Bioremediation challenges and progressions | EurekAlert!

This book Bioremediation Challenges and Advancements comprises of eight chapters that focus on the waste source, its adverse impacts on the ecosystem, and the advanced strategies for their remediation along with associated challenges. The first two chapters explain microbe-assisted remediation to detoxify heavy metals and degrade xenobiotic compounds through recent biotechnological methods. Chapter 3 describes strategies including physical, chemical, and biological methods to mitigate radioactive waste from contaminated sites and water bodies. Chapters 4 and 5 detailed the use of microbial-aided remediation techniques for the management of biomedical and electronic wastes, and its impact on ecosystem. Chapter 6 describes bioremediation technologies for decontamination of solid waste pollutants and challenges associated with this. Chapter 7 focused on the application of OMICs approaches such as genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics in bioremediation. The last chapter describes the bioremediation of agro-wastes. The peculiarity of the book is that it does not only cover methods of bioremediation but also describes the challenges as well recent advancements in the bioremediation of different pollutants. This book would be beneficial to undergraduate and postgraduate students of environmental sciences, including microbiology and biotechnology, environmental engineers, and researchers working for the restoration of contaminated sites.


About the Editor/Author:


Dr. Manikant Tripathi is presently working as Assistant Professor in Biotechnology Programme, Dr. Rammanohar Lohia Avadh University, Ayodhya. He has completed his Ph.D. (2008-2013) on the topic entitled “Simultaneous bioremediation of chromium (VI) and pentachlorophenol from tannery effluent” from Dr. Rammanohar Lohia Avadh University, Ayodhya (India). Dr. Manikant Tripathi has participated in several international/national conferences/workshop/webinars. He also received Best Poster and Oral Presentation Awards in conferences, and Young Scientist Awards by Biological Societies of India. He has published 32 research papers, 11 chapters, 10 review articles in peer reviewed journals with 643 Google Scholar citations, h-index 14, i-index 16, and edited 03 international eBooks.

Durgesh Narain Singh completed Postgraduation (M.Sc.-Microbiology) from Dr. R.M.L. Avadh University, Ayodhya, U.P., India in the year 2005. He was awarded the Chancellor gold medal for his outstanding performance in M.Sc. (microbiology) exams. His doctoral work in the area of “microbiology and metagenomic of an Indian coalbed” was a pioneering work in India. His research work focused on understanding the structure and function of microbial communities residing in unique/extreme environments. His research findings have been published in different peer-reviewed journals, and he is the recipient of many awards, including gold medal-2005, FEMS Young scientist meeting grant-2011, DST travel grant-2012, and Young Scientist award-2019. Dr. Singh is currently working as scientific officer in BioNEST-BHU, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, U.P., India. His thrust research area includes Microbiology, Metagenomics, Genomics, Gut microbiome, Proteomics, Bioremediation, Biofuel, & Bioprospection Novel Biomolecules





Bioremediation, Nanotechnology, Microbial Technology, Electronic Waste, Heavy Metal Toxicity, Biomedical Waste, Hydrocarbon Pollution, Eco-friendly Techniques, Radioactive Waste, Phytoremediation, Bioleaching, Metagenomics, Fermentation



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