1st Edition

Microplastics in the Terrestrial Environment Pathways and Remediation Strategies

    440 Pages 67 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book aims to address details and research gaps in the impacts of microplastics in terrestrial ecosystems. It addresses the impact of microplastics on the soil environment, highlights and discusses their transport behavior, pollution level and the combined effects of the microplastics with other pollutants on the soil ecology. Furthermore, it also highlights the effects of UV irradiations and mechanical abrasions from soil fauna and various agricultural practices.


    • Covers advances in plastic/micro/nano-plastic pollution and possible pathways of pollution.
    • Demonstrates the mitigation measures to minimize such pollution loads, with a special focus on the application of nanotechnology.
    • Explores recycle and Value-added products from the waste plastic.
    • Promotes development of alternate clean energy source.
    • Introduces appropriate alternatives and/or finding strategies to mitigate the existing microplastic crisis using suitable approaches.

     This book is aimed at researchers and graduate students in environmental and chemical engineering, and remediation.


    Chapter 1: Insights review of electrochemical sensors for microplastics monitoring and their remediation

    Kamalesh Sen and Naba Kumar Mondal

    Chapter 2: Microplastics Degradation technologies and Remediation Techniques from Aquatic Systems

    M. Raju , R. Gandhimathi , S. Bivin Ebenezer

    Chapter 3: Efficacy of bacterial consortium on Microplastic mineralization at municipal dumping grounds

     Anindita Bar, Kishalaya Paria, Sudeshna Saha

    Chapter 4: Microplastics in Atmospheric Pathways, Depositions, and Remediation Techniques

    Nabasmita Barman , Ratna Dutta, Papita Das

    Chapter 5: Microplastic Pollution in soil ecosystem and emerging recycling techniques

    Satyakirti Belwal, Anargha P. Nambiar, Uma Hapani

    Chapter 6: Impact of Microplastics in Terrestrial Food Production 

    Arghya Mandal, Apurba Ratan Ghosh

    Chapter 7: Microplastics Degradation and Remediation Techniques

    Niladri Sekhar Mondal, Atanu Patra and Apurba Ratan Ghosh 

    Chapter 8: Exploring microplastic and natural fiber emissions from fabrics and textiles

    Sirat Sandil, Vineet Kumar, Gyula Zaray

    Chapter 9: Effect of microplastic pollution on soil, plants, and soil microbes

     Rahul Kandpal, Nishu Goyal

    Chapter 10:  Unveiling the Microplastic Menace: Exploring Soil Microbiome and Ecological Consequences

    Nilendu Basak, Atif Aziz Chowdhury, Ankita Chatterjee, Parama Das Gupta, Ekramul Islam

    Chapter 11:  Bioplastic: an alternate of plastic materials and its application 

    Poushali Chakraborty, Venkatalakshmi Jakka, Shubhalakshmi Sengupta, Papita Das 

    Chapter 12:   Ecological impact of microplastics in terrestrial ecosystem: a concise review

    Anirban Biswas, Saroni Biswas

    Chapter 13:  Bioremediation of Microplastic Wastes in Soil

    Sakshi Singh, Diksha Singh 

    Chapter 14:  Extraction of Microplastics from Rhizosphere

     Ishita Kundu and Avijit Ghosh

    Chapter 15:  Microplastics in food Products

     Anirudh Gururaj Patil, Soumitra Banerjee, Farhan Zameer, A. B. Hemavathi, Sneha Kagale, Pallavi Patil, Gouri Patil, Shalini Billa and Snehal Yadav

    Chapter 16:  Current Microplastic Scenario and Their Adverse Effects On The Ecosystem

    Nirmala Ganesan, Harithra V, Christina Prince 

    Chapter 17:  Bioremediation of microplastics by Cyanobacteria

     Rwiddhi Sarkhel, Parthapratim Gupta, Tamal Mandal  

    Chapter 18:  Critical evaluation of remediation methods for microplastic pollution in sewage water

    Sumanta Bhattacharya

    Chapter 19:  Investigation of Prevailing Directives Regarding Microplastic Pollution: Research Gaps

    and Recent Advancements

    Arkajyoti Mukherjee, Ved Prakash Ranjan, Gourav Dhar Bhowmick, Papita Das




    Surajit Mondal completed his masters in Energy Systems and PhD on the Renewable Energy domain in 2020. Currently he is teaching in University of Petroleum and Energy Studies to UG and PG students. He has published more than 32 International research and review articles as an author/co-author. He has published 42 patents and granted 8 patents against his name. He has completed 2 DST (Govt. of India) funded project in the field of Energy Systems/Sustainability.

    Papita Das did her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Jadavpur University, India. She is Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering & Director, School of Advanced Studies in Industrial Pollution Control Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India. She is known for her work in water treatment using different novel adsorbents materials. She is also working on biomass-based energy production and polymeric-nanocomposite synthesis and its degradation. She published more than 175 International Journal research articles, reviews and more than 50 book chapters in various SCI and Scopus indexed journals. She also Ranked in World Ranking of the top 2% Scientists (2020, 2021 and 2022) published by Stanford University which represents the top 2% the most cited scientists in various discipline. Rank 432 among 53348 researchers in the field of Chemical Engineering (2022) based on career long impact and 171 for the single year 2021 among single year citation of 2021, She Ranked 614 among 55697 researchers in Chemical Engineering (2020) and 534 among 66189 researchers in the field of Chemical Engineering (2021) based on career long impact and Rank 217 for single year 2020 discipline. She also guided 10 Ph.D. students (Completed), 2 (submitted) and 7 (ongoing). She was Editor of Two books published by Elsevier and Springer and She is Editorial Board members, Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editor of various International Journal. She had completed 17 projects Funded by Govt. agencies and industries.

    Arnab Mondal has earned his Ph.D. from the Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research, conducting research at CSIR- National Physical Laboratory in New Delhi. Currently, he holds the position of Research Associate at Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi, India. Dr. Mondal has authored/co-authored over 11 international research and review articles. He pursued his master's degree at the Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development (IESD), Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.

     Poushali Chakraborty is currently pursuing her PhD in the Chemical Engineering Department of Jadavpur University. She has received her B.Sc degree from University of Calcutta in Zoology Hons. In 2018 and M.Sc degree in Biotechnology in 2020 from Jadavpur University. She has worked as a Research Assistant in Manovikas Kendra. She is currently working in the field of advanced technologies for water treatment, synthesis of biopolymers for drug delivery, packaging purposes and water treatment, and microbial bioremediation. Her other interests are synthesizing membranes, Aerogel and advanced bioremediation techniques. She has presented her research papers at several International Conferences. She has published book chapters and research papers in international journals.