Bioremediation: Advances in Research and Applications

Mohammed Kuddus
Department of Biochemistry, University of Hail, Hail, Saudi Arabia

Series: Recent Trends in Biotechnology
BISAC: SCI010000

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Due to increased urbanization and industrialization, various types of waste materials are produced, in which most of them are classified as hazardous. Many of these hazardous compounds are triggering environmental pollution and act as threats to public health. The conventional treatment methods have many drawbacks. However, bioremediation is the process of biodegradation in which biological means are used to degrade harmful materials under controlled conditions. Bioremediation could provide an efficient solution for a pollution-free environment. This book comprises fourteen chapters that include scientific progress and recent technologies in biodegradation. Hopefully, this book will be useful for environmentalists, scientists and academics along with graduate and postgraduate students studying the research and practice of bioremediation. It will also provide useful information for experts in ecology, enzymology, environmental microbiology and biotechnology.

Preface

Chapter 1. Microbes in Bioremediation
(Irfan Ahmad, Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, College of Applied Medical Sciences, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia)

Chapter 2. Biodegradation and Detoxification of Environmental Recalcitrant Compounds
(Jyotsna K. Peter and Sushma Ahlawat, Department of Industrial Microbiology, Jacob Institute of Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Allahabad, India)

Chapter 3. The Significance of Microbial Cell Surface Energy in Wastewater Bioremediation
(Meryem Asri, Alae Elabed, Soumya Elabed, Saad Ibnsouda Koraichi, and Naïma El Ghachtouli, Université Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah, Faculte des Sciences et Techniques, Laboratoire de Biotechnologie Microbienne, Morocco, and others)

Chapter 4. The Use of Green Microalgal Cultures for Bioremediation of Freshwater Environments Polluted with Chromium, Nickel and Cadmium
(Laszlo Fodorpataki, Sebastian R. C. Plugaru, Katalin Molnar, Peter Marossy, Bernat Tompa and Szabolcs Barna, Hungarian Department of Biology and Ecology, “Babes-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, and others)
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Chapter 5. Advances in Microbial Degradation of Substituted Phenols with Special Reference Towards Actinomycetes
(Namita Panigrahi, Kannan Pakshirajan and Naresh K. Sahoo, Department of Chemistry, Environmental Science and Technology Program, Institute of Technical Education and Research, Siksha‘O’Anusandhan Deemed University, Bhubaneswar, India, and others)

Chapter 6. The Potential of Biosorption Techniques in Heavy Metals Mitigation
(Akhilesh Bind, Sushma Ahlawat, Veeru Prakash and Somya Agarwal, Department of Biochemistry and Biochemical Engineering, Jacob Institute of Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Allahabad, India)

Chapter 7. Azo Dye Removal Technologies
(Maulin P. Shah, Industrial Waste Water Research Lab, Division of Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Enviro Technology Limited, Ankleshwar, India)

Chapter 8. Plant Growth Promoting Bacteria in Heavy Metals Bioremediation
(Nezha Tahri Joutey, Nabil Tirry, Wifak Bahafid, Hanane Sayel and Naïma El Ghachtouli, Microbial Biotechnology Laboratory, Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Route Immouzer, Morocco)

Chapter 9. Ex Situ Stimulated Bioremediation of a Soil Contaminated with Oil Pollutants: The Dynamics and the Efficiency of Biodegradation of Saturated and Aromatic Hydrocarbons
(Tatjana Šolević Knudsen, Mila Ilić, Jelena Milić, Gordana Gojgić-Cvijović, Srđan Miletić, Vladimir Beškoski and Miroslav M. Vrvić, Institute of Chemistry, Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade, Serbia, and others)

Chapter 10. The Bioremediation of Wastes from the Seafood Industry
(Saima and Mohammed Kuddus, Department of Biotechnology, Integral University, Lucknow, India, and others)

Chapter 11. Strategies for Plastic Waste Management
(Shikha Raghuwanshi and Reeta Goel, Department of Microbiology, College of Basic Sciences and Humanities, G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Uttarakhand, India)

Chapter 12. The Role of Cyanobacteria in the Bioremediation for Restoring Aquatic Ecosystems
(Vinod Rishi, Ravindra Singh and A. K. Awasthi, Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science and Environment, Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot GramodayaVishwavidyalay, Chitrakoot, India)

Chapter 13. The Biodegradation of Oil in Soil-Groundwater under the Influence of Fe(III)
(Yu. N. Vodyanitskii and A. T. Savichev, Soil Science Faculty, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Vorob’evy gory, Moscow, Russia, and others)

Chapter 14. Biosensors in Bioremediation
(Ghazala Yunus and Mohammed Kuddus, Department of Basic Sciences, University of Hail, Hail, KSA, and others)

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