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Status, Trends and Advances in Bioremediation


Editors and Affiliations

Dr. Natchimuthu Karmegam
Dr. Mani Prakash

Table of contents
Front Matter
Pages i-xv


1. Microbes as Potential Bioremediation Agents

G. Vijayanandini

Pages 1-21
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2. Advances and Challenges in Phytoremediation

P. Sumithira

Pages 22-48
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3. Pollutant Removal through Phytoremediation: A Viable Strategy

P. Sumithira

Pages 49-68
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4. Nanobioremediation - An Emerging Technology for Pollution Control

Maheswari Pandiaraj, Vijayalakshmi Gurusamy, Shanmugiah Mahendran and Kannan Marikani

Pages 69-98
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5. Phytoremediation of Persistent and Emerging Contaminants

V. V. Kaviya, K. Harini, Joyce Salomi, Suganthi Muthusamy, Jayanthi Malaiyandi and Thenmozhi Mani

Pages 99-111
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6. Heavy Metal Bioremediation Using Microbes

Karthikeyan Vidhya, Gopalakrishnan Abirami, Malayandi Jayanthi, Krishna Kumar Ashok Kumar and Muthusamy Suganthi

Pages 112-125
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7. Environmental Pollutants - A Global Perspective

R. Janet Rani

Pages 126-144
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8. Vermi-Management of Plant Biomass Wastes with Green Manure for Enriched Vermicompost Production

R. Sabarish, M. Biruntha, N. Karmegam and M. Prakash

Pages 145-162
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9. Effective Hybrid Treatment Techniques for the Remediation of Emerging Pollutantsin Pharmaceutical Wastewater

J. R. Anoop Raj, R. Yedhu Krishnan, M. Biruntha and R. Subbaiya

Pages 163-169
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10. Bioremediation of Allelopathic Effect of Plants by Vermicompost Application - A Review

R. Sabarish and M. Prakash

Pages 170-178
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11. Natural Resource Management for Greener Environment

S. Parvathy, P. Ramalingam Karthik and R. P. Subramanian

Pages 179-193
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About this book
The present days, environmental situation posed by anthropogenic activities require right technology for achieving sustainability in respect of remediating various kinds of environmentally unsafe contaminants. There is a need for more research in this area because it seems to be a sustainable approach for managing environmental pollution. As part of the environmental impact on the fate and behavior of environmental contaminants, efforts must be made to promote a synergistic interaction between them, as well as selecting and applying the most appropriate bioremediation techniques and other relevant technologies that can sustain the effective and successful operation and monitoring of these processes. The method of bioremediation involves using living organisms to eliminate contaminants, pollutants, and toxins from soil, water, and other environments. According to cost, site dimensions, contaminants types, and concentrations, bioremediation can be conducted both in situ and ex situ. In comparison to other methods of cleanup, bioremediation has numerous advantages. Natural processes are used exclusively so that ecosystems are not damaged. In order to clean up contaminants in soil and groundwater, bioremediation is often conducted underground using amendments and microbes. Attractively, biostimumation, bioaugmentation, and intrinsic bioremediation efforts have been addressed world-wide for mitigating the issues. At this juncture, there is an urgent requirement to provide different aspects of bioremediation to eliminate different kinds of pollutants in the environment, source elimination and attractive biological methods. Hence, the present context of current information pertaining to bioremediation measures have been compiled to prvide uptodate knowledge on bioremediation processes. We hope the chapters of this book definitey would provide a platform for sharing research innovations, solutions to environmental issues and advanced knowledge on bioremediation techniques.
Bioremediation, Phytoremediation, Pollutant Removal, Nanobioremediation, Pollution Control, Heavy Metal Bioremediation, Environmental Pollutants
Editors and Affiliations
Dr. Natchimuthu Karmegam
Assistant Professor, PG and Research Department of Botany, Government Arts College (Autonomous), Salem-7, Tamil Nadu, India
Dr. Mani Prakash
Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Microbiology, Kanchi Shri Krishna College of Arts and Science, Tamil Nadu, India
About the Editors
Dr. Natchimuthu Karmegam is an Assistant Professor of Botany, Government Arts College (Autonomous), Salem-7, Tamil Nadu, India. He obtained his PG and Ph.D., degrees from The Gandhigram Rural Institute (Deemed University), Gandhigram. He is having more than twenty years of teaching and research experience. His research interest includes medicinal and aromatic plants, phytochemistry, biomass valorization, waste management, vermitechnology and environmental remediation. His guidance has led to the award of 15 M. Phil., and 9 Ph.D., degrees. He is a recipient of Young Scientist and Best Researcher awards and he has published over 90 scientific articles in reputed Scopus indexed journals with a cumulative impact factor >400 and contributed 15 book chapters. As a Guest Editor, he has compiled the four special issues/ books: (1) Vermitechnology I (2009), GSB, Japan. (2) Vermitechnology II (2010), GSB, Japan. (3) Vermitechnology III (2012), GSB, Japan. (4) Status, Trends, and Advances in Earthworm Research and Vermitechnology (2010), Hindawi Publications, UK. Presently, he is serving as a Guest Editor for the Special Issues: (1) Aerobic and Anaerobic Digestion of Agro-Industrial and Livestock Wastes: A Green and Sustainable Way toward the Future (2021) - Journal: Agronomy (MDPI, Ongoing). (2) Environmentally safe management strategies for biowaste and emerging pollutants (2022) - Journal: Environmental Research (Elsevier, Ongoing). Dr. Natchimuthu Karmegam is currently serving as Editor for two international journals and Review Editor for six different disciplines of Frotiers Journals (Microbiology, Energy Research, Water, Chemical Engineering, Soil Science and Waste Management).
Dr. Mani Prakash, Ph.D., is working as an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Microbiology, Kanchi Shri Krishna College of Arts and Sciences, Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu, India. He is having more than 20 years of teaching experience. He has organized National and International Conferences funded by DBT and TNSCST. He is designated as a Recognized Supervisor for M. Phil., and Ph.D., by a reputable University of Madras, Chennai, India. Under his guidance 22 M. Phil., and Eight Ph.D., research scholars have been awarded. Dr. M. Prakash has extensive scientific experience, has presented more than 40 research works in various National and International Conferences/Seminars. To his credit, Dr. Prakash has published more than 50 research and review articles in reputed journals with a high impact factor and published eight books and book chapters. He is serving as an Editor-in-Chief in two International journals of repute. He has been serving as a Reviewer for several peer reviewed international journals.
Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Status, Trends and Advances in Bioremediation.
Book Subtitle
Volume 1
Dr. Natchimuthu Karmegam and Dr. Mani Prakash
Excellent Publishers
Copyright Information
Excellent Publishers, India
ISBN 978-93-94174-13-9
Edition Number
Number of Pages
XV, 193
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