Toxicity and Waste Management Using Bioremediation

Toxicity and Waste Management Using Bioremediation

Ashok K. Rathoure (Vardan Environet Guargaon, India) and Vinod K. Dhatwalia (Uttaranchal University, India)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: December, 2015|Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 421
ISBN13: 9781466697348|ISBN10: 1466697342|EISBN13: 9781466697355|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9734-8


Bioremediation is an emerging field of environmental research. The objective of a bioremediation process is to immobilize contaminants (reactants) or to transform them into chemical products that do not pose a risk to human health and the environment.

Toxicity and Waste Management Using Bioremediation provides relevant theoretical and practical frameworks and the latest empircal research findings on the remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater using bioorganisms. Focusing on effective waste treatment methodologies and management strategies that lead to improved human and environmental health, this timely publication is ideal for use by environmenal scientists, biologists, policy makers, graduate students, and scholars in the fields of environmental science, chemistry, and biology.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Biodegradation
  • Bioremediation Technologies
  • Biosorption Techniques
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Genomics in Bioremediation
  • Heavy Metal Pollution
  • Metal Toxicity
  • Phytoremediation

Reviews and Testimonials

Contributors from environmental science, chemistry, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and other disciplines describe theories and practices of using living organisms to clean areas polluted by poisons and waste. The topics include heavy metal pollution and its management with bioremediation, applying genomics and proteomics in bioremediation, the effective management of agro-industrial residues as composting for mushrooms and utilizing spent mushroom substrate for bioremediation, the emerging role of phytoremediation by endophytic microorganisms, and effective waste water treatment and its management.

– ProtoView Reviews

Bioremediation is a multidisciplinary field, and this work addresses all of the most important scientific disciplines that contribute to successful bioremedial efforts. A particular strength of this work is that virtually every chapter provides a case study along with specific nuances to illustrate the topic under discussion. When applying similar methods to other applications, the practitioner’s challenge would be decoupling those aspects of bioremediation specific to the case study and recognizing the nuances inherent to his/her situation. The book is useful for technical people either considering or working on bioremediation projects.

– Muhammed Hassanali, American Reference Books Annual

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Dr. Ashok K. Rathoure shares his knowledge and experience in the field of Environment Impact Assessment with a doctoral degree in Bioremediation for M/s En-vision Group Surat. Previously he was associated with En-vision Enviro Engineers Pvt. Ltd. for EIA studies; Himachal Institute of Life Sciences Paonta and Beehive College of Ad. Studies Dehradun for teaching to Biotechnology, Microbiology, Biochemistry and other biosciences subjects. He is also associated as Editor-in-Chief for the Octa Journal of Environmental Research, Managing Editor for Octa Journal of Biosciences and Executive Editor for the Scientific India Magazine. His area of research is environmental biotechnology and publication includes 58 full length research papers in international and national journals of repute, 8 Course books from reputed publishers in India, 4 Research books and 6 Book chapters for Springer verlag USA, CRC press Tayer & Francis Florida, Wageningen Academic Publishers, Netherlands, I.K. Publishers Mumbai and Daya Publishers New Delhi, respectively. He had reviewed more than 70 research manuscript for many international journals. He is member of APCBEES (Hong Kong), IACSIT (Singapore), EFB (Spain), Society for Conservation Biology (Washington) and founder member of Scientific Planet Society (Dehradun). He has supervised 24 research scholars (UG, PG and Diploma). Dr. Rathoure was born in 1983 in the village Hariharpur and completed his basic education in Hariharpur, Tandiyawan and Hardoi. He came to Kanpur for M.Sc. and was moved to Pauri for his M.Tech. (G.B. Pant Engineering College) and has travelled extensively in the major cities of Northern and Western India for his education and as a teacher, trainer and taught to widen the horizon of knowledge and to sharpen his intellect. Moreover, he has also received PG Diploma in Human Resource Management (HRM) from Algappa University Karaikudi Tamilnadu.
Dr. Vinod Kumar is presently working as an Assistant Professor in Dept. of Chemistry, Uttaranchal University, Dehradun, UK, India. He has completed his PhD from HNB Gharwal University, Srinagar, Uttarakhand. He has also completed his Master’s degree in Biochemistry form same university. His area of specialization is Biochemistry.