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Bioremediation of Industrial Waste for Environmental Safety

Volume II: Biological Agents and Methods for Industrial Waste Management

Editors: Bharagava, Ram Naresh, Saxena, Gaurav (Eds.)

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  • Elucidates the status and nature of industrial waste problem across industries. 
  • Discuses new approaches of industrial waste management via bioremediation and phytoremediation.
  • Detailed account of successfully utilised green technologies in the industrial waste management 
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Achieving environmental sustainability with rapid industrialization is currently a major global challenge. Industries are the key economic drivers, but are also the main polluters as untreated/partially treated effluents from industry are usually discharged into the aquatic environment or dumped. Industrial effluents often contain highly toxic and hazardous pollutants, which cause ecological damage and present and health hazards to living beings. As such, there is a pressing need to find ecofriendly solutions to deal with industrial waste, and to develop sustainable methods for treating/detoxifying waste before it’s released into the environment. As a low cost and eco-friendly clean technology, bioremediation can offer a sustainable alternative to conventional remediation technologies for the treatment and management of industrial wastes.

This book (Volume II) describes the role of biological agents in the degradation and detoxification of organic and inorganic pollutants in industrial wastes, and presents recent bioremediation approaches for waste treatment and management, such as constructed wetlands, electro- bioremediation and nano-bioremediation, as well as microbial fuel cells. It appeals to students, researchers, scientists, industry professionals and experts in the field of microbiology, biotechnology, environmental sciences, eco-toxicology, environmental remediation and waste management and other relevant areas who are interested in biodegradation and bioremediation of industrial wastes for environmental safety.

About the authors

Dr. Ram Naresh Bharagava was born in 1977 and completed school education from Government Schools at Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh (UP), India. He received his B.Sc. degree (1998) in Zoology, Botany, and Chemistry from the University of Lucknow, Lucknow, UP, India, and M.Sc. degree (2004) in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology from Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture & Technology (GBPUAT), Pantnagar, Uttarakhand (UK), India. He received his Ph.D. degree (2010) in the area of Microbiology jointly from the Environmental Microbiology Division, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (IITR), Lucknow, and Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India. He was a Junior Research Fellow (JRF) during his Ph.D., qualified twice (2002 & 2003) in the CSIR-National Eligibility Test (NET) and once in the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) in 2003. His major research work during his Ph.D. degree focused on the bacterial degradation of recalcitrant melanoidin from distillery wastewater. He has authored one book entitled Bacterial Metabolism of Melanoidins from Distillery Effluent and edited five books entitled Bioremediation of Industrial Pollutants, Environmental Pollutants and Their Bioremediation Approaches, Emerging and Ecofriendly Approaches for Waste Management, and Recent Trends in Environmental Management and Bioremediation of Industrial Waste for Environmental Safety: Industrial Waste and Its Management (Volume I). He has published more than 117 research items including research/review papers/two book reviews in national and international journals of high impact factor published by Springer Nature, Elsevier, and Taylor & Francis Group. He has also written more than 40 book chapters for national and international edited books. He has published many scientific articles in national and international science magazines. He has presented many papers relevant to his research areas in national and international conferences. He has served as a potential reviewer for various national and international journals in his respective areas of research. He has also been awarded a postdoctoral appointment at CSIR-IITR, Lucknow, but left the position after a while and subsequently joined (2011) Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar (Central) University, Lucknow, UP, India, where he is currently Assistant Professor of Environmental Microbiology, and actively engaged in teaching at postgraduate and doctoral levels and research on various Government of India (GOI) sponsored research projects in the area of environmental toxicology and bioremediation at the Laboratory for Bioremediation and Metagenomics Research (LBMR), Department of Environmental Microbiology (DEM). His research has been financially supported by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and Department of Science and Technology (DST) India. He has been the advisor of 60 postgraduate and five doctoral students and currently the mentor of one project fellow and one doctoral student. His major thrust areas of research are the biodegradation and bioremediation of environmental pollutants in industrial wastewaters, metagenomics, and wastewater microbiology. He is life member of the Academy of Environmental Biology (AEB), Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI), and Biotech Research Society (BRSI), Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA), India. He can be reached at bharagavarnbbau11@gmail.com.

Gaurav Saxena was born in 1989 and completed school education from Government Schools at Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh (UP), India. He received his B.Sc. degree (2010) in Industrial Microbiology, Zoology, Botany, and Chemistry from Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal (Central) University (HNBGU), Srinagar (Garhwal), Uttarakhand (UK), India, and then moved to Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar (Central) University, Lucknow, UP, India, where he received his M.Sc. degree (2013) in Environmental Microbiology. Because of his interest in environmental safety and sustainability, Mr. Saxena joined Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar (Central) University, Lucknow, UP, India, to further pursue doctoral research in environmental microbiology at the Laboratory for Bioremediation and Metagenomics Research (LBMR), Department of Microbiology (DM). Currently, he is a senior doctoral student and investigating the role of microbes in biodegradation/bioremediation of industrial effluents containing highly toxic organic and inorganic pollutants and their ecotoxicological assessment and engaged in developing eco-friendly treatment solutions for hazardous tannery effluent. His research work was financially supported by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India (GOI), New Delhi, India. He has qualified (2015) in the National Eligibility Test (NET) and also received the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) of DST, GOI, New Delhi, India. He has been awarded honorary “Young Environmentalist Award-2018” by Agro-Environmental Development Society (AEDS), India, in recognition of his scientific work. He is the editor of two books, entitled Bioremediation of Industrial Pollutants and Bioremediation of Industrial Waste for Environmental Safety: Industrial Waste and Its Management (Volume I). He is also on the editorial board of Frontiers in Microbiology journal and serving as a review editor. He has published many scientific papers and one book review relevant to his field in high impact national and international journals published by Springer Nature, Elsevier, and International Water Association (IWA). He has also written several chapters on the relevant topics of his field for national and international edited books published by Springer Nature, Taylor & Francis, and Elsevier. He has published many scientific articles in national and international science magazines and also presented his research works in national and international conferences. He is also serving as a potential reviewer for various scientific national and international journals in his research areas. He has received several short-term trainings on various subjects like bioremediation, various analytical techniques for pollutant detection and characterization in environmental samples, molecular techniques, biological treatment of waste, nanotechnology, and research methodology from national laboratories, institutes, and universities in India. He is always interested in collaborating with national and international researchers relevant to his research area, and his major thrust areas of research are environmental microbiology, biotechnology, and toxicology, bioremediation/phytoremediation of environmental pollutants/industrial effluents, metagenomics, wastewater microbiology, and wastewater treatment. He is a life member of the Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI), Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA), and Agro-Environmental Development Society (AEDS), India. He is a nature lover and has keen interest in environmental protection. He can be reached at gaurav10saxena@gmail.com. For more updates on his research, please visit ResearchGate profile (www.researchgate.net/profile/Gaurav_Saxena2).

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)
  • Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and Their Potential in Environmental Management: Constraints, Prospects, and Challenges

    Pages 1-19

    Saxena, Gaurav (et al.)

  • Advances in Bioremediation of Toxic Heavy Metals and Radionuclides in Contaminated Soil and Aquatic Systems

    Pages 21-52

    Nkhalambayausi-Chirwa, Evans M. (et al.)

  • Phycoremediation: Algae as Eco-friendly Tools for the Removal of Heavy Metals from Wastewaters

    Pages 53-76

    Ahmad, Shamshad (et al.)

  • Recent Advances in Phytoremediation of Toxic Metals from Contaminated Sites: A Road Map to a Safer Environment

    Pages 77-112

    Awasthi, Mukesh Kumar (et al.)

  • Emerging and Ecofriendly Technologies for the Removal of Organic and Inorganic Pollutants from Industrial Wastewaters

    Pages 113-126

    Saxena, Gaurav (et al.)

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eBook $169.00
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-3426-9
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Hardcover $219.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-3425-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bioremediation of Industrial Waste for Environmental Safety
Book Subtitle
Volume II: Biological Agents and Methods for Industrial Waste Management
Editors
  • Ram Naresh Bharagava
  • Gaurav Saxena
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-3426-9
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-3426-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-3425-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 538
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations, 62 illustrations in colour
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