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Environmental Waste Management

1st Edition

Edited by Ram Chandra

CRC Press

586 pages | 32 Color Illus. | 218 B/W Illus.

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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.

Table of Contents

Use of PMDE with Sugar Industries Pressmud for Composting: A Green Technology for Safe Disposal in the Environment

Ram Chandra and Sangeeta Yadav

Advances in the Treatment of Pulp and Paper Mill Wastewater

Sanjeev Gupta and Nishi Kant Bhardwaj

Role of Cyanobacteria for Biodegradation of Agrochemical Waste

Surendra Singh and Pallavi Datta

Biomedical Waste: Its Effects and Safe Disposal

Bamidele T. Odumosu

Biological Nitrogen Removal in Wastewater Treatment

Rima Biswas and Tapas Nandy

Bioconversion of Industrial CO2 Emissions into Utilizable Products

Shazia Faridi and T. Satyanarayana

Role of Bioreactor for Industrial Wastewater Treatment

Ahmed ElMekawy, Gunda Mohanakrishna, Sandipam Srikanth, and Deepak Pant

Microbial Genomics and Bioremediation of Industrial Wastewater

Atya Kapley, Niti B. Jadeja, Vasundhara Paliwal, Trilok C. Yadav, and Hemant J. Purohit

Persistent Organic Pollutants and Bacterial Communities Present during the Treatment of Tannery Wastewater

Gaurav Saxena and Ram Naresh Bharagava

Microbial Degradation of Lignocellulosic Waste and Its Metabolic Products

Ram Chandra, Sheelu Yadav, and Vineet Kumar

Advanced Oxidative Pretreatment of Complex Effluents for Biodegradability Enhancement and Color Reduction

P. Tembhekar, K. Padoley, T. Sarat Chandra, S. Malik, A. Sharma, Sanjeev Gupta, R.A. Pandey, and S. Mudliar

Role of Microbes in Plastic Degradation

R. Sangeetha Devi, V. Rajesh Kannan, K. Natarajan, D. Nivas, K. Kannan, S. Chandru, and A. Robert Antony

Biodegradation of Chemical Pollutants of Tannery Wastewater

Arumugam Gnanamani and Varadharajan Kavitha

Microbial Degradation Mechanism of Textile Dye and Its Metabolic Pathway for Environmental Safety

Rahul V. Khandare and Sanjay P. Govindwar

Isolation of Pure DNA for Metagenomic Study from Industrial Polluted Site: A New Approach for Monitoring of Microbial Community and Pollutants

Ram Chandra and Sheelu Yadav

Biotransformation and Biodegradation of Organophosphates and Organohalides

Ram Chandra and Vineet Kumar

Petroleum Hydrocarbon Stress Management in Soil Using Microorganisms and Their Products

Rajesh Kumar, Amar Jyoti Das, and Shatrohan Lal

Recent Advances in the Expression and Regulation of Plant Metallothioneins for Metal Homeostasis and Tolerance

Preeti Tripathi, Pradyumna Kumar Singh, Seema Mishra, Neelam Gautam, Sanjay Dwivedi, Debasis Chakrabarty, and Rudra Deo Tripathi

About the Editor

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Chemical & Biochemical