1st Edition

Remediation of Plastic and Microplastic Waste

    300 Pages 50 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book provides recent developments and advancements in management of plastic wastes and associated challenges with it. It primarily addresses the issues of plastics that might drastically affect the lifeform in the long run and its prevention by introducing appropriate alternatives and/or finding strategies to mitigate the existing microplastic crisis using suitable approaches. It focusses on efforts on neutralizing and restricting further spread of microplastic pollution, its bioaccumulation and associated human health impacts.


    • Covers technological mitigation of plastics and microplastic wastes along with their remediation in a technical manner.
    • Discusses advances in plastic and 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.
    • Reviews recycle and value-added products from the waste plastic.
    • Focusses on development of alternate clean energy sources.

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

    Chapter 1 Efficient Microplastic Remediation through Best Possible Strategies: A Review

    Avik Mukherjee, Saswata Bose and Papita Das

    Chapter 2 Microplastic Abundance in the Indian Environs: A Review

    Pankaj R. Sutkar and Vinayak P. Dhulap

    Chapter 3 Toxic Effect of Food-Borne Microplastics on Human Health

    Riashree Mondal, Subarna Bhattacharyya and Punarbasu Chaudhuri

    Chapter 4 Microplastics in the Atmosphere

    Moumita Sharma

    Chapter 5 Microplastics in the Atmosphere: Identification, Sources and Transport Pathways

    Rahul Arya, Jaswant Rathore, Ajay Kumar Mishra and Arnab Mondal

    Chapter 6 Microplastic in the Marine Environment

    Sayan Mukherjee, Subhasis Ghosh, Sanket Roy, Swastika Saha, Surajit Mondal and Papita Das

    Chapter 7 Edible Cutlery: A Tenable Solution to the Plastic Menace, Bolstering the Global Economy

    Namratha B. and Santosh L. Gaonkar

    Chapter 8 Bioengineering Solutions for Microplastic Pollution: Leveraging Microbial Assistance

    Sakina Bombaywala, Vinay Pratap and Ashootosh Mandpe

    Chapter 9 Scenario of Microplastics Waste in the Ecosystem: Strategies Toward Monitoring and Management

    Sri Bharti, V.P. Sharma, Rachana Kumar and Papita Das

    Chapter 10 Risk and Remediation of Microplastic Pollution in Marine Life

    Rajdeep Shaw, Dibyendu Khan, Madhushree Ghorui, MD Nazir, Punarbasu Chaudhuri and Rajib Bandopadhyay

    Chapter 11 Plastic Degradation Using Chemical/Solar/Biodegradation

    Poushali Chakraborty, Sampad Sarkar, Arkaprava Roy, Kesang Tamang and Papita Das

    Chapter 12 Fate of Micro/Nano Plastic Pollutants in the Marine Ecosystem

    Jesse Joel Thathapudi, Levin Anbu Gomez, Vishruth Vijay, Vani Chandrapragasam, Ritu Shepherd, Subhankar Paul, Meng-Jen Lee and Prathap Somu

    Chapter 13 The Fate of Micro/Nano Plastic Pollutants in the Natural Environment

    Monu Dinesh Ojha and Sinosh Skariyachan

    Chapter 14 Green Remediation of Microplastics Using Bionanomaterials

    Jyoti Bhattacharjee and Subhasis Roy

    Chapter 15 Emerging Applications of Magnetic Nanomaterials in the Remediation of Microplastics from the Aquatic Environment

    Uma Sankar Mondal, Anisha Karmakar, Aritri Paul and Subhankar Paul


    Dr. Surajit Mondal completed his masters in Energy Systems and Ph.D. 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 eight patents against his name. He has completed two DST- (Govt. of India) funded projects in the field of Energy Systems/Sustainability.

    Professor Papita Das earned her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Jadavpur University, India. She is Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, and 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 has published more than 175 international journal research articles and reviews and more than 50 book chapters in various SCI and Scopus-indexed journals. She is 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. Ranked 432 among 53,348 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 55,697 researchers in Chemical Engineering (2020) and 534 among 66,189 researchers in the field of Chemical Engineering (2021) based on career-long impact and ranked 217 for single-year 2020 discipline. She has also guided ten Ph.D. students (Completed), two (submitted) and seven (ongoing). She was Editor of two books published by Elsevier and Springer, and she is Editorial Board Member, Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editor of various international journals. She had completed 17 projects funded by govt. agencies and industries.

    Mr. Arnab Mondal is currently working as a research project fellow in the field of environmental engineering from CSIR National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), Nagpur. He has completed his master’s from the Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development (IESD), Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. He has published several research articles in international journals. He has also been associated with several government-funded projects like Dept. of Water Resources (Ministry of Jal Shakti) and the Ministry of Earth Science.

    Professor Subhankar Paul did his Ph.D. in biotechnology from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India. He is basically a chemical engineer and currently teaching in the Department of Biotechnology & Medical Engineering, National Institute of Technology Rourkela, India. He has published more than 70 international research and review articles as an author or co-author. He has collaborated in many foreign laboratories, including University of Sydney (Australia), Indiana University (U.S.A), Yamagata University and University of Tokyo (Japan). Presently, his research is focused on nanotechnology in environmental remediation. He has already guided many Ph.D. and master’s students.

    Professor Jitendra Kumar Pandey did his Ph.D. in polymer chemistry at National Chemical Laboratory, Pune. He is known for his exemplary work in the field of water treatment, water purification, alternate energy, biosensors, nano absorbent, etc. He has published more than 120 reviews and research articles, has eight patents and has published four books as well. He has completed more than seven government-funded projects of 3+ Crore INR with national and international collaborations on aligned areas. He has been honoured as a prestigious NASI fellow.

    Professor Tapas K. Das holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from Jadavpur University in Kolkata, India, and Ph.D. from Bradford University, U.K. Tapas was a postdoctoral fellow at London’s Imperial College of Science and Technology and a visiting scientist at Princeton University. Tapas has been teaching in the School of Engineering at Saint Martin’s University since fall 2005. He has wide practical and theoretical experience in various areas, including air toxics and aerosols, advanced industrial wastewater treatment for water reuse, solid waste management and combustion, profitable process pollution prevention, reuse, recycle, redesign, environmental process intensification, circular economy, life cycle process or product design as a tool for innovation, industrial ecology and eco-industrial park, sustainable engineering, and sustainability. Tapas is a registered professional engineer (PE) in the states of Washington and Wisconsin. Tapas is a fellow member of American Institute of Chemical Engineers and Indian Chemical Society. Tapas is the author of two books – Industrial Environmental Management: Engineering, and Science and Policy (John Wiley & Sons, 2020, 1 ed.) and Toward Zero Discharge: Innovative Methodology and Technologies for Process Pollution Prevention (John Wiley & Sons, 2005) – as well as 16 book chapters and 80 publications.