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1st Edition

Microbial Biofilms in Bioremediation and Wastewater Treatment

ISBN 9781032087245
Published June 30, 2021 by CRC Press
296 Pages 16 Color & 42 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Biofilms represent the natural living style of microbial communities and play a pivotal role in biogeochemical cycles and natural attenuation. Biofilms can be engineered for biodegradation and biotransformation of organic and inorganic contaminants, for both in situ bioremediation and ex situ treatment in bioreactors. This book focuses on microbial biofilms and their potential technological applications for sustainable development. It covers recent advances in biofilm technologies for contaminant remediation coupled to recovery of resources and serves as a complete reference on the science and technology behind biofilm mediated bioremediation and wastewater treatment.

Table of Contents


Biofilms in Oil Bioremediation: Advances and Challenges

Debdeep Dasgupta and Tapas K. Sengupta

Aerobic Granulation Technology for Wastewater Treatment

Joo-Hwa Tay and Saurabh Jyoti Sarma

The EPS Matrix of Aerobic Granular Sludge

Y. V. Nancharaiah, M. Sarvajith and V.P. Venugopalan

Biofilm and Granular Sludge Bioreactors for Textile Wastewater Treatment

G. Kiran Kumar Reddy and Y.V. Nancharaiah

Selenium Remediation using Granular and Biofilm Systems

L.C. Tan, J. Mal and P.N.L. Lens

Role of Extracellular Polymeric Substances (EPS) in Cell Surface Hydrophobicity

Feishu Cao, Gilles Guibaud, Isabelle Bourven, Yoan Pechaud, Piet N.L. Lens, Eric D. van Hullebusch

Removal of Pharmaceuticals from Wastewater by Membrane and Biofilm Reactors

Raju Sekar, Bharathi Ramalingam, Yun Deng, Qiaoli Feng and Wenwei Li

Bioremediation Approaches for Persistent Organic Pollutants Using Microbial Biofilms

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

Bioprocesses for the Treatment of Volatile Organic Compounds

Theresa Ugochukwu Ukwamedua, Eric D. van Hullebusch, M. Estefanía López, Manivannan Sethurajan and Eldon R. Rene

Bio- and Phytoremediation of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Stormwater Containment Systems and Soil

Alisha Y. Chan and Birthe V. Kjellerup

Emerging Trends in Bioremediation of Explosive Industry Wastewater

S. Mary Celin, Anchita Kalsi, Pallavi Bhanot, Ila Chauhan and Pritam Sangwan

Electrocatalytic Biofilm (ECB): Functional Role in Energy and Product Valorization

J Shanthi Sravan, Sulogna Chatterjee, Manupati Hemalatha and S Venkata Mohan

Titania Nanoparticles Biofilm Formation in Environment Bacteria: A Possible Defense Mechanism

Jyoti Kumari, Ankita Mathur, N. Chandrasekaran and Amitava Mukherjee

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Y.V. Nancharaiah
After obtaining Master of Science in Biochemistry from Andhra University, Dr. Y.V. Nancharaiah joined Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) training school in 1994. After completion of one year training, he joined BARC at Kalpakkam in 1995. In the beginning, his work was focussed on biofouling in cooling water systems and cellular level toxicity of chlorine on marine microalgae. He obtained PhD on Aerobic Granular Sludge for Environmental Biotechnology Applications. Currently, he is a Scientific Officer G at BARC, Kalpakkam. His main research interests are in the field of environmental biotechnology, specifically in the fields of bioremediation, biological wastewater treatment and biofouling control. He received Indo-US research Fellow, American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Research Professorship, Marie Curie Experienced Researcher Award and DAE Homi Bhabha Science & Technology Award. 

Vayalam P. Venugopalan
After obtaining his post-graduate degree in marine biology from the Cochin University of Science and Technology, Dr. Vayalam P. Venugopalan joined the National Institute of Oceanography, Goa in 1982. After completing his PhD on biofouling of offshore oil platforms in the Bombay High region of the Arabian Sea, he joined the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) at Kalpakkam in 1989. Here, his work was focused on biofouling, biofilms (ecology and biotechnology) and environmental effects of cooling water discharges. He moved to BARC, Mumbai in 2016, where he is currently the Associate Director of the Bioscience Group. He has made significant contributions in the area of biofilm-based processes for wastewater treatment. Since 1996, he is on the editorial boards of Aquatic Ecology (as Consulting Editor) and Water Research (as Associate Editor).