1st Edition

Environmental Waste Management

Edited By Ram Chandra Copyright 2015
    620 Pages
    by CRC Press

    620 Pages 32 Color & 218 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Rapid industrialization has resulted in the generation of huge quantities of hazardous waste, both solid and liquid. Despite regulatory guidelines and pollution control measures, industrial waste is being dumped on land and discharged into water bodies without adequate treatment. This gross misconduct creates serious environmental and public health hazards.

    Environmental Waste Management promotes the proper management and utilization of industrial waste, delivering in-depth, state-of-the-art information on the physicochemical properties, chemical composition, and environmental risks associated with industrial waste from the sugar, pulp and paper, tanning, distilling, textile, petroleum hydrocarbon, and agrochemical sectors.

    Featuring contributions from environmental microbiology and biotechnology experts from various universities, national research laboratories, and industries, this book:

    • Covers biocomposting of pressmud, treatment of pulp and paper mill wastewater, biodegradation of agrochemicals, and bioenergy production from industrial waste for safe recycling

    • Examines persistent organic pollutants (POPs) discharged from industrial waste, emphasizing the relationship of metagenomics with POPs present in sugarcane molasses-based distillery waste and pulp paper mill wastewater after secondary treatment

    • Discusses bioreactors for industrial wastewater treatment, biotransformation and biodegradation of organophosphates and organohalides in the environment by different bacterial populations, and metallothioneins for metal homeostasis and tolerance

    Environmental Waste Management provides students, scientists, and researchers of biotechnology, microbiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology with a specialized collection of cutting-edge industrial waste management and pollutant monitoring techniques.

    Use of PMDE with Sugar Industries Pressmud for Composting: A Green Technology for Safe Disposal in the Environment. Advances in the Treatment of Pulp and Paper Mill Wastewater. Role of Cyanobacteria for Biodegradation of Agrochemical Waste. Biomedical Waste: Its Effects and Safe Disposal. Biological Nitrogen Removal in Wastewater Treatment. Bioconversion of Industrial CO2 Emissions into Utilizable Products. Role of Bioreactor for Industrial Wastewater Treatment. Microbial Genomics and Bioremediation of Industrial Wastewater. Persistent Organic Pollutants and Bacterial Communities Present during the Treatment of Tannery Wastewater. Microbial Degradation of Lignocellulosic Waste and Its Metabolic Products. Advanced Oxidative Pretreatment of Complex Effluents for Biodegradability Enhancement and Color Reduction. Role of Microbes in Plastic Degradation. Biodegradation of Chemical Pollutants of Tannery Wastewater. Microbial Degradation Mechanism of Textile Dye and Its Metabolic Pathway for Environmental Safety. Isolation of Pure DNA for Metagenomic Study from Industrial Polluted Site: A New Approach for Monitoring of Microbial Community and Pollutants. Biotransformation and Biodegradation of Organophosphates and Organohalides. Petroleum Hydrocarbon Stress Management in Soil Using Microorganisms and Their Products. Recent Advances in the Expression and Regulation of Plant Metallothioneins for Metal Homeostasis and Tolerance.


    Ram Chandra is currently Head and Senior Principal Scientist in the Environmental Microbiology Division, Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (IITR), Lucknow. He earned his B.Sc (Hons) and M.Sc from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India; started his career as scientist B at the Industrial Toxicology Research Centre, Lucknow, India; and subsequently earned his Ph.D. He then became scientist F at IITR, followed by professor and head of the Department of Environmental Microbiology, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar Central University, Lucknow, India. Widely published and highly decorated, Dr. Chandra is a member of the American Society for Microbiology; life member of the National Academy of Sciences, India; and a Fellow of the Academy of Environmental Biology, Association of Microbiologists of India, and Biotech Research Society, India. He has authored one book and edited two more books from reputed publishers.