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Environmental Biotechnology Vol. 2

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

Part of the Environmental Chemistry for a Sustainable World book series (ECSW, volume 45)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Mahesh Ganesapillai, Aruna Singh, Dhanaraj Sangeetha
    Pages 1-21
  3. Senthil Nagappan, Ekambaram Nakkeeran
    Pages 23-52
  4. Surbhi Sinha, Tithi Mehrotra, Ashutosh Srivastava, Arti Srivastava, Rachana Singh
    Pages 53-73
  5. Srinivasan Nalini, Rengasamy Parthasarathi, Dhinakarasamy Inbakanadan
    Pages 75-94
  6. Padmanaban S. Suresh, Abhishek Shetty, Neethu Mohan, Rie Tsutsumi, Thejaswini Venkatesh
    Pages 151-172
  7. Neelam M. Nathani, Riddhi H. Rajyaguru, P. Ninian Prem Prashanth, Chandrashekar Mootapally, Bharti P. Dave
    Pages 173-196
  8. Raghupatruni Lakshmi Manasa, Alka Mehta
    Pages 197-219
  9. Madan L. Verma, Meenu Thakur, Jatinder S. Randhawa, Deepka Sharma, Akhilesh Thakur, Harmanpreet Meehnian et al.
    Pages 221-247
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 249-251

About this book


This book provides the technological insight on biorefinery and nanoremediation and provides comprehensive reviews on applications of Biochar for environmental sustainability. Critical review on biosurfectants in food applications as well as sustainable agricultural practices has also been provided in this book. It also highlights the microbial-omics and microRNAs for protecting ecotoxicity. Overall, this book provides critical as well as comprehensive chapters on wastewater treatment using different technologies.


Biochar Microplastics Environmental Nanotechnology Biorefinery Nanobioremediation Biosurfactant MicroRNAs Microbialomics

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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