Editor: Inamuddin

Series Title: Sustainable Materials

Bioremediation for Environmental Pollutants

Volume 2

eBook: US $99 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $158
Printed Copy: US $109
Library License: US $396
ISBN: 978-981-5123-53-1 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-5123-52-4 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2023
DOI: 10.2174/97898151235241230201


Increased industrial and agricultural activity has led to the contamination of the earth's soil and groundwater resources with hazardous chemicals. The presence of heavy metals, dyes, fluorides, dissolved solids, and many other pollutants used in industry and agriculture are responsible for hazardous levels of water pollution. The removal of these pollutants in water resources is challenging. Bioremediation is a new technique that employs living organisms, usually bacteria and fungi, to remove pollutants from soil and water, preferably in situ. This approach is more cost-effective than traditional techniques, such as the incineration of soils and carbon filtration of water. It requires understanding how organisms consume and transform polluting chemicals, survive in polluted environments, and how they should be employed in the field.

Bioremediation for Environmental Pollutants discusses the latest research in green chemistry and practices and principles involved in the quality improvement of water by remediation. It covers different aspects of environmental problems and their remedies with up-to-date developments in the field of bioremediation of industrial/environmental pollutants. Volume 2 explains the methods used to control the remediation processes making it cost-effectively and feasible. It elaborates on the application of microbial enzymes, microalgae, and genetically engineered microorganisms in the bioremediation of significant pollutants, food wastes, distillery wastewater, and pharmaceutical wastes.


This book is invaluable for researchers and scientists in environmental science, environmental microbiology, and waste management. It also serves as a learning resource for graduate and undergraduate students in environmental science, microbiology, limnology, freshwater ecology, and microbial biotechnology.


Modern civilization is experiencing an environmental catastrophe as a result of prevailing pollution issues worldwide. Scientists, researchers, environmentalists, engineers, planners, as well as the developing nations, all need to address this problem to some extent through the introduction of microbes in order to recycle waste into useful forms that other well-beings can utilize efficiently. Varied microbial traits offer a strong substitute to get around the serious issues as they can withstand practically any environmental situation because of their incredible metabolic activity. Hence, the extensive nutritional capacities of microbes can be exploited in the bioremediation of environmental contaminants. Moreover, these microorganisms can be used in bioremediation to eliminate, degrade, detoxify, and immobilize a variety of physical and chemical pollutants. Enzymes are exploited in the destruction and transformation of pollutants like heavy metals, hydrocarbons, pesticides, oil and dyes.

The book Bioremediation for Environmental Pollutants - Part 2 discusses these methods, and efforts are made to eventually manipulate the remediation processes in a way that will make bioremediation economically and scientifically feasible in order to provide pertinent background information that fills in any gaps in this field of study, as microorganisms promise valuable traits to address environmental challenges and procure eco-safety. This book is focused to elaborate the application of microbial enzymes, microalgae and genetically engineered microorganisms in the bioremediation of significant pollutants, food wastes, distillery wastewater and pharmaceutical wastes.

Department of Applied Chemistry, Zakir Husain College of Engineering and Technology,
Faculty of Engineering and Technology,
Aligarh Muslim University,
Aligarh-202002, India