1st Edition

Biosorbents Diversity, Bioprocessing, and Applications

    288 Pages 39 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book focuses on the biologically derived adsorbent with numerous applications in wastewater treatment, metal recovery, biosensor development, and so forth. It initiates with the description of biological sources of biosorbents followed by applications of biosorbents, biosorption isotherms, assessment of biosorbents with various tools, pretreatment of biosorbents, and its mode of action. Some less explored areas like separation of radionuclides, biosorption of volatile organic compounds, and animal-based biosorbents are also explained.


    • Focuses on fundamentals, characteristics of flora and fauna-mediated biosorbents used extensively
    • Describes entire aspects of tools and techniques related to assessment and monitoring of biosorbents
    • Includes adsorption kinetics, adsorption isotherm, and mechanism of action of biosorbents
    • Covers advancements in pretreatment methods to enhance the adsorption process of biosorbents
    • Reviews recent applications which include heavy metal removal, dye remediation, and separation of radionuclides and nano-biosorbents

    This book is aimed at graduate students and researchers in bioprocess engineering, microbiology, and biotechnology.

    Chapter 1. Introduction and Characteristics of Biosorbents
    Kanika Dulta, Divyanshi Singh, Swati Singh, Kirti Singh, EbukaChizitere Emenike, Kingsley O. Iwuozor, Adewale George Adeniyi, Saranya N, Rangabhashiyam Selvasembian

    Chapter 2A. Bacterial and Fungal Biosorbents
    Jéssica Mesquita do Nascimento

    Chapter 2B. Mushroom Biosorbent
    Varsha Meshram, Khemraj Sahu, Anjali Kosre, Deepali Koreti, Pramod Kumar Mahish
    and Nagendra Kumar Chandrawanshi

    Chapter 3. Algal and Plant Biosorbents
    Victor Rezende Moreira, Giovanni Souza Casella, Thais Girardi Carpanez, Lucilaine Valéria de Souza Santos, Eduardo Coutinho de Paula, Míriam Cristina Santos Amaral

    Chapter 4. Animal-based Biosorbents
    Johnson O. Oladele

    Chapter 5. Bio sorbents Mechanism of Action
    Akanksha Jain, Sonia Bajaj, Swati Tanti, Suchitra Panigrahy

    Chapter 6. Adsorption Kinetics and Isotherms
    Shoomaila Latif, Muhammad Imran, M. Hassan Siddique, Muhammad Ehsan,
    Shahid Ahmad

    Chapter 7A. Pre-treatment methods of biosorbents
    Madhu Manikpuri, Suchitra Panigrahy, Akanksha Jain

    Chapter 7B. Pretreatment of Aspergillus Mycelium for the Enhancement of Lead Biosorption
    Pramod Kumar Mahish, Shailesh Kumar Jadhav

    Chapter 7C. Pretreatment of Spent mushroom substrate for the enhancement of Biosorption capacity
    Anjali Kosre, Khemraj Sahu, Varsha Meshram, Deepali Koreti, Pramod Kumar Mahish and Nagendra Kumar Chandrawanshi

    Chapter 8. Tools and Techniques related to the Monitoring and Assessment of Biosorbents
    Nisha Gupta, Dristi Verma, Shubhra Tiwari, Jai Shankar Paul, S.K. Jadhav

    Chapter 9. Aqueous Removal of Heavy Metals using Biosorbents
    Tarun Kumar Patle, Ravishankar Chauhan, Alka Patle, Pramod Kumar Mahish

    Chapter 10. Application of Biosorbents in Dye Removal
    Veena Thakur, Tikendra Kumar Verma

    Chapter 11. Application of Biosorbents in Separation of Radionuclides
    Elyor Berdimurodov, Khasan Berdimuradov, Ilyos Eliboyev, Abduvali Kholikov, Khamdam Akbarov, Dakeshwar Kumar Verma, Omar Dagdag

    Chapter 12. Biosorption of Volatile Organic Compounds
    Godwin Anywar, Jane Namukobe, Patience Tugume, Jamiulu Ssenku, Moses Akol, Julius Mulindwa

    Chapter 13. Nano-biosorbents and their applications in electrochemical sensing and adsorptive removal of environmental pollutants
    Shreanshi Agrahari, Ankit Kumar Singh, Ravindra Kumar Gautam, Ida Tiwari


    Pramod Kumar Mahish is presently serving as Assistant Professor of Biotechnology in Govt. Digvijay Autonomous PG College Rajnandgaon (Chhattisgarh) India and Chairman Board of Studies Biotechnology at Hemchand Yadav Vishwavidyalaya Durg. He had 9 years of teaching and 12 years of research experience. Dr. Mahish had published 17 research papers and 2 books. He had also written 6 book chapters with various other platforms. He had completed 3 research projects and presently guiding 2 Ph.D. scholars. He is a fellow member of the World Researchers Association and a life member in the Aerobiology Association of India and Microbiologists Society India. He was awarded UGC National Fellowship for his Ph.D. research work. Dr. Mahish is engaged in the editing of 2 books on the De-Gruyter platform.

    Dakeshwar Kumar Verma is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Govt. Digvijay Autonomous Postgraduate College, Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh, INDIA. His research is mainly focused on the preparation and designing of sustainable and eco-friendly corrosion inhibitors for metals and alloys that are useful for several industrial applications. Dr. Verma is the author of several research papers, review articles, and book chapters in peer-reviewed international journals. He is also an editor/author of various books that will be published by various publications. Dr. Verma has an H index of 13 and an i-10 index of 16 with total 750 plus citations. He has received the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research Junior Research Fellowship national award in 2013. He also availed Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) fellow during his Ph.D.

    Shailesh Kumar Jadhav is presently serving as Senior Professor of Biotechnology in the School of Studies in Biotechnology, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur, (Chhattisgarh) India. He had 34 years of teaching and 29 years of research experience. Prof. Jadhav has published more than 125 research papers and 12 books. His area of interest is bioprocessing, green energy, and microbial technologies. He had awarded 26 Ph.D. and completed 7 research projects of different Government agencies of India. He had various awards in the field of teaching, research, and administration. Prof. Jadhav has an H index of 16 and an i10 index of 29.