1st Edition

Microbial Biofilms in Bioremediation and Wastewater Treatment

Edited By Y.V. Nancharaiah, Vayalam P. Venugopalan Copyright 2020
    296 Pages 16 Color & 42 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    296 Pages 16 Color & 42 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    296 Pages 16 Color & 42 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.


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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).