1st Edition

Recent Advances in Distillery Waste Management for Environmental Safety

    202 Pages 20 Color & 25 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    202 Pages 20 Color & 25 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

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    The safe disposal of distillery waste into the environment, as well as its recycling and management, has become a hot topic in developing countries including India. This gross misconduct creates serious environmental and public health hazards. Thus, adequate management of waste has become a priority of environmental engineers and biotechnologists for environmental safety and sustainable development.

    Recent Advances in Distillery Waste Management for Environmental Safety covers specific, advanced, and updated knowledge on various developed individual and/or innovative, green, and emerging plant-microbe-based technologies’ uses for the management and recycling of distillery waste in an environmentally friendly and cost-effective manner for sustainable development. Moreover, this book provides comprehensive, state-of-the-art information on the physicochemical properties, chemical composition, and environmental risks associated with distillery waste. Furthermore, the book also discusses various existing methods and technologies; up-gradation of existing technologies; the advent of newer technologies for the treatment, processing, and disposal of distillery waste; and focus areas for further development. This broad and unique coverage allows treatment firms and regulatory authorities to determine and develop appropriate treatment strategies for site-specific problems of distillery waste remediation.


    • Provides practical solutions for the treatment and recycling of distillery waste illustrated by specific case studies
    • Focuses on recent industry practices and preferences, along with newer approaches for wastewater treatment
    • An instructive compilation of treatment approaches, including advanced physicochemical and integrated/sequential methods
    • Covers biocomposting of sludge and effluent, and biodiesel production from distillery waste for recycling and sustainable development
    • Emphasizes the relationship of metagenomics with organometallic compounds of distillery waste
    • Discusses the role of ligninolytic enzymes and bioreactors in distillery wastewater treatment

    This book serves as an accessible reference to assist engineering consultants, industrial waste managers, policy makers, environmental engineers, government implementers, researchers, scientists, and a wide range of professionals responsible for regulating, monitoring, and designing industrial wastewater treatment techniques, who aspire to work on the reclamation, recycling, and management of distillery waste or wastewater pollutants for environmental safety and sustainable development.




    Chapter #1 Introduction

    Chapter #2 Distillery Waste Generation and Characteristics

    Chapter #3 Colorants of Distillery Waste and Their Properties

    Chapter #4 Environmental Impacts and Health Hazards of Distillery Waste

    Chapter #5 Treatment Approaches of Distillery Waste For Environmental Safety

    Chapter #6 Ligninolytic Enzymes in Degradation and Detoxification of Distillery Waste

    Chapter #7 Bioreactors in Distillery Wastewater Treatment

    Chapter #8 Phytoremediation: An Eco-Sustainable Green Technology for Remediation and Restoration of Distillery Waste Contaminated Environment

    Chapter #9 Recycling and Reuse of Distillery Waste by Vermitechnology

    Chapter #10 Sequential Treatment: A Novel Approach for Biodegradation and Detoxification of Distillery effluent for Environmental Safety

    Chapter #11 Microbial Fuel Cell Technology in Distillery Wastewater Treatment and Bioelectricity Generation

    Chapter #12 Biodiesel Production from Distillery Waste: An efficient technique to Convert Waste into Biodiesel

    Chapter #13 Rules, Policies, and Laws Made by Government of Indian for Safe Disposal of Distillery Waste into the Environment

    Chapter #14 Emerging Issues, Challenges, And Future Outlook of Distillery Waste Management

    Chapter #15 Concluding Remarks




    Dr. Vineet Kumar is presently working as an Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Academic Coordinator at Vinayak Vidyapeeth, Meerut, India. He has obtained his M.Sc. (2010) and M.Phil. (2011) degree in Microbiology from Ch. Charan Singh University, Uttar Pradesh (UP), India. Subsequently, he joined the Department of Environmental Microbiology in 2012 at Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (BBAU), UP, India, where he completed his doctoral work on the topic "Study of bacterial communities in two step treatment of post methanated distillery effluent by bacteria and constructed wetland plant treatment system". His research work had been supported by the University Grants Commission. He has also received merit certificate for the best academic contribution by Vice-chancellor of BBAU. After completion of his doctoral work in 2018, he joined the Department of Microbiology at Dr. Shakuntala Mishra National Rehabilitation University, Lucknow, UP, India as a Guest Faculty where he has taught courses in general microbiology, microbial genetics, molecular biology and environmental microbiology. He then went to Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, India, where he was trained on a DBT-sponsored research project under the supervision of Prof. Indu Shekhar Thakur. His research interests include the exploration of efficient microbe and plant based ecofriendly and sustainable strategies for the biodegradation, bioremediation and phytoremediation of environmental pollutants from contaminated sites. Presently, his research activities are focused on production of biodiesel and the recovery of bioplastic from industrial waste. Dr. Kumar has been also served as a potential reviewer for various scientific journals in his research areas. He has presented several papers relevant to his research areas at national and international conferences. He received a Young Scientist award in 2018 for his excellent contribution to Environmental Microbiology. To date, he has published 12 peer-reviewed research and review articles in high impact journals, 5 edited books, 02 authored books, and authored/co-authored more than 30 chapters in edited books. In addition, he has also authored/co-authored 4 research articles published in conference proceedings and 4 magazine articles on different aspects of bioremediation and phytoremediation of industrial waste pollutants. He is an active member of various scientific societies, including the Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA), Kolkata, India, Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI), Lucknow, and Biotech Research Society (BRSI), India. He is the founder of Society for Green Environment, India (website: www.sgeindia.org). Outside the lab, Dr. Kumar enjoys bicycling, gardening, traveling, spending time with family, reading a good spiritual books. He can be reached at [email protected]; [email protected].

    Dr. Pankaj Chowdhary is President of Society for Green Environment (SGE) and currently he is working as Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Toxicology Group at Indian Institute of Toxicology Research Lucknow, India. He obtained his Ph.D. (2018) in the area of Microbiology from Department of Environmental Microbiology at Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (A Central University), Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. During Ph.D. his work has mainly focused on role of ligninolytic enzyme producing bacterial strains in the decolorizing & degradation of coloring compounds from distillery wastewater. His main research areas are Microbial Biotechnology, Biodegradation and Bioremediation of Environmental contaminants in Industrial wastewaters, and Metagenomics. Currently, he is working on synthesis of biochar using various type of lignocellulosic waste. He has edited two International Book entitled "Emerging and Eco-friendly Approaches for Waste Management" & "Microorganisms for Sustainable Environment and Health". He has published many research/review papers in national and international peer reviewed journals of high impact factor published by Springer, Elsevier, Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), Taylor & Francis Group and Frontiers. He has also published many National and International Book chapters & Magazine articles on the biodegradation and bioremediation of industrial pollutants. He has been presented many posters/papers relevant to his research areas in National and International conferences. He is a life member of the "Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI)", and "Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) Kolkata, India".

    Maulin P. Shah is an active researcher and scientific writer in his field for over 22 years. He received his Ph.D. degree (2009) in Microbiology from Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar (Gujarat) India. His research interests include Biological Wastewater Treatment, Environmental Microbiology, Biodegradation, Bioremediation, & Phytoremediation of Environmental Pollutants from Industrial Wastewaters. He has published more than 250 research papers in national and international journals of repute on various aspects of microbial biodegradation and bioremediation of environmental pollutants. He has edited 52 books published from Elsevier, Springer, CRC Press, RSC, De Gruyter. He has been presented several papers relevant to his research areas in national and international conferences. He has been also serving as a regular reviewer for various scientific journals in his research areas. He is the Founder Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Environmental Bioremediation & Biodegradation (Science and Education Publishing, USA; from 2011 to 2014) and Journal of Applied & Environmental Microbiology (Science and Education Publishing, USA; from 2011 to 2014). He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Advances in Biotechnology (JBT). He is also the Editor and associate editor of many scientific journals in his field. He is also serving as the member of the Editorial Board of the more than 200 scientific journals published from the reputed publisher.