Microbes for Sustainable Development and Bioremediation: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Microbes for Sustainable Development and Bioremediation

1st Edition

Edited by Ram Chandra, RC Sobti

CRC Press

400 pages | 4 Color Illus. | 162 B/W Illus.

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This book focuses on the mechanism of bioremediation of hazardous waste from air, soil and water, maintaining the soil fertility, and thereby helping in developing an understanding of the mechanisms of plant-microbe interaction for eco-restoration of polluted sites, for reuse and recycling for sustainable development.

Table of Contents


Editors’ Bio

List of Contributors

Chapter 1: Bacterial-assisted phytoextraction mechanism of heavy metals by native hyperaccumulator plants from distillery waste contaminated site for eco-restoration

Vineet Kumar, Ram Chandra

Chapter 2: Microbial enzymes for eco-friendly recycling of waste paper by deinking

Sanjeev Balda, Aarjoo Sharma, Neena Capalash and Prince Sharma

Chapter 3: Advances in the textile wastewater treatment

Maulin P. Shah

Chapter 4: Microbial degradation of pesticides in the environment

Prashant S. Phale, Kamini Gautam, Amrita Sharma

Chapter 5: Dissimilatory iron reducing bacteria- a template for iron mineralization and nanomaterials synthesis


 Chapter 6: Economical approaches to heat and chemical pre-treatment of bacterial cells to enhance metal removal

Ling Sze YAP, Adeline Su Yien TING

Chapter 7: Field scale remediation of crude oil contaminated desert soil using various treatment technology- a large remediation project case study

Subhasis Das, Veeranna A. Channashettar, Nanthakumar Kuppanan, Banwari Lal*

Chapter 8: Microbial technology for metal recovery from e-waste printed circuit boards

Shailesh R. Dave, Asha B. Sodha, Devayani R. Tipre

Chapter 9: Impact of the genomic data on sustainability, how to discover and apply novel gene products from thermophilic microorganisms

Yutaka Kawarabayasi

Chapter 10: Metagenomics: A genomic tool for monitoring of microbial communities during bioremediation of environmental pollutants

Gaurav Saxena, Narendra Kumar, Nandkishor More and Ram Naresh Bharagava


Chapter 11: Microbial capacities for utilization of nitroaromatics

Asifa Qureshi, Hitesh Tikharia, Hemant J. Purohit

Chapter 12: Methane Monooxygenases: Their regulations and applications in biofuel production

Dipayan Samanta, Tanvi Govil, David R. Salem, Lee R. Krumholz, Robin Gerlach, Venkata Gadhamshetty, and Rajesh K. Sani


Chapter 13: Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) and bioremediation of industrial waste

Ram Chandra, Sangeeta Yadav, Kshitij Singh

Chapter 14: Fungi treatment of synthetic dyes by using agroindustrial waste

Yago Araújo Vieira, Débora Vilar, Ianny Andrade Cruz, Diego Batista Menezes, Clara Dourado Fernandes, Nádia Hortense Torres, Silvia Maria Egues Dariva, Ranyere Lucena de Sousa, Ram Naresh Bharagava, Luiz Fernando Romanholo Ferreira

Chapter 15: Beneficial microbes for sustainable agriculture

Aneesh Kumar Chandel, Hao Chen, Hem Chandra Sharma, Kaushik Adhikari, Bin Gao

Chapter 16: Detoxification of biomedical waste

Bamidele Tolulope Odumosu, Tajudeen Akanji Bamidele, Olumuyiwa Samuel Alabi, Olanike Maria Buraimoh

Chapter 17: Immobilized enzyme-based bio-catalytic cues: an effective approach to tackle industrial effluent waste

Muhammad Bilal, Shahid Mehmood, and Hafiz M. N. Iqbal

Chapter 18: Lipase of lactic acid bacteria: diversity and applications

Vrinda Ramakrishnan, Bhaskar Narayan, Prakash M Halami

Chapter 19: Role of microbes in environmental sustainability and food preservation

En Huang, Ravi Kr. Gupta, Fangfei Lou, Sun Hee Mooon

Chapter 20: Bioinformatics and application in biotechnology

Desh Deepak Singh

Chapter 21: Microbial bioinoculants for sustainable agriculture: trends, constraints and future perspectives

Hillol Chakdar, Sunil Pabbi 


About the Editors

Ram Chandra is currently professor in Department of Microbiology, School for Environmental Sciences, B.B Ambedkar University (A Central University), Lucknow, India. He has obtained his B.Sc. (Hons.) & M.Sc. from Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi, India, 1987. Subsequently, his Ph.D. was awarded in 1994. He has internationally lead work on bacterial degradation of chlorolignin compounds for detoxification of pulp paper & mill effluent and molasses melanoidin compounds of distillery waste. He has published more than160 original research papers in peer reviewed journal of high impact, review article & technical reports with citations 2700 and h-index 32. He has published six books from CRC Press, USA, CBS Publisher India and more than 30 book chapters on biodegradation and bioremediation of industrial pollutants. He has been awarded Fellow of the Academy of Environmental Biology (FAEB), Fellow of the Association of Microbiologists of India (FAMI), and Fellow of the Biotech Research Society of India (FBRSI). He is also the member in International Academic of Sciences, Indian Science Congress, The Association for Overseas Technical Scholarship (AOTS), Japan. He has received several honors and awards from National Agency. He is reviewer in various International journal of high reputed published from peer-reviewed journals from Elsevier-USA, Springer-USA, Taylor & Francis-USA and John Wiley & Sons-USA. Prof. Ram Chandra has also trained scientists from Germany and Nigeria under the TWAS-CSIR fellowship programme. He has completed more than 25 Grant-in-Aid projects funded from Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF) New Delhi, Department of Science and Technology (DST) India. Department of Biotechnology (DBT) & Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), India.

R.C. Sobti is currently Professor Emeritus Department of Biotechnology, Panjab University, Chandigarh and former Vice Chancellor B.B. Ambedkar University (A Central University), Panjab University, Chandigarh. He has completed his Ph.D. (1974) from Panjab University, Chandigarh and D.Sc. (2011) from Himachal Pradesh University India, His main contribution is in cancer biology. He has demonstrated that the regulation of stem cell character under in-vitro conditions is a function of morphological assortment of Solid Lipid Nano Particles (SLNC). Ha has published more than 180 research paper, technical reports & review article in peer reviewed journal with more than 2600 citations. He has published 35 books and completed 23 sponsored research project funded from various agencies. He is indeed, a polymath a renowned academician, distinguished scientists, dynamic administrator and a visionary gifted with an immensely optimistic disposition and integrity of character, words and action. He has been bestowed with Padma Shri in 2009 remarkable leadership and extraordinary contribution in higher education. He has been also honored with Bharat Gaurav, Life time achievement award at the House of Commons, British Parliament London, United Kingdom. Professor Sobti is a Fellow of the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), National Academy of Sciences, Indian National Science Academy.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General