1st Edition

Environmental Management Technologies Challenges and Opportunities

    384 Pages 69 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Environmental Management Technologies: Challenges and Opportunities details the environmental problems posed by the various types of toxic organic and inorganic pollutants discharged from both natural and anthropogenic activities and their toxicological effects in environments, humans, animals, and plants. This book also highlights the recent advanced and innovative methods for the effective degradation and bioremediation of organic pollutants, heavy metals, dyes, etc. from the environment for sustainable development. 

    Features of the book:

     ·         Provides state-of-the-art information on pollutants, their sources, and deleterious impacts on the environment

    ·         Elucidates the recent updates on Emerging Pollutants (EPs) in pharmaceutical waste and personal care products

    ·         Discusses the various physico-chemical, biological, and combination treatment systems for sustainable development

    ·         Details recent research findings in the area of environmental waste management and their future challenges and opportunities   

    PART I Pollutants in the Environment. 1. Emerging Environmental Pollutants: Current and Future Challenges. 2. Study on the Occurrence and Detection of Non- Steroidal Anti- Inflammatory Drugs in Wastewater Treatment Plants. 3. Organochlorine and Organophosphate Pesticides and Emerging Pollutants in the Ganga River System: An Overview. 4. Sources, Spread, and Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance: A Global Concern. 5. Black Trail in Blue Oceans. 6. Health Hazards of Food Allergens and Related Safety Measures. PART II Remediation and Management of Pollutants. 7. The Role of Microbes in Environmental Contaminants’ Management. 8. Microbial Bioformulation Technology for Applications in Bioremediation. 9. The Role of Microbes in the Degradation of Plastics and Directions Toward Greener Bioplastic. 10. Microalgae: The Role of Phycoremediation in Treated Chrome Sludge from the Electroplating Industry and in Biomass Production. 11. Environmental Sensing and Detection of Toxic Heavy Metals by Metal Organic Frameworks- Based Electrochemical Sensors. 12. Beneficial Functions of Vermiwash and Vermicompost for Sustainable Agriculture. 13. Phytoremediation of Mine Tailings. 14. Advanced Functional Approaches of Nanotechnology in Food and Nutrition. 15. The Role of Nanotechnology in Insect Pest Management. 16. Polymer Nanocomposites for Wastewater Treatment. 17. Ohmic Heating as an Advantageous Technology for the Food Industry: Prospects and Applications. 18. Nanoparticles Synthesis from Kitchen Waste: Opportunities, Challenges, and Future Prospects. 19. Artificial Intelligence-Based Smart Waste Management for the Circular Economy.


    Dr. Pankaj Chowdhary is Founder and President, Society for Green Environment (SGE) (www.sgeindia.org) at New Delhi India. Currently he is working as Postdoctoral Fellow in CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research. He received his Post-graduation degree (2011) in Biotechnology from Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gorakhpur University Uttar Pradesh (UP), India. Afterward, he obtained his Ph.D. (2018) in the area of Microbiology from Department of Microbiology at Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (A Central University), Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. During Ph.D. his work has mainly focused on role of ligninolytic enzyme producing bacterial strains in the decolorizing & degradation of coloring compounds from distillery wastewater. His main research areas are Microbial Biotechnology, Biodegradation and Bioremediation of Environmental contaminants in Industrial wastewaters, Metagenomics, Biofuel, and Bioenergy production. He has edited three International Book “Emerging and Eco-friendly Approaches for Waste Management”, Contaminants and Clean Technologies, & “Microorganisms for Sustainable Environment and Health”. Besides, he has also authored two international books “New Technologies for Reclamation of Industrial Wastewater” & “Recent Advances in Distillery Waste Management for Environmental Safety”. He has published more than seventy (70) research publications including research/review papers and two book reviews in national and international peer reviewed journals of high impact factor published by Springer, Elsevier, Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), Taylor & Francis Group and Frontiers. He has also published many National and International Book chapters & Magazine articles on the biodegradation and bioremediation of industrial pollutants. He has been presented many posters/papers relevant to his research areas in National and International con­ferences. He has been also served as a potential reviewer for various national and interna­tional journals in his respective areas of the research. He is a life member of the “Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI)”, “Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) Kolkata, India” and The Biotech Research Society, India (BRSI).

    Dr. Vineet Kumar is presently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Basic and Applied Sciences, School of Engineering and Sciences at GD Goenka University, Gurugram, Haryana, India. Prior to joining GD Goenka University, Dr. Kumar served the various reputed institutions in India like CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), Maharashtra, India; Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University), Bilaspur, India; Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi; Dr. Shakuntala Misra National Rehabilitation University Lucknow, India, etc. He received his M.Sc. (2010) and M.Phil. (2012) in Microbiology from the Department of Microbiology at Ch. Charan Singh University, Meerut, India. Subsequently, he earned his Ph.D. (2018) in Environmental Microbiology from Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar (A Central) University, Lucknow, India. Dr. Kumar’s research work mainly focuses on the development of integrated and sustainable treatment techniques that can help in minimizing or eliminating hazardous waste in the environment. He has published >32 research and review articles in reputed international peer-reviewed Journals with more than citations >1000, and h-index 17. In addition, he is the author/co-author of 4 Proceeding Articles, 45 Book Chapters, and 4 Scientific Magazine articles. Moreover, he has published 2 authored and 17 edited books on different aspects of Phytoremediation, Bioremediation, Wastewater Treatment, Waste Management, Omics, Genomics, and Metagenomics from CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group), Elsevier, Springer Nature, IWA, and Wiley. Recently, his two series have been approved for publication by CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group) and International Water Association (IWA Publishing). Dr. Kumar has been serving as a guest editor and reviewer in many prestigious international peer review Journals. He has served the editorial board of various reputed journals including SN Applied Sciences, Frontiers in Microbiology, Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering Reviews. He has presented several papers relevant to his research areas at national and international conferences. Dr. Kumar is an active member of numerous scientific societies including Microbiology Society (UK), the Indian Science Congress Association (India), Association of Microbiologist of India (India), etc. He is founder of the Society for Green Environment, India (website: www.sgeindia.org). He can be reached at [email protected]; [email protected].

    Dr. Sunil Kumar is a well-rounded researcher with more than 20 years of experience in leading, supervising and undertaking research in the broad field of environmental engineering and science with focus on Solid and Hazardous Waste Management. His primary area of expertise is solid waste management (Municipal Solid Waste, Electronic waste, Biomedical Waste etc.) over a wide range of environmental topics including contaminated sites, EIA, and wastewater treatment. He has contributed extensively to these fields and has citation of 8825, h-index of 44, and i10-index of 168 (Google scholar). His contributions since inception at CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), India in 2000 include 300 refereed journal publications, 05 books and 40 book chapters, 10 Edited volumes and numerous project reports to various governmental and private, local and International academic/research bodies. He is the Associate Editor of peer reviewed journals of the international repute i.e., Environmental Chemistry Letter, International Journal of Environmental Science & Technology, ASCE, Journal of Hazardous, Toxic and Radioactive Waste. He also serves as editorial board in Bioresource Technology, Elsevier. He has completed more than 22 research projects as PI with 17 (7 awarded) Ph. D. and 17 M. Phil/M. Tech thesis/dissertations under his supervision. The list of his collaborations is long and includes key Indian universities as IIT Kharagpur, IIT Delhi, and IIT Mumbai and prestigious regional institutes, such as Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and Kasetsart University in Bangkok, Hong Baptist University, as well as universities in US (Columbia, Texas A&M), University of Calgary, Canada and Europe (UN University Dresden, and University of Uppsala, Sweden). He has contributed immensely to the advancement of environmental engineering/science fields in India in the region and internationally as anExpert committee member for revision of Solid Waste Management Rules, NGT members for Solid Waste Rules, organizing workshops/conferences and delivering invited speeches at both Indian and international Venues.Dr. Kumar has achieved recognition and awarded as Outstanding Scientist in 2011 and 2016 at CSIR-NEERI for his Scientific Excellence in the field of Research & Development in Solid Waste Management. Dr. Kumar was also awarded with the most prestigious award Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung Jean-Paul-Str.12 D-53173 Bonn, Germany as a Senior Researcher for developing a Global Network and Excellence for more advanced research and technology innovation.


    Dr. Vishwas Hare is currently working as Vice-President in Society for Green Environment (SGE) at New Delhi. He obtained his Ph.D. (2018) in the area of Microbiology from Department of Environmental Microbiology at Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (A Central University), Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. He did his post graduation degree in Medical Microbiology from Choudhary Charan Singh University Meerut. His Ph.D. topic is “Studies on the Arsenic Affected Paddy Grown Area of Uttar Pradesh and its Remediation Approach” The main focus of his research work is the remediation of arsenic from paddy and other crop field. He has published many original research and review articles in peer reviewed journals of high impact. He has also published many International book chapters & a book review on the biodegradation and bioremediation of industrial pollutants. He has qualified ICAR NET in Microbiology and GATE in Life Science. He is also life member of the Academy of the Association of Microbiologists of India.