Bioremediation and Biotechnology

Sustainable Approaches to Pollution Degradation

  • Khalid Rehman Hakeem
  • Rouf Ahmad Bhat
  • Humaira Qadri

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Ishrat Bashir, F. A. Lone, Rouf Ahmad Bhat, Shafat A. Mir, Zubair A. Dar, Shakeel Ahmad Dar
    Pages 1-26
  3. Shafat Ali, Adil Farooq Wali, Ali Mohd Yatoo, Sabhiya Majid, Saiema Rasool, Rehan Khan et al.
    Pages 27-54
  4. Afrozah Hassan, Irshad A. Nawchoo
    Pages 55-73
  5. Henna Hamadani, Shahzada Mudasir Rashid, Muneeb U. Rehman, Rameez Ali, Masrat Rashid, Manzoor ur Rahman et al.
    Pages 93-106
  6. Marian Butu, Ramona Stef, Ioana Grozea, Mihaela Corneanu, Monica Butnariu
    Pages 107-151
  7. Farhana Maqbool, Zulfiqar A. Bhatti, Muhammad Faisal Siddiqui, Ibrar Khan, Yang Guo Zhao, Muhammad Sajid et al.
    Pages 153-165
  8. Ali Mohd Yatoo, Saiema Rasool, Shafat Ali, Sabhiya Majid, Muneeb U. Rehman, Md. Niamat Ali et al.
    Pages 167-187
  9. Umair Riaz, Shahzada Munawar Mehdi, Shazia Iqbal, Hafiza Iqra Khalid, Ayesha Abdul Qadir, Wajiha Anum et al.
    Pages 189-213
  10. Shamsul Haq, Asma Absar Bhatti, Zubair Ahmad Dar, Suhail Ahmad Bhat
    Pages 215-231
  11. Cynthia Wong-Arguelles, Angel Josabad Alonso-Castro, Cesar Arturo Ilizaliturri-Hernandez, Candy Carranza-Alvarez
    Pages 233-256
  12. Junaid Ahmad Malik, Aadil Abdullah Wani, Khursheed Ahmad Wani, Muzaffer Ahmad Bhat
    Pages 257-268
  13. Sajad Ahmad Raina, Nesrine Ben Yahmed, Rouf Ahmad Bhat, Moonisa Aslam Dervash
    Pages 269-291
  14. Muhammad Faisal Siddiqui, Lakhveer Singh, Farhana Maqbool, Ziaur Rahman, Abdul Rehman, Fazal Adnan et al.
    Pages 293-303
  15. Fernanda Maria Policarpo Tonelli, Flávia Cristina Policarpo Tonelli
    Pages 305-318
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 319-327

About this book


Toxic substances threatens aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems and ultimately human health. The book is a thoughtful effort in bringing forth the role of biotechnology for bioremediation and restoration of the ecosystems degraded by toxic and heavy metal pollution. The introductory chapters of the book deal with the understanding of the issues concerned with the pollution caused by toxic elements and heavy metals and their impacts on the different ecosystems followed by the techniques involved in monitoring of the pollution. These techniques include use of bio-indicators as well as modern techniques for the assessment and monitoring of toxicants in the environment. Detailed chapters discussing the role of microbial biota, aquatic plants, terrestrial plants to enhance the accumulation efficiency of these toxic and heavy metals are followed by remediation techniques involving myco-remediation, bio-pesticides, bio-fertilizers, phyto-remediation and rhizo-filtration. A sizable portion of the book has been dedicated to the advanced bio-remediation techniques which are finding their way from the laboratory to the field for revival of the degraded ecosystems. These involve bio-films, micro-algae, genetically modified plants and filter feeders. Furthermore, the book is a detailed comprehensive account for the treatment technologies from unsustainable to sustainable. We believe academicians, researchers and students will find this book informative as a complete reference for biotechnological intervention for sustainable treatment of pollution.


Pollution remediation Phytoremediation Genetically modified plants Environmental biotechnology Mycoremediation Biopesticides Vermicomposting Metal pollution

Editors and affiliations

  • Khalid Rehman Hakeem
    • 1
  • Rouf Ahmad Bhat
    • 2
  • Humaira Qadri
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Biological Sciences, King Abdulaziz University, Princess Dr. Najla Bint Saud Al-Saud, Center for Excellence Research in BiotechnologyKing Abdulaziz UniversityJeddahSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Department of Environmental ScienceCluster University, Sri Pratap CollegeSrinagarIndia
  3. 3.Department of Environmental ScienceCluster University, Sri Pratap CollegeSrinagarIndia

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