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Microbial Bioremediation & Biodegradation

Editors: Shah, Maulin P. (Ed.)

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  • Highlights the current state and importance of environmental bioremediation & biodegradation
  • Introduces emerging trends and advances in environmental bioremediation & biodegradation
  • Presents updated vision of the existing bioremediation strategies with their limitations and challenges
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Microbial or biological degradation has long been the subject of active concern, and the rapid expansion and growing sophistication of various industries in the last century has significantly increased the volume and complexity of toxic residues of wastes. These can be remediated by plants and microbes, either natural origin or adapted for a specific purpose, in a process known as bioremediation. The interest in microbial biodegradation of pollutants has intensified in recent years in an attempt to find sustainable ways to clean contaminated environments. These bioremediation and biotransformation methods take advantage of the tremendous microbial catabolic diversity to degrade, transform or accumulate a variety of compounds, such as hydrocarbons, polychlorinated biphenyls, polaromatic hydrocarbons pharmaceutical substances, radionuclides and metals. Unlike conventional methods, bioremediation does not physically disturb the site. This book describes the basic principles of biodegradation and shows how these principles are related to bioremediation. Authored by leading, international environmental microbiologists, it discusses topics such as aerobic biodegradation, microbial degradation of pollutants, and microbial community dynamics. It provides valuable insights into how biodegration processes work and can be utilised for pollution abatement, and as such appeals to researchers and postgraduate students as well as experts in the field of bioremediation.

About the authors

Dr. Maulin Shah received his Ph.D. (2002–2005) in Environmental Microbiology from Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat. He has served as an Assistant Professor at Godhra, Gujarat University, in 2001. He has edited 25 books in the area of wastewater microbiology.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)
  • Bioremediation Approaches for Treatment of Pulp and Paper Industry Wastewater: Recent Advances and Challenges

    Pages 1-48

    Kumar, Vineet (et al.)

  • Microbial Remediation of Heavy Metals

    Pages 49-72

    Kumar, Lakhan (et al.)

  • Dyes: Effect on the Environment and Biosphere and Their Remediation Constraints

    Pages 73-94

    Jain, Kunal (et al.)

  • Microbial Bioremediation and Biodegradation of Hydrocarbons, Heavy Metals, and Radioactive Wastes in Solids and Wastewaters

    Pages 95-112

    Kumar, Rahul (et al.)

  • Advancement of Omics: Prospects for Bioremediation of Contaminated Soils

    Pages 113-142

    Gupta, Kriti (et al.)

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eBook £119.50
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Hardcover £149.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Microbial Bioremediation & Biodegradation
Editors
  • Maulin P. Shah
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-1812-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-1812-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-1811-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 550
Number of Illustrations
21 b/w illustrations, 48 illustrations in colour
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