Microbial Biodegradation of Xenobiotic Compounds examines and collects the recent information on the bioremediation technologies around the world. This book focuses on methods to decrease pollutants created by anthropogenic activities, industrial activities, and agricultural activities. This book answers some of the questions about – how to reduce contaminants? And whether there is a possibility of converting these pollutants in to useful energy by advanced biotechnological methods?
The book combines present obtainable data with the expert knowledge of researchers from all over the world covering different aspects of environmental biotechnology and microbiology. It covers basic concepts of bioremediation and various methods involved in the bioremediation process, and provides specific chapters on the role of different genes and enzymes involved in microbial bioremediation process. It also gives special attention to heavy metal bioremediation by microalgae and the mechanisms involved during the degradation process. Recent innovative technologies about converting toxic pollutants in to useful energy like bioplastics and electricity are also discussed by specialist authors. Various chapters address the bioremediation of pesticides in soil using microbial metabolites, and molecular aspects of biodegradation which cover topics including identification of novel genes through the metagenomic approach and bioremediation using fungal laccase enzymes.
Table of Contents
Bioremediation of toxic pesticides in soil using some microbial products. Microbial remediation of pesticides. Bioremediation of Pb using indigenous and non-indigenous bacteria. Mycoremediation of heavy metal. Bacteria assisted-phytoextraction of heavy metals-the mechanism and scope for remediation of heavy metal contaminated soils. Microbial bioremediation of xenobiotic compounds. Phycoremediation of persistent organic contaminants from water and wastewater. Bioremediation of xenobiotic contaminants in soil, wastewater and manure: An overview. Biodegradation of polluting compounds and mechanisms. Water bioremediation by the role of the wild aquatic plant: Duckweed. Microbial bioremediation of heavy hydrocarbons and PAHs. Efficiency assessment of thiocyanate degrading bacteria isolated from sago effluent contaminated site- A bioremediation approach. Aromatic compounds degradation and their conversion into useful energy by bacteria. Tannin biodegradation by fungus. Microbial biodegradation of polybrominated diphenyl ethers. Microbial removal of dye stuffs. Laccase mediated remediation of xenobiotic compounds. Identification of novel gene through metagenomic approach to degrade the targeted pollutants. Genes involved in Microbial remediation. Contaminant removal and energy recovery in Microbial fuel cell.
Young-Cheol Chang was born in South Korea; he received a Ph.D. from Gifu University in Japan. Currently, he is working as a professor in the Department of Applied Sciences at Muroran Institute of Technology, Japan. He successfully completed a Research Fellowship at the University of Central Florida, USA. His research has included biodegradation of xenobiotic compounds and biopolymers (bioplastics) production. Based on his research and fellowship training, he has received several awards and honors.