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Microbial Technology for Health and Environment

  • Pankaj Kumar Arora

Part of the Microorganisms for Sustainability book series (MICRO, volume 22)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Meenu Thakur, Sakshi Bajaal, Neha Rana, Madan L. Verma
    Pages 25-56
  3. Satyender Singh, Simranjeet Singh, Vijay Kumar, Sanjay Kumar, Daljeet Singh Dhanjal, Romina Romero et al.
    Pages 57-71
  4. Naga Raju Maddela, Luz Cecilia García Cruzatty, Daniel Alfredo Leal-Alvarado, Jessenia Castro Olaya, Sagnik Chakraborty, Anupam Mukherjee
    Pages 73-112
  5. Tábata Cristina Guimarães, Thiara Santana Gomes, Clara Dourado Fernandes, Fernanda Dantas Barros, Kamila Valença Oliveira, Muhammad Bilal et al.
    Pages 113-160
  6. Vishal Kumar Deb, Ahmad Rabbani, Shashi Upadhyay, Priyam Bharti, Hitesh Sharma, Devendra Singh Rawat et al.
    Pages 161-189
  7. Sneh Sharma, Varsha Rani, Raj Saini, Madan L. Verma
    Pages 191-228
  8. Khirood Doley, Ajinkya Terkar, Mahesh Borde
    Pages 229-248
  9. Charanjeet Kaur, Babli Bhandari, Alok Srivastava, Vijai Pal Singh
    Pages 249-266
  10. Sushila Saini, Meenakshi Nandal, Geeta Dhania Bahamnia
    Pages 267-287
  11. Pankaj Kumar Gupta, Ajay Kumar, Lalit Goswami, Basant Yadav
    Pages 289-301
  12. Saroj Kumar Pradhan, Rohita Singla
    Pages 327-359

About this book


Rampant industrialization has caused high levels of contamination by various toxic chemicals in our water bodies, which is a matter of concern in terms of ecosystems, as well as human and animal health. Polluted wastewater can contaminate drinking water and is also is a causal factor for bio-magnification of heavy metals into our food cycle. In the last decade, several methodologies have been adopted to clean the wastewaters, and among these, microbial remediation has emerged as an effective technology. Several variants of microbial technologies have been developed for wastewater treatment and biodegradation specific to the industry, type of waste and toxicity of the chemicals.

This book describes the recent advances in microbial degradation and microbial remediation of various xenobiotic compounds in soil and wastewater. It also explains various modern microbial technologies for biodegradation and wastewater treatment. It covers various microbial technologies for wastewater treatment, biodegradation, bioremediation and solid waste management. Gathering contributions from leading international it focuses on the status quo in industrial wastewater treatment and its biodegradation.

The book is intended for researchers in the field of industrial wastewater, students of environmental sciences and practitioners in water pollution abatement.


Biodegradation Bioremediation Wastewater treatment Microbial degradation Microbial technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Pankaj Kumar Arora
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologyBabasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar UniversityLucknowIndia

About the editors

Dr. Pankaj Kumar Arora is currently an Assistant Professor and DBT-Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellow at the Department of Microbiology, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University in Lucknow, India. Dr. Arora is also an Editorial Board Member for the journal Scientific Reports, an Associate Editor for the journal Frontiers in Microbiology, and an Academic Editor for PLOS ONE. He is the recipient of several national awards and fellowships including a Young Botanist Award and Dr. Y. S. Murty Medal from the Indian Botanical Society. His major focus area is environmental microbiology, and is currently investigating the biodegradation and bioremediation of various xenobiotic compounds including nitrophenols, chlorinated nitrophenols and indole. He has published a total of 36 papers in respected journals, two edited books and has eight years of teaching and research experience at national and international institutes.

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