Biotechnology for Environmental Management and Resource Recovery

  • Ramesh Chander Kuhad
  • Ajay Singh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ramesh Chander Kuhad, Sarika Kuhar, Krishna Kant Sharma, Bhuvnesh Shrivastava
      Pages 3-44
    3. Sanjay Kumar, Bhuvnesh Shrivastava, James Gomes, Ramesh Chander Kuhad
      Pages 45-53
    4. Devendra Kumar Choudhary, B. N. Johri
      Pages 55-68
    5. Pratyoosh Shukla, Vinod Nigam, Rishi Gupta, Ajay Singh, Ramesh Chander Kuhad
      Pages 69-76
    6. Sunita Chauhan, A. K. Sharma, R. K. Jain, R. K. Jain
      Pages 77-88
    7. Rishi Gupta, Girija Mehta, Deepa Deswal, Sonia Sharma, Kavish Kumar Jain, Ramesh Chander Kuhad et al.
      Pages 89-106
    8. Abha Sharma, Anita Shrivastava, Sonia Sharma, Rishi Gupta, Ramesh Chander Kuhad
      Pages 107-124
    9. Rishi Gupta, Kailash N. Bhardwaj, Chittpurna Choudhary, Piyush Chandna, Kavish Kumar Jain, Amandeep Kaur et al.
      Pages 125-148
  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Smita Raghava, Seema Rawat, Munishwar N. Gupta
      Pages 151-160
    3. Sheela Srivastava, Nitika Ghosh, Gargi Pal
      Pages 161-189
    4. Sandeep Kumar, Vikas Kumar Dagar, Yogender Pal Khasa, Ramesh Chander Kuhad
      Pages 191-218
    5. K. K. Sharma, Deepti Singh, Sapna, Bijender Singh, Ramesh Chander Kuhad
      Pages 219-238
    6. Sapna, Bijender Singh, Deepti Singh, K. K. Sharma
      Pages 239-260
    7. Sarayu Mohana, Bhavik K. Acharya, Datta Madamwar
      Pages 261-278
    8. Rajeev Kumar Kapoor, Rishi Gupta, Ajay Singh
      Pages 289-313

About this book


Various types of secondary agriculture and forestry wastes represent valuable resource materials for developing alternate energy as biofuels and other value added products such as sugars, phenols, furans, organic acids, enzymes and digestible animal feed etc. However, if not managed properly, waste material and environmental contaminants generated by various industries such as food and feed, pulp and paper and textile may lead to severe environmental pollution. The energy, food and feed demand necessitate developing simple and economically viable technologies for environmental management and resource recovery.  Microorganisms and their enzymes contribute significantly in utilization of plant residues, resource recovery and eventually in pollution mitigation.
“Biotechnology for Environmental Management and Resource Recovery” presents a comprehensive review of selected research topics in a compendium of 16 chapters related to environmental pollution control and developing biotechnologies in agro-ecosystem management and bioconversion of agro-residues (lignocellulosics) into biofuels, animal feed and paper etc. This book provides a valuable resource for reference and text material to graduate and postgraduate students, researchers, scientists working in the area of microbiology, biotechnology, and environmental science and engineering.


Bioremediation Lignocellulose Biotechnology Metagenomics Pollution Solid State Bioconversion

Editors and affiliations

  • Ramesh Chander Kuhad
    • 1
  • Ajay Singh
    • 2
  1. 1., Department of MicrobiologyUniversity of Delhi, South CampusNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Lystek International IncorporationCambridge,Canada

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