1st Edition

Recalcitrant Pollutants Removal from Wastewater

Edited By Izharul Haq, Maulin P. Shah Copyright 2025
    248 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Recalcitrant Pollutants Removal from Wastewater examines the role of indigenous microbes in the degradation and detoxification of wastewater utilizing the latest biological treatment technologies. It emphasizes environmental sustainability as a core theme in facilitating the adoption of circular economy objectives by industry and policy makers alike. Numerous environmentally sound strategies for industrial wastewater treatment are presented throughout, as well as practical applications for treated wastewater, including irrigation, aquaculture, and agricultural uses. Further, the book highlights best practices for the most cost-effective approaches for wastewater bioremediation technologies, as well as life-cycle evaluations of advanced wastewater detoxification approaches for restoration.

    • Covers the most advanced and innovative approaches for the management of toxic compounds in industrial wastewaters.
    • Describes how microbes can be helpful in successfully removing heavy metals from wastewater.
    • Discusses bioremediation approaches frequently used for the mass biotechnological treatment of agricultural fields.

    ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION OF WASTEWATER. Environmental Pollution from Industrial Wastewater and its Bioremediation. Potentiality of Microbes in Wastewater Treatment and their Applications. Microbial Community in a Wastewater System: Proteobacteria and Cyanobacteria. Microbial Ecology and their Wastewater Detoxification Mechanisms for Environmental Safety. Treatment of Wastewater using Bioengineered Microbes. Micro-organisms Designed for Bioremediation: Biological Tools. Detoxification and Deterioration of Wastewater Pollutants by Biosorption Processes. Combined Effects of Physico-Chemical and Biological Processes on the Removal of Pharmaceutical Contaminants from Wastewater. APPLICATIONS OF MICROORGANISMS IN REMEDIATION. Partnership with Microalgae and their Application in Wastewater Treatment. Approach of Metagenomics to the Removal of Metals from Industrial Wastewater. Microbial Biosensors and Markers for Wastewater Treatment. Assessment of Heavy Metal Bioaccumulation Microbial Consortium. Assessment of Heavy Metal Bioaccumulation Microbial Consortium. Application of Autochthonous Microbial Communities to Eliminate Metals in Polluted Water. Microbial Community Profiling During the Wastewater Treatment Process. Metagenomics in the Treatment of Wastewater.


    Dr Izharul Haq, is an Assistant Professor at Dr. B. Lal Institute of Biotechnology, Jaipur, India. He had worked as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India. He obtained his PhD in Microbiology from CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow, India. He is working on liquid and solid waste management through microorganisms and their toxicity evaluation. Dr. Haq has 62 publications with h index of 18 and > 1400 citations.


    Dr Maulin P. Shah, currently working as a Deputy General Manager – Industrial Wastewater Research Lab, Division of Applied and Environmental Microbiology Lab at Enviro Technology Ltd., Ankleshwar, Gujarat, India, received his Ph.D. (2002-2005) in Environmental Microbiology from Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat. He served as an Assistant Professor at Godhra, Gujarat University in 2001. He is a Microbial Biotechnologist with diverse research interests. A group of research scholars is working under his guidance on the areas ranging from Applied Microbiology, Environmental Biotechnology, Bioremediation, and Industrial Liquid Waste Management to solid state fermentation. His primary interest is the environment, the quality of our living resources and the ways that bacteria can help to manage and degrade toxic waste and restore environmental health. Consequently, He is very interested in genetic adaptation processes in bacteria, the mechanisms by which they deal with toxic substances, how they react to pollution in general and how we can apply microbial processes in a useful way (like bacterial bioreporters). One of our major interests is to study how bacteria evolve and adapt to use organic pollutants as novel growth substrates. Bacteria with new degradation capabilities are often selected in polluted environments and have accumulated small (mutations) and large genetic changes (transpositions, recombination, and horizontally transferred elements). His work has been focused on assessing the impact of industrial pollution on microbial diversity of wastewater following cultivation dependant and cultivation independent analysis. His major work involves isolation, screening, identification and Genetic Engineering of high impact of Microbes for the degradation of hazardous materials. He has more than 200 research publications in highly reputed national and international journals. He directs the Research program at Enviro Technology Ltd., Ankleshwar. He has guided more than 100 Post Graduate students in various disciplines of Life Science. He is an active Editorial Board Member in more than 150 highly reputed Journal’s in the field of Environmental & Biological Sciences. He was Founder Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Environmental Bioremediation and Biodegradation (2012-2014) as well as Journal of Applied and Environmental Microbiology (2012-2014) (Science and Education Publishing, USA).  He is actively engaged as an Editorial Board Member in 32 Journals of high repute (Elsevier, Springer, Taylor & Francis, RSC, Wiley, KeAi, De Gruyter) He is also serving as a reviewer in various journals of national and international repute. He has edited more than 200 books in wastewater microbiology, environmental microbiology, bioremediation, hazardous waste treatment.