Environmental Bioremediation Technologies

  • Shree N. Singh
  • Rudra D. Tripathi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Rutchadaporn Sriprang, Yoshikatsu Murooka
    Pages 77-100
  3. Erwin Grill, Seema Mishra, Sudhakar Srivastava, R.D. Tripathi
    Pages 101-146
  4. B.P. Shaw, V.K. Jha, B.B. Sahu
    Pages 147-172
  5. K. Ramasamy, Kamaludeen, Sara Parwin Banu
    Pages 173-187
  6. Susan Eapen, Shraddha Singh, S.F. D’Souza
    Pages 189-209
  7. P. Rajendran, P. Gunasekaran
    Pages 211-221
  8. Rana P. Singh, Geeta Dhania, Asha Sharma, Pawan K. Jaiwal
    Pages 223-258
  9. M.N.V. Prasad
    Pages 259-274
  10. Jeetendra K. Upadhyay, Nobuyuki Kobayashi
    Pages 275-292
  11. S.N. Singh, Amitosh Verma
    Pages 293-314
  12. Rajiv K. Sinha, Sunil Herat, P.K. Tandon
    Pages 315-330
  13. U.N. Dwivedi, Seema Mishra, Poorinima Singh, R.D. Tripathi
    Pages 353-389
  14. K.S.M. Rahman, T.J. Rahman, I.M. Banat, R. Lord, G. Street
    Pages 391-408
  15. Sumeet Labana, Manisha Kapur, Deepak K. Malik, Dhan Prakash, R.K. Jain
    Pages 409-443

About this book

Introduction

Environmental contamination from both natural and anthropogenic sources is, today, a major environmental concern due to pervasiveness and persistence of many toxicants. It is considered as an inevitable evil of our progress and modernization. To decontaminate the soils, sediments and waters, polluted by anthropogenic activities, the scientists and technologists have evolved different technologies over the years. Although we have to pay high cost for physical and chemical environmental technologies, but they are not eco-friendly and safe. Hence, it was deeply realized to develop viable technologies employing microbes and plants to remediate not only metallic residues and radionuclides, but also the xenobiotic compounds like PCBs, PAHs, PCPs, petroleum sludge and the military wastes. No doubt, the scientists have also got some success in this endeavour and as the result, many companies are in place today to promote the sale of plant or microbe-based technologies to deal with specific environmental contamination challenges. Besides, these technologies are se- driven and do not disturb the sites in cleaning process.

Keywords

Air pollution Bioremediation Monitoring Phytoremediation bacteria biodegradation biofilm contaminants environment microbes nanotechnology pesticide pesticides pollution soil

Editors and affiliations

  • Shree N. Singh
    • 1
  • Rudra D. Tripathi
    • 1
  1. 1.Ecotoxicology & BioremediationNational Botanical Research InstituteLucknowIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-34793-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-34790-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-34793-4
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