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1st Edition

Microbial Biodegradation of Xenobiotic Compounds

ISBN 9781138743922
Published January 30, 2019 by CRC Press
248 Pages 6 Color & 31 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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

Aromatic Compounds Degradation and their Conversion into Useful Energy by Bacteria

M. Venkateswar Reddy, Rui Onodera, Yuka Yajima and Young-Cheol Chang

Bioaugmentation and Biostimulation Remediation Technologies for Heavy Metal Lead Contaminant

M. Govarthanan, K. Jayaprakash, R. Mythili, T. Selvankumar and Young-Cheol Chang

Water Bioremediation Using Aquatic plants

Maisa’a Wasif Shammout

Bioremediation of Toxic Pesticides in Soil Using Some Microbial Products

O.P. Abioye, U.J.J. Ijah and S.A. Aransiola

Heavy Metal Bioremediation by Microalgae: Mechanisms and Applications

Aniefon A. Ibuot, Sanjay Kumar Gupta, Preeti Ansolia and Amit K. Bajhaiya

Contaminant Removal and Energy Recovery in Microbial Fuel Cells

Soumya Pandit, Kuppam Chandrasekhar, Dipak Ashok Jadhav, Makarand Madhao Ghangrekar and Debabrata Das

Microbial Removal of Dye Stuffs

T. Selvankumar, C. Sudhakar and M. Govarthanan

Bioremediation of Organic Xenobiotics from Wastewater: A Review

Mayuri Chabukdhara, Sanjay Kumar Gupta, Faiz Ahmad Ansari, Amit K. Bajhaiya and Manish Kumar

Fungal Laccase Mediated Bioremediation of Xenobiotic Compounds

Palanivel Sathishkumar and Feng Long Gu

Genes Involved in Microbial Bioremediation

K.N. ArulJothi

Bioremediation of Heavy Hydrocarbons and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons: Environmental Implications and Technical Constraints

Edmo M. Rodrigues and Marcos R. Tótola

Identification of a Novel Gene Through the Metagenomic Approach to Degrade the Targeted Pollutant

Suriya Jayaraman, Suganya Thangaiyan, Kannan Mani, Kayalvizhi Nagarajan and Krishnan Muthukalingan

Interactions Between Nonpolar Compounds and Soil Organic Carbon Under Low Redox Potentials: Implications for Bioavailability

Jessica E. Sharpe and Andrew Ogram

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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.