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Emerging and Eco-Friendly Approaches for Waste Management

Editors: Bharagava, Ram Naresh, Chowdhary, Pankaj (Eds.)

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  • Comprehensive knowledge on the various natural and anthropogenic sources of toxic environmental pollutants
    Elucidate biodegradation and bioremediation approaches for the management and clean-up of polluted environments for sustainable development.
    Provides detailed knowledge on the various physico-chemical and biological techniques of waste management with their merits, demerits and future prospects.
    Elaborates emerging and environmental friendly approaches and their sustainable  by-products.

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About this book

Rapid industrialization is a serious concern in the context of a healthy environment. With the growth in the number of industries, the waste generated is also growing exponentially. The various chemical processes operating in the manufacturing industry generate a large number of by-products, which are largely harmful and toxic pollutants and are generally discharged into the natural water bodies. Once the pollutants enter the environment, they are taken up by different life forms, and because of bio-magnification, they affect the entire food chain and have severe adverse effects on all life forms, including on human health. Although, various physico-chemical and biological approaches are available for the removal of toxic pollutants, unfortunately these are often ineffective and traditional clean up practices are inefficient. Biological approaches utilizing microorganisms (bacterial/fungi/algae), green plants or their enzymes to degrade or detoxify environmental pollutants such as endocrine disruptors, toxic metals, pesticides, dyes, petroleum hydrocarbons and phenolic compounds, offer eco- friendly approaches. Such eco-friendly approaches are often more effective than traditional practices, and are safe for both industry workers as well as environment.

This book provides a comprehensive overview of various toxic environmental pollutants from a variety natural and anthropogenic sources, their toxicological effects on the environment, humans, animals and plants as well as their biodegradation and bioremediation using emerging and eco-friendly approaches (e.g. Anammox technology, advanced oxidation processes, membrane bioreactors, membrane processes, GMOs), microbial degradation (e.g. bacteria, fungi, algae), phytoremediation, biotechnology and nanobiotechnology. Offering fundamental and advanced information on environmental problems, challenges and bioremediation approaches used for the remediation of contaminated sites, it is a valuable resource for students, scientists and researchers engaged in microbiology, biotechnology and environmental sciences.


About the authors

Dr. Ram Naresh Bharagava is presently working as Assistant Professor at the  Department of Environmental Microbiology, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Uttar Pradesh, India. 

Dr. Pankaj Chowdhary is currently working as a research scholar at Department of Environmental Microbiology, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Uttar Pradesh, India. His work focuses on distillery wastewater pollutants and their effect on the environment. He has published 6 book chapters, 5 academic papers and 2 magazine articles. He has also presented a conference paper. 

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • Conventional Methods for the Removal of Industrial Pollutants, Their Merits and Demerits

    Pages 1-31

    Mishra, Sandhya (et al.)

  • Toxicological Aspects of Emerging Contaminants

    Pages 33-58

    Hossein, Miraji

  • An Overview of the Potential of Bioremediation for Contaminated Soil from Municipal Solid Waste Site

    Pages 59-68

    Awasthi, Abhishek Kumar (et al.)

  • Anammox Cultivation in a Submerged Membrane Bioreactor

    Pages 69-82

    Mostafa, M. Golam

  • Toxicity, Beneficial Aspects and Treatment of Alcohol Industry Wastewater

    Pages 83-97

    Chowdhary, Pankaj (et al.)

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eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-8669-4
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Hardcover $159.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-4209-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Emerging and Eco-Friendly Approaches for Waste Management
Editors
  • Ram Naresh Bharagava
  • Pankaj Chowdhary
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-8669-4
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-8669-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-8668-7
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-4209-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 435
Number of Illustrations
24 b/w illustrations, 38 illustrations in colour
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