1st Edition

Fungal Bioremediation Fundamentals and Applications

    394 Pages
    by CRC Press

    394 Pages 35 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book highlights the role fungi play in bioremediation, as well as the mechanisms and enzymes involved in this process. It covers the application of bioremediation with fungi in polluted sites and gives a wide overview of the main applications of remediation, such as degradation of xenobiotics, gaseous pollutants, and metal reduction. The book explains the degradation of emergent pollutants and radioactive compounds by fungi, which is relevant to the current pollution problems that have been studied over the last few decades. The book also describes the most advanced techniques and tools that are currently used in this field of study.

    Fundaments. Fungi in Bioremediation. Fungal Peroxidases used in Bioremediation . Phenoloxidases of Fungi and Bioremediation. Applications. Polychlorinated Biphenyls Degradation by Fungi. Chlorophenols Removal by Fungi. Azo Dye Decolorization by Fungi. Heavy Metal Sorption by Fungal Biomass. Cr (VI) Reduction by Fungi. Emergent Pollutants Removal by Fungi. Radioactive Compounds Removal by Fungi. Removal of Gaseous Pollutants from Air by Fungi. Useful Tools. Molecular Techniques to Improve Bioremediation. Proteomic Techniques in Toxic Bioremediation by Fungi. Analytical Techniques Used in Bioremediation Studies. Bioreactors and other Technologies Used in Fungal Bioremediation.


    Araceli Tomasini Camposcosio

    Hector Hugo Leon Santiesteban