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Environmental Pollution: Biodegradation and Bioremediation

Environmental Pollution: Biodegradation and Bioremediation

Author Name : Pravindra Kumar, Bhola R Gurjar and Shaily Tomar


  • Publisher : Studium Press LLC
  • Edition : 1st
  • ISBN 10 : 1-62699-101-4
  • Page no : 376
  • Publication Year : 2017

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Industrial revolution and technological advancement during last few centuries have made the world more comfortable and sophisticated place with improved agricultural, technological, medical and industrial facilities. But, at the same time, all the advancements also increased the air, water and soil pollution. The adverse effects of these pollutants have made health professionals worried. In last few decades, use of microbes, plants and fungi to convert toxic compounds such as pesticides, polymers, pharmaceuticals, aromatic compounds, explosives, metals etc. into less harmful forms through metabolic reduction has been subject of extensive research. This detoxification process is termed biodegradation. Several microbial strains capable of biodegradation have been identified from contaminated sites. This volume, Environmental Pollution: Biodegradation and Bioremediation, will act as reference material for biodegradation basics and application in controlling various pollutants. The volume comprises topics ranged from basic biodegradation techniques, use of microbes and enzymes for bioremediation to methods of bioleaching, heavy metal removal and aquatic ecosystem biomonitoring. The book also summarizes microbes and enzymes involved in polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), phthalates, pesticides and explosives biodegradation. Soil pollution and ecology of plant growth promoting microorganisms (PGPM) have also been described along with the microbiological techniques and procedures involved in water quality control and sedimentation. Chemical modification of vegetable oils and application of biolubricants have also been discussed along with brief overview of current biolubricant market. This volume contains 14 chapters summarizing biodegradation techniques and their application in pollution control. The book will be useful for engineering or science background, researchers, academicians, civil/chemical/environmental engineers, environmentalists, agriculture scientists, urban planners and policymakers who are concerned about state of our planet and want to participate in the process of change to transform the world for better.
Table of Content "Foreword , About the Editors, Preface, Biodegradation, Biodegradation: Role of Microbes and Enzymes, Role of Various Microbial Enzymes in Bioremediation, The Science Behind Biolubricants: An Incipient Technology, Bioleaching of Metals from Sulphide Minerals., Techniques in Microbiology of Water and Sediment, Biogenic Manganese Oxides: An Advanced Technology for Heavy Metal Removal, Advanced Methods for Biomonitoring Aquatic Ecosystems, Soil Pollution-Various Causes and Their Remedy, Ecology of Plant Growth Promoting Microorganisms (PGPM) Under Soil Conditions, Polychlorinated Biphenyls Bioremediation, Phthalate Biodegradation, Structural Characterization of Enzymes Involved in Pesticide Degradation, Biodegradation of Explosives, Subject Index

Series No
Title Environmental Pollution: Biodegradation and Bioremediation
Author's Name Pravindra Kumar, Bhola R Gurjar and Shaily Tomar
Publisher Studium Press LLC
Page No. 376
Year Of Publication 2017
ISBN 10 1-62699-101-4
ISBN 13 No
Book size width 9.4
book size(hei) 6.2
Edition 1st
Book Size(len) No
Binding type Hard bound
About The Book No

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