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Environmental Biotechnology Vol. 1

  • K. M. Gothandam
  • Shivendu Ranjan
  • Nandita Dasgupta
  • Eric Lichtfouse

Part of the Environmental Chemistry for a Sustainable World book series (ECSW, volume 44)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Purvi Zaveri, Rushika Patel, Nasreen S. Munshi
    Pages 1-21
  3. Francisca Maria Santos, José Carlos Magalhães Pires
    Pages 71-86
  4. Arti Srivastava, Ashutosh Srivastava
    Pages 113-143
  5. Ninian Prem Prashanth Pabbathi, Neelam M. Nathani, Indra Ramjibhai Gadhvi, Mootapally Chandrashekar
    Pages 197-225
  6. Sunil Kumar Sahu, Kapilkumar N. Ingle, Vaibhav A. Mantri
    Pages 227-242
  7. Geetanjali, Roma Agrahari, Sanjay Kumar, Radha Rani
    Pages 243-259
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 261-263

About this book


This book provides the information on the application of nanotechnology in cleaning wastewater and the impact of microbial ecosystem to solve environmental problems has been critically reviewed in the chapters. It also gives detailed reviews about the conversion of wastewater nutrients into a biofertilizer using microalgae, as well as the applications of Biochar for heavy metal remediation from water. Most importantly, this book contains critical review on microbial fuel cells and highlights the emerging risks of bioplastics on the aquatic ecosystem.


Biochar Environmental Nanotechnology Microplastics Environmental Metabolomics Epiphytism Microalgae Biofertilizer Wastewater effluents

Editors and affiliations

  • K. M. Gothandam
    • 1
  • Shivendu Ranjan
    • 2
  • Nandita Dasgupta
    • 3
  • Eric Lichtfouse
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Bio Sciences and TechnologyVellore Institute of TechnologyVelloreIndia
  2. 2.Faculty of Engineering and the Built EnvironmentUniversity of JohannesburgJohannesburgSouth Africa
  3. 3.Department of BiotechnologyInstitute of Engineering and TechnologyLucknowIndia
  4. 4.Aix-Marseille University, CNRS, IRD, INRA, Coll France, CEREGEAix-en-ProvenceFrance

About the editors

Dr. Gothandam K. M. is Professor in Department of Biotechnology, School of Bio Sciences and Technology, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore. His research interest includes Plant Molecular Biology, Plant and Microbial Metabolites, cancer biology, Environmental Biotechnology etc. He has published many scientific research and review articles in international peer-reviewed journals and also refereed many journals of high impact.

Dr. Shivendu Ranjan is scientist at the Chaperon Biotech, SIDBI Centre, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India. He is also serving as a senior research associate, adjunct, at the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. His research interests include nanotechnology, nanomedicine, science policy and diplomacy. He is associate editor of Environmental Chemistry Letters and editorial board member of Biotechnology and Biotechnological Equipment. He has received 20 awards and honors.

Dr. Nandita Dasgupta has vast working experience in nanoscience and is working as Assistant Professor at Department of Biotechnology, Institute of Engineering and Technology, Lucknow, India. She has worked on Mesenchymal stem cell derived exosomes for the treatment of uveitis. She has successfully engineered micro-vehicles for model drug molecules. Her areas of interest include nanomaterial fabrication and its applications in medicine, food, environment, agriculture and biomedical.She is the associate editor of Environmental Chemistry Letters. She has received several awards and recognitions from different national and international organizations.

Dr. Eric Lichtfouse is an environmental chemist working at the University of Aix-Marseille, France. He has invented carbon-13 dating. He is teaching scientific writing and communication, and has published the book Scientific Writing for Impact Factors. He is founder and Chief Editor of scientific journals and series in environmental chemistry and agriculture. He got the Analytical Chemistry Prize from the French Chemical Society, the Grand Prize of the Universities of Nancy and Metz, and a Journal Citation Award by the Essential Indicators.

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