Emerging and Eco-Friendly Approaches for Waste Management

  • Ram Naresh Bharagava
  • Pankaj Chowdhary

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Sandhya Mishra, Pankaj Chowdhary, Ram Naresh Bharagava
    Pages 1-31
  3. Abhishek Kumar Awasthi, Jinhui Li, Akhilesh Kumar Pandey, Jamaluddin Khan
    Pages 59-68
  4. Pankaj Chowdhary, Ram Naresh Bharagava
    Pages 83-97
  5. Pavan Kumar Agrawal, Rahul Shrivastava, Jyoti Verma
    Pages 99-119
  6. Vishvas Hare, Pankaj Chowdhary, Bhanu Kumar, D. C. Sharma, Vinay Singh Baghel
    Pages 143-170
  7. Carrie Siew Fang Sim, Si Hui Chen, Adeline Su Yien Ting
    Pages 189-217
  8. Sujata Mani, Pankaj Chowdhary, Ram Naresh Bharagava
    Pages 219-244
  9. Siddharth Boudh, Jay Shankar Singh
    Pages 245-269
  10. Reda A. I. Abou-Shanab, Mostafa M. El-Sheekh, Michael J. Sadowsky
    Pages 299-328
  11. Ali Hussain, Sumaira Aslam, Arshad Javid, Muhammad Rashid, Irshad Hussain, Javed Iqbal Qazi
    Pages 397-421
  12. Atul Kumar Upadhyay, Ranjan Singh, D. P. Singh
    Pages 423-435

About this book


Rapid industrialization is a serious concern in the context of a healthy environment. With the growth in the number of industries, the waste generated is also growing exponentially. The various chemical processes operating in the manufacturing industry generate a large number of by-products, which are largely harmful and toxic pollutants and are generally discharged into the natural water bodies. Once the pollutants enter the environment, they are taken up by different life forms, and because of bio-magnification, they affect the entire food chain and have severe adverse effects on all life forms, including on human health. Although, various physico-chemical and biological approaches are available for the removal of toxic pollutants, unfortunately these are often ineffective and traditional clean up practices are inefficient. Biological approaches utilizing microorganisms (bacterial/fungi/algae), green plants or their enzymes to degrade or detoxify environmental pollutants such as endocrine disruptors, toxic metals, pesticides, dyes, petroleum hydrocarbons and phenolic compounds, offer eco- friendly approaches. Such eco-friendly approaches are often more effective than traditional practices, and are safe for both industry workers as well as environment.

This book provides a comprehensive overview of various toxic environmental pollutants from a variety natural and anthropogenic sources, their toxicological effects on the environment, humans, animals and plants as well as their biodegradation and bioremediation using emerging and eco-friendly approaches (e.g. Anammox technology, advanced oxidation processes, membrane bioreactors, membrane processes, GMOs), microbial degradation (e.g. bacteria, fungi, algae), phytoremediation, biotechnology and nanobiotechnology. Offering fundamental and advanced information on environmental problems, challenges and bioremediation approaches used for the remediation of contaminated sites, it is a valuable resource for students, scientists and researchers engaged in microbiology, biotechnology and environmental sciences.


Emerging Treatment Approaches Sustainable Development Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Ligninolytic Enzyme Waste Management

Editors and affiliations

  • Ram Naresh Bharagava
    • 1
  • Pankaj Chowdhary
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Environmental MicrobiologyBabasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (A Central University)LucknowIndia
  2. 2.Department of Environmental MicrobiologyBabasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (A Central University)LucknowIndia

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