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Handbook of Metal-Microbe Interactions and Bioremediation

ISBN 9781498762427
Published March 23, 2017 by CRC Press
813 Pages 146 Color & 107 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Around the World, metal pollution is a major problem. Conventional practices of toxic metal removal can be ineffective and/or expensive, delaying and exacerbating the crisis. Those communities dealing with contamination must be aware of the fundamentals advances of microbe-mediated metal removal practices because these methods can be easily used and require less remedial intervention. This book describes innovations and efficient applications for metal bioremediation for environments polluted by metal contaminates.

Table of Contents


Metals and Their Toxic Effects: An Introduction to Noxious Elements

Jaya Chakraborty, Hirak Ranjan Dash, and Surajit Das

Sources of Metal Pollution, Global Status, and Conventional Bioremediation Practices

Priti Prabhakar Yewale, Aminur Rahman, Noor Nahar, Anandakumar Saha, Jana Jass, Abul Mandal, and Neelu N. Nawani

Microbes: Natural Scavengers of Toxic Metals and Their Role in Bioremediation

Drewniak Lukasz and Uhrynowski Witold

Insight into Microbe-Assisted Bioremediation Technologies for the Amendment of Toxic Metal–Contaminated Sites

Sangram Sinha, Ekramul Islam, Kiron Bhakat, and Samir Kumar Mukherjee

Biotransformation of Heavy Metal(loid)s in Relation to the Remediation of Contaminated Soils

Anitha Kunhikrishnan, Girish Choppala, Balaji Seshadri, Jin Hee Park, Kenneth Mbene, Yubo Yan, and Nanthi S. Bolan

Microbes: Potential Arsenal to Combat Metal Toxicity

Anirban Das Gupta, Goutam Mukherjee, Rusha Roy, and Alok Kumar Sil


Metal–Microbe Interactions and Microbial Bioremediation of Toxic Metals

Gül ad Uslu Senel and Ozge Hanay

Interaction between Plants, Metals, and Microbes

Jibin Sadasivan, Neha Pradhan, Ayusman Dash, Ananya Acharya, and Sutapa Bose

Toxic Metals in the Environment: Threats on Ecosystem and Bioremediation Approaches

Ashutosh Yadav, Pankaj Chowdhary, Gaurav Kaithwas, and Ram Naresh Bharagava

Biochemical Pathways in Bacteria to Survive Metal-Contaminated Environments

Joe Lemire and Raymond J. Turner

Decontamination of Multiple-Metal Pollution by Microbial Systems: The Metabolic Twist

Sujeenthar Tharmalingam, Azhar Alhasawi, Varun P. Appanna, and Vasu D. Appanna

New Trends in Microbial Biosorption Modeling and Optimization

Daria Podstawczyk, Anna Dawiec, Anna Witek-Krowiak, and Katarzyna Chojnacka

Understanding Toxic Metal–Binding Proteins and Peptides

Shankar Prasad Kanaujia

Microbial Communities in Metal-Contaminated Environments: Adaptation and Function in Soil

Erika Kothe and Martin Reinicke


Siderophores: Microbial Tools for Iron Uptake and Resistance to Other Metals

Karolina Zdyb, Malgorzata Ostrowska, Agnieszka Szebesczyk, and Elzbieta Gumienna-Kontecka

Microbial Biosorption and Improved/Genetically Modified Biosorbents for Toxic Metal Removal and Thermodynamics

Shubhalakshmi Sengupta, Papita Das, Aniruddha Mukhopadhyay, and Siddhartha Datta

Biosorption of Metals by Microorganisms in the Bioremediation of Toxic Metals

Sanaz Orandi

Biosurfactants for the Remediation of Metal Contamination

Catherine N. Mulligan

Bacterial Biofilms and Genetic Regulation for Metal Detoxification

Sudhir K. Shukla, Neelam Mangwani, Dugeshwar Karley, and T. Subba Rao

Geomicrobiology of Arsenic-Contaminated Groundwater of Bengal Delta Plain

Pinaki Sar, Balaram Mohapatra, Soma Ghosh, Dhiraj Paul, Angana Sarkar, and Sufia K. Kazy


Immobilization Techniques for Microbial Bioremediation of Toxic Metals

Niloofar Nasirpour, Seyed Morteza Zamir, and Seyed Abbas Shojaosadati

Bioreactor for Detoxification of Heavy Metals through Bioleaching Technique

Tiyasha Kanjilal, Pramita Sen, Arijit Nath, and Chiranjib Bhattacharjee

Computational Approaches for Metal-Binding Site Prediction and Design of Effective Metal Bioremediation Strategies

Ahalyaa Subramanian, Maziya Ibrahim, and Sharmila Anishetty

Heavy Metal Remediation Potential of Metallic Nanomaterials Synthesized by Microbes

Samya Sen and Keka Sarkar

Fungi-Mediated Biosynthesis of Nanoparticles and Application in Metal Sequestration

Madhurima Bakshi, Shouvik Mahanty, and Punarbasu Chaudhuri

Application of Surface-Active Compounds of Microbial Origin to Clean Up Soils Contaminated with Heavy Metals

Verónica Leticia Colin, Marta Alejandra Polti, and María Julia Amoroso

Modeling Microbial Energetics and Community Dynamics

Bhavna Arora, Yiwei Cheng, Eric King, Nicholas Bouskill, and Eoin Brodie

Microbial Electroremediation of Metal-Contaminated Wetland Wastewater: Resource Recovery and Application

Tiyasha Kanjilal, Arijit Nath, and Chiranjib Bhattacharjee


Bioremediation Approach for Handling Multiple Metal Contamination

Deepak Gola, Nitin Chauhan, Anushree Malik, and Ziauddin A. Shaikh

Arsenic Microbiology: From Metabolism to Water Bioremediation

Anna Corsini and Lucia Cavalca

Investigation on Arsenic-Accumulating and Arsenic-Transforming Bacteria for Potential Use in the Bioremediation of Arsenics

Aminur Rahman, Noor Nahar, Neelu N. Nawani, and Abul Mandal

Microbial Transformations of Arsenic: From Metabolism to Bioremediation

Odile Bruneel, Marina Héry, Elia Laroche, Ikram Dahmani, Lidia Fernandez-Rojo, and Corinne Casiot

Efficacy of Lead-Resistant Microorganisms for Bioremediation of Lead-Contaminated Sites

Raj Mohan B., Jaya Mary Jacob, and Dhilna Damodharan

Cadmium and Lead Tolerance Mechanisms in Bacteria and the Role of Halotolerant and Moderately Halophilic Bacteria in Their Remediation

M. Sowmya and A.A. Mohamed Hatha

Elucidation of Cadmium Resistance Gene of Cd resistant Bacteria involved in Cd Bioremediation5

Tapan Kumar Das

Bioremediation of Copper and Other Heavy Metals Using Microbial Biomass

Rosa Olivia Cañizares-Villanueva, Alfredo de Jesús Martínez-Roldán, Hugo Virgilio Perales-Vela, Maribel Vázquez-Hernández, and Orlando Melchy-Antonio

Toxicity of Copper and Remediation Approaches

Fahmi A. Abu Al-Rub, Mohammad M. Fares, and Munther Kandah

Suitability of Nickel-Resistant Microbes for Use in Enhanced Nickel Bioremediation

F. Costa, B. Silva, and T. Tavares

Sulfate-Reducing Bacteria: Applications to Metals Bioremediation and Biorecovery

John W. Moreau

Microorganism-Mediated Sequestration of Ferric and Ferrous Ion from the Environment

Kurtis Stefan and Domenic Castignetti

Zinc Biosorption by Microbial Species for Biotreatment Processes

Griselda Sosa, María Alejandra Daniel, Matías R. Barrionuevo, Irene C. Lazzarini Behrmann, María Laura Ferreira, Anita Zalts, Silvana A. Ramírez, and Diana L. Vullo

Hexavalent Chromium (VI) Removal by Aspergillus niger

Ismael Acosta-Rodríguez, Juan F. Cárdenas-González, María de Guadalupe Moctezuma-Zárate, Adriana Rodríguez Pérez, and Víctor M. Martínez-Juárez

Microbial Remediation of Chromium-Contaminated Wastes

Lai Peng, Yiwen Liu, Jing Sun, and Bing-Jie Ni

Bacteria- and Algae-Mediated Remediation of Chromium

Gouri Chaudhuri, Rajdeep Roy, N. Chandrasekaran, and Amitava Mukherjee

Bacterial Interactions with Chromium and Strategies for the Remediation of Hexavalent Chromium Pollution

Kunal Jain, Chirayu Desai, and Datta Madamwar

Uranium Sequestration by Marine Cyanobacteria and its Metabolites: An Insight into Metabolism-Dependent and Metabolism-Independent Interactions

Vijayaraghavan Rashmi, Mohandass ShylajaNaciyar, Dharmar Prabaharan, and Lakshmanan Uma

Bioremediation: A Promising Technology for Radionuclides and Explosive Compounds

T. Subba Rao, Rajesh Kumar, H. Seshadri, and Francis Vincent

Magnetically Responsive Microbial Cells for Metal Ions Removal and Detection

Ivo Safarik, Kristyna Pospiskova, Eva Baldikova, and Mirka Safarikova

Detoxification of Mercury: Bioremediation to Chemical Degradation

Mainak Banerjee, Ramesh Karri, Karthick Muthuvel, Ashish Chalana, and Gouriprasanna Roy

Assessment of the Diversity and Bioremediation Potential of Mercury-Resistant Marine Bacteria in the Bay of Bengal, Odisha, India

Hirak Ranjan Dash and Surajit Das

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Surajit Das is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Life Science, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, Orissa, India since 2009. Earlier he served at Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Noida, India. He received his Ph.D. in Marine Biology (Microbiology) from Centre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology, Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India. He has been the awardee of Endeavour Research Fellowship of Australian Government for carrying out Postdoctoral research at University of Tasmania on marine microbial technology. He has multiple research interests with core research program on marine microbiology. He is currently conducting research as the group leader of Laboratory of Environmental Microbiology and Ecology (LEnME) on biofilm based bioremediation of PAHs and heavy metals by marine bacteria, metagenomic approach for drug discovery from marine microorganisms, nanoparticle-based drug delivery and bioremediation; and the metagenomic approach for exploring the diversity of catabolic gene and immunoglobulins in the Indian Major Carps, with the help of research grants from the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology and the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Government of India. Recognizing his work, National Environmental Science Academy, New Delhi had conferred 2007 Junior Scientist of the year award on marine microbial diversity. He is the recipient of Young Scientist Award in Environmental Microbiology from Association of Microbiologists of India in 2009. Dr. Das is also the recipient of Ramasamy Padayatchiar Endowment Merit Award given by Government of Tamil Nadu for the year 2002-2003 from Annamalai University. He is the member of IUCN Commission of Ecosystem Management (CEM), South Asia and life member of the Association of Microbiologists of India, Indian Science Congress Association, National Academy of Biological Sciences and National Environmental Science Academy, New Delhi. He is also the member of the International Association for Ecology. He is the reviewer of many scientific journals published by reputed publishers. He has written 4 books and authored more than 50 research publications in leading national and international journals on different aspects of microbiology.

Hirak Ranjan Dash completed his Ph.D. from Department of Life Science, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, India. He did his M.Sc. Microbiology from Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. During his research at Laboratory of Environmental Microbiology and Ecology (LEnME), he worked on the mercury bioremediation potential of marine bacteria isolated from Bay of Bengal, Odisha, India. His research interests include molecular microbiology, microbial bioremediation, marine microbiology, microbial phylogeny, genetic manipulation of bacterial systems and microbial diversity. He has developed a number of microbial techniques for assessment of mercury pollution in marine environments. Discovery of a novel approach of mercury resistance i.e. intracellular biosorption in marine bacteria has been reported by him. He has successfully constructed a transgenic marine bacterium for enhanced utilization in mercury removal by simultaneous mercury volatilization and sequestration. He has also worked in the field of genotyping and antibiotic resistance mechanism of pathogenic Vibrio and Staphylococcus spp. He has written 1 book and published 18 research papers, 7 book chapters and 10 conference proceedings in his credit.