1st Edition

Wastewater Treatment Molecular Tools, Techniques, and Applications

Edited By Maulin P. Shah Copyright 2022
    192 Pages 29 Color & 3 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    192 Pages 29 Color & 3 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Wastewater Treatment: Molecular Tools, Techniques, and Applications provides an insight about the application of different tools and technology for exploring microbial structure-function relationships that involved in WWTPs. From the present day consequence of alarming usable water crysis throughout the globe, an immediate action on water cycle is necessary. Along with other options the waste water recycling is one major opportunity to combat the future scarcity. The book aims to provide a comprehensive view of advanced emerging technologies for wastewater treatment, heavy metal removal, pesticide degradation, dye removal, waste management, microbial transformation of environmental contaminants, etc. It also describes different application of Omic tools in Waste water treatment plants (WWTPs),describes the role of microorganisms in WWTPs, points out the reuse of treated wastewater through emerging technologies, also includes the recovery of resources from wastewater and emphasizes on cutting edge molecular tools for WWTPs. We hope the content of the book will be very much usefull for the community who are directly associated in wastewater management research, people who are associated with environmental awarness programme and the students of UG and PG courses.


    • This book highlights the importance of molecular genomics, molecular biology techniques to sort out the problems faced by industrialist who operates wastewater treatment plant with the ever-increasing number of environmental pollutants.
    • Describes application of different Omic tools in Wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs)
    • Describes the role of microorganisms in WWTPs
    • Points out the reuse of treated wastewater through emerging technologies.
    • Includes the recovery of resources from wastewater
    • Emphasizes on cutting edge molecular tools
    • This book targets engineers, scientists and managers who require an excellent introduction and basic knowledge to the principles of molecular biology or molecular genomics in the area of wastewater treatment.
    • Different professionals working or interested in the Environmental Microbiology or Bioremediation or Environmental Genomics field.
    • Students on Environmental Biotechnology/Microbiology.

    1 An Overview of Wastewater Treatment Facilities in Asian and European Countries

    Komal Agrawal and Pradeep Verma

    2 Application of Molecular Tools and Biosensors for Monitoring Water Microbiota

    Sonal Nigam and Surbhi Sinha

    3 Molecular Techniques to Study Microbial Ecology and Dynamics for Wastewater Treatment

    Tarun Gangar, Satyam, Risha Hazarika, and Sanjukta Patra

    4 Different Methods and Technologies of Advanced Oxidation Processes Adopted in Industrial Wastewater Treatment

    Anitha Thulasisingh, Poojitha Nagapushnam, Yamunadevi Balakrishnan, and Sathishkumar Kannaiyan

    5 Molecular Approaches for Removal of Toxic Metal by Genetically Modified Microbes

    Joorie Bhattacharya, Rahul Nitnavare, and Sougata Ghosh

    6 Role of Microorganisms in Performance Optimization of WWTPs

    Moupriya Nag, Dibyajit Lahiri, Sayantani Garai, Dipro Mukherje, and Rina Rani Ray

    7 Elucidation of Microbial Diversity in Wastewater Treatment System Through Molecular Tools: Molecular Tools, Techniques, and Applications in Wastewater Treatment

    Nikhil Nair, Sanchita Patwardhan, Nilesh S. Wagh, Jaya Lakkakula, and Nomvano Mketo

    8 Recent Advancement and Combination of Different Molecular Tools and Techniques for Applications in Wastewater Treatment

    Ritwija Bhattacharya, Indraneel Rakshit, Aniruddha Mukhopadhyay, and Pritha Bhattacharjee

    9 Current Treatment Technologies Available for Different Types of Wastewater

    Adhishree Nagda and Mukesh Meena

    10 Application of Omic Tools for Microbial Community Structure and Function Analysis

    Hiren K. Patel, Divyesh K. Vasava, Hiren N. Bhalani, and Rishee K. Kalaria

    11 Reuse of Treated Wastewater through Emerging Technologies

    Rifat Ara Masud, Farzana Yeasmin, M. Mehedi Hasan, and Md. Kamruzzaman

    12 Biological Wastewater Treatment Plants (BWWTPs) for Industrial Wastewaters

    Md. Didarul Islam, Meem Muhtasim Mahdi, Md. Arafat Hossain, and Md. Minhazul Abedin

    13 Secondary Clarification of Wastewater Relying on Biological Treatment Processes: Advancements and Drawbacks

    Sahil Dhiman and Ayushi Sharma

    14 Molecular Tools for Microbial Diversity Analysis

    Ekta Saini, Pooja Rohilla, Sakshi Papneja, Sudipto Adhikary, and Sourish Bhattacharya



    Maulin P. Shah has more than 260 research publication in highly reputed national and international journals. He has edited 70 books in waste-water microbiology, Industrial waste-water treatment with Elsevier, Springer, and CRC Press. His work has been focused to assess the impact of industrial pollution on microbial diversity of wastewater following cultivation dependent 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.

    "A wide variety of microbial community assay techniques and related analytical methods are discussed, such as PCR (polymerase chain reaction), DGGE (denaturant gradient gel electrophoresis), FISH (fluorescence in situ hybridization), and various other omics techniques. Chapter texts are supported by many high-quality color figures and tables summarizing the cited references. Overall, the volume offers lots of useful information for specialists seeking brief introductory descriptions or example applications of a wide variety of techniques used in wastewater treatment."

    D. A. Vaccari, Stevens Institute of Technology, Choice January 2023