What is Biodegradation and Why it Matters


Robert T. Howard (Editor)

Series: Waste and Waste Management
BISAC: TEC010020

Biodegradation refers to the breakdown of organic matter by microorganisms, such as bacteria and fungi, and constitutes an important part of waste management, environmental protection, and more. This book includes four chapters that provide different perspectives on the importance of biodegradation using new research. Chapter One presents a comprehensive discussion of biodegradable implants, emphasizing the important features of biodegradable Mg-based and Fe-based systems and their recent developments. Chapter Two explores case studies on the reutilization of fishery waste to gain a better understanding of biodegradation in the production of biofertilizer and bioactive compounds. Chapter Three reviews information about studies performed in order to develop bioremediation strategies using fungi or microbial consortia to diminish chemical herbicides residues in soil. Lastly, Chapter Four describes green synthesized and biologically synthesized nanoparticles and their role in remediation and gives insight into a recently emerged, novel method that makes use of nano-bio composite in dye remediation.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Biodegradable Metallic Implants: Challenges and Opportunities
Shebeer A. Rahim¹, V. P. Muhammad Rabeeh², M. A. Joseph1 and T. Hanas¹’²
¹Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology Calicut, Kerala, India
²Nanomaterials Research Laboratory, School of Materials Science and Engineering, National Institute of Technology Calicut, Kerala, India

Chapter 2. Biodegradation for Fishery Waste Utilization
Joong Kyun Kim, Nan Young Kim, Se Young Jung and Soo Hyun Park
Department of Biotechnology, Pukyong National University, Busan, Republic of Korea

Chapter 3. Bioremediation of Chemical Herbicides Using Fungal Species or Microbial Consortia in Soil
Cecilia S. Carranza, Carina E. Magnoli, Carla L. Barberis, María del Pilar Monge, Melisa E. Aluffi and Karen Magnoli
Departamento de Microbiología e Inmunología, Instituto de Investigación en Micología y Micotoxicología (IMICO), Universidad Nacional de Río Cuarto, Río Cuarto, Córdoba, Argentina

Chapter 4. A Review on the Role of Biogenic Nanoparticles in Azo Dye Degradation
Priyanka Mary Sebastian and K.V. Bhaskara Rao
Department of Biomedical Sciences, School of Biosciences and Technology, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India