology Approaches for Bioremediation of Metals

    Rohit Ruhal and Rashmi Kataria

    Section 4: Nanotechnology and Metal(loid)s Remediation

    17. Bioremediation of Heavy Metals from Ecosystem Nanotechnological Perspectives

    Ruma Ganguly, Anshu Mathur and R.P. Singh

    18. Mitigation of Arsenic Pollution by using Iron-based Nano-adsorbents

    R. Suresh, Saravanan Rajendran and Lorena Cornejo Ponce

    Section 5: General Aspects/Case Studies on Bioremediation of Metal(loid)s

    19. Restoration of Old Mining Sites Polluted by Metal(loid)s by using Various Amendments

    Manhattan Lebrun, Sylvain Bourgerie and Domenico Morabito

    20. Bioremediation of Mining Waste and Other Copper-containing Effluents by Biosorption

    Javier I. Ordóñez, Ana Mercado, Liey-si Wong-Pinto and Sonia I. Cortés

    21. Remediation of Contaminated Chromite Mine Spoil by Biochar Application

    Dipita Ghosh, Manish Kumar, Nabin Kumar Dhal and Subodh Kumar Maiti


    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 School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She was awarded with Belgian Government fellowship under 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 also worked in the past as Scientist under Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education, Dehradoon, India. With more than 17 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 and also published book chapters in edited books published by reputed international publishers. She is a reviewer of several international journals.

    Dr. Mohd. Kashif Kidwai is currently working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Energy and Environmental Sciences, Chaudhary Devi Lal University, Sirsa, Haryana, India. He has a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences, University of Lucknow and National Botanical Research Institute (CSIR), Lucknow, India teaching various postgraduate courses and doctoral courses for more than 14 years in the Department of Energy and Environmental Sciences, Chaudhary Devi Lal University, Sirsa, Haryana, India. He has several publications into his credit including research and review articles in reputed national and international journals along with book chapters in edited books of reputed national and international publishers. He has participated and presented in various national and international conferences, etc., and is guiding both post graduate and doctoral students. He has been working on various environmental issues viz. water monitoring studies; agrochemical based phytotoxic studies of agriculturally important plants, development and application of fungal based biopesticides, etc. He is in process of conducting research on diverse environmental aspects.

    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 a well-rounded researcher with more than 30 years of experience in leading, supervising, and undertaking research in the field of water, wastewater management, solid and Hazardous Waste Management. He and his research group are working on Water and Wastewater pollution monitoring and abatement, Solid Waste Management, Pesticide degradation, radioecology and Heavy Metal detoxification. He has published more than 200 research and review articles, 22 proceedings, and 6 editorials in peer-reviewed International and National journals of repute with more than citations 16000 and h-index 67. In addition, he has published 3 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.