With focus on the practical use of modern biotechnology for environmental sustainability, this book provides a thoughtful overview of molecular aspects of environmental studies to create a new awareness of fundamental biological processes and sustainable ecological concerns. It covers the latest research by prominent scientists in modern biology and delineates recent and prospective applications in the sub-areas of environmental biotechnology with special focus on the biodegradation of toxic pollutants, bioremediation of contaminated environments, and bioconversion of organic wastes toward a green economy and sustainable future.
The Role of General Methods and Mathematical Models on Microbial Evolution, Ecological Interactions, and Population Dynamics. Identification of Microorganisms Carried by Aeolian Dust to Other Continents and Their Impact on Public Health. Chlorinated Compounds in Natural and Biotechnological Processes: Merits, Risks, and Uses. Environmental Impact of Pesticide Use on Microbial Communities and Soil Bioprocesses: A Physiological, Biochemical and Molecular Perspective. Recent Advances in Applications of Nanomaterials for Water Remediation. Fungal Dehalogenation: An Overview. Insight of Biofuel Prospects from Microalgae as Renewable Energy Source for Environmental Sustainability. Integrated Algal Industrial Waste Treatment and Bioenergy Co-Generation. Bioambiant Preservation of Raw Hides using Plant-Based Materials: A Green Technology to Reduce Tannery Waste Water Pollution. Phytoremediation of Organic Chemopollutants. Bioconversion of Palm Oil and Sugar Industry Wastes into Value-Added Polyhydroxyalkanoate. Influence of Environmental Factors on the Prevalence of Postharvest Deterioration of Raphia and Shea Fruits in Nigeria. Soil Remediation and Ecological Restoration from Heavy Metal Pollution and Radioactive Waste Materials Using Fungal Genetic and Genomic Resources. A Multifaceted Bioremediation of Xenobiotics Using Fungi.