Biotechnological Applications in Environmental Management

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Author: Trivedy R. K., Sadhana Sharma
ISBN: 8178000903

Environmental Biotechnology has emerged as a very important and promising discipline in the last two decades. Biotechnology has shown a great promise in solving a plethora of environmental problems. This book fills a long felt gap in the field and presents research articles/ review papers authored by most active researchers in this area. Broadly the topics covered are: Waste management, Sludge Management, UASB reactor, microbes for heavy metal uptake, SBR technology, specialist microbial culture for wastewater treatment and aero biodegradation of organic compounds. A number of papers deal with biopesticides and biocolours. Considerable emphasis in the book is given on Phytoremediation of contaminated soils and waters for pesticides, heavy metals, complex organic compounds, nitro compounds, RDX & HMX.
Earthworm Biotechnology is also dealt extensively in the book. Aquatic plants based biotechnological applications in pollution control as well as use of these plants as compost, biofertilizers etc are also discussed. Biofertilizer biotechnology encompassing blue-green algae and phosphate solubilizing microorganisms are extensively covered. Various other topics covered in the book are biotechnology in solving mining areas problems, enzymatic cotton delinting, removal and reuse of several environmental contaminants, biogas technology, bioaerosols in environmental perspectives. Marine Environmental Biotechnology and control of biofouling are also part of this book.
The book will be highly useful to the Teachers, students and researchers in Biotechnology, Environmental Science, Microbiology, Botany, Zoology, Environmental Engineering and many other disciplines.

Contents of Biotechnological Applications in Environmental Management

  1. Removal of Heavy Metals by Wetlands
  2. Phytoremediation of Metals by Azolla Rubra,
  3. Phytoremediation of Heavy Metal Contaminated Soils : Role of Natural and Synthetic Chelatins,
  4. Modelling of Air-Lift Bio-Reactor with External Magnetic Field,
  5. Chemical Composition of Vermicompost and Vermimeal (Biomass) Produced By The Epigeic Earthworm, Eisenia Foetida in Semiarid Region of Karnataka,
  6. Phytoremediation of RDX and HMX by Ophiophogon Blackei and Lycopersicon Sps,
  7.  Use of Phosphate Solubilizing Bacteria for Supplementing. Phosphorus in Transplanted Rice,
  8. An Underground Daily Fed Field Plant for Biogas Production from Undiluted Cattle Dung,
  9. Removal of Chromium (VI) By Natural Renewable Resources,
  10. Micro-Organisms and Their Role in Phosphate Solubilization,
  11. Plants For Bioremediation of Contaminated Land,
  12. Vermicomposting of Kitchen Wastes,
  13. Chromium Uptake by Rice: Potential for Phytoremediation of Contaminated Chromite Mine Environment,
  14. Cyanobacteria (Blue Green Algae) Biofertilizer for Rice,
  15. Waste Management by Vermiculture At Global Level using Earthworms,
  16. Biosorption of Heavy Metals by Microbes (A Review),
  17. Legumes: Importance in the Revegetation of Overburden Dumps,
  18. Anaerobic Treatment – A Method for Deinking News Paper Waste,
  19. Enrichment of Lignocellulosic Materials with Microbial Proteins By Solid State Fermentation – An Inexpensive Method of Preparing Cattle Feed,
  20. Phyto-remediation of Organic Pollutants,
  21. Phytoremediation of Soil Contaminated with Heavy Metals,
  22. Sludge Granulation Processes in Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket (UASB) Reactors,
  23. Biodegradation of Lignin: A Search for Valuable Products,
  24. Enzymatic Cotton Delinting: An Attempt to Utilize Linters as a byproduct,
  25. A Review of Phytoremediation Technology: A Quest for Clean and Green Environment,
  26. Bioaerosols in Environmental Perspective,
  27. Eco-friendly Utilization of Biocolours as a Redeemer to Curb Artificial Dye Pollution,
  28. Studies on Phytoremediation of Soil Contaminated with Nitro Compounds,
  29. Biopesticides Use: A Future Trend in Agriculture,
  30. Use of Earthworms for Sound Environment and Sustainable Agriculture,
  31. Removal and Reuse of Iron from Industrial Waste Waters Using Microorganisms,
  32. Chemical Composition of Vermicompost and Vermimeal (Biomass) Produced by the Epigeic Earthworm, Eisenia Foetida in Semiarid Region of Karnataka,
  33. Biofouling and Marine Environmental Biotechnology,
  34. Periodic Discontinuous Biological Operation to Enhance Process Efficiency of Wastewater Remediation,
  35. Water Hyacinth – A Green Tool for the Sustainable Development of Coalfield Areas,
  36. Identifying Specialist Microbial Cultures and Determining their Roles in wastewater Treatment Using Fluorescence in situ Hybridisation (FISH),
  37. Studies on Aerobic Biodegradation of Trichlorophenol Using Phanerochaete Chrysosporium,
  38. Studies on Aerobic Biodegradation of Aromatic Amine (Aniline) using Phanerochaete Chrysosporium (Aniline) using Phanerochaete Chrysosporium

About Author

R.K. Trivedy is Professor and Head, Department of Environmental Science, University of Pune. He has 28 years of research experience in the field of fresh water ecology, aquatic weed ecology and management, biomonitoring of water pollution and wastewater treatment. He has published over 105 research papers in reputed National and International Journals and has authored / edited 35 books.
Sadhana Sharma is Additional Professor in Department of Biochemistry. Santosh World Academy Medical College, Ghaziabad. She is a Ph.D. From Department of Biotechnology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. She has published a number of research papers in International Journals. She is executive editor of Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Environmental Sciences. Dr. Raghavan is also a member of several national level technical committees of NRSA/DOS and other ministries, Govt of India, New Delhi.