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Bioremediation and Biotechnology, Vol 2

Degradation of Pesticides and Heavy Metals

  • Rouf Ahmad Bhat
  • Khalid Rehman Hakeem
  • Moonisa Aslam Dervash

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Flávia Cristina Policarpo Tonelli, Fernanda Maria Policarpo Tonelli
    Pages 1-11
  3. Alina Butu, Ioana Grozea, Ioan Sarac, Monica Butnariu
    Pages 47-72
  4. Marian Butu, Ramona Stef, Mihaela Corneanu, Monica Butnariu
    Pages 73-96
  5. Javaid Ahmad Wani, Adil Farooq Wali, Sabhiya Majid, Saiema Rasool, Muneeb U. Rehman, Shahzada Mudasir Rashid et al.
    Pages 97-119
  6. Sajad Ahmad Raina, Rouf Ahmad Bhat, Humaira Qadri, Ashut Dutta
    Pages 121-137
  7. Umar Nazir Bhat, Anisa B. Khan
    Pages 139-159
  8. Khursheed Ahmad Wani, Zuber M. Sofi, Junaid Ahmad Malik, Jahanger Ahmad Wani
    Pages 161-174
  9. Muhammad Saeed, Shahid Adeel, Majid Muneer, Atta ul Haq
    Pages 175-187
  10. Amnah Yusaf, Shahid Adeel, Muhammad Usman, Nadia Akram, Tanveer Hussain Bokhari
    Pages 189-206
  11. Shakeel Ahmad Dar, Farooq Ahmad Lone, Shahid Ahmad Dar, Rouf Ahmad Bhat, Ishrat Bashir, Shafat Ahmad Mir et al.
    Pages 207-219
  12. Malik Muzafar Manzoor, Pooja Goyal, Ajai P. Gupta, Suphla Gupta
    Pages 221-239
  13. Malik Muzafar Manzoor
    Pages 241-258
  14. Rezwana Assad, Zafar Ahmad Reshi, Irfan Rashid
    Pages 259-270
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 271-278

About this book


This book addresses the grave concerns stemming out due to conventional treatment techniques. The main focus of this book revolves round the central kernel of novel technology (bioremediation and biotechnology) which has emerged as an independent warrior to clean up and restore the disturbed environs. Furthermore, this book is a coherent assortment of diverse chapters relevant to the role of biotechnology and bioremediation for restoration of the ecosystems degraded by pesticide and heavy metal pollution. The inaugural chapters deal with the quantification of problem and its magnitude due to pesticides and heavy metals, followed by innovative modern biotechnological and bioremediation treatment technologies and sustainable techniques to remediate the persistent pollutants. It is a detailed comprehensive account for the treatment technologies from unsustainable to sustainable. Academicians, researchers and students shall find it as a complete wrap up regarding biotechnological intervention for sustainable treatment of pollution and shall suffice for the diverse needs of teaching and research.


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

Editors and affiliations

  • Rouf Ahmad Bhat
    • 1
  • Khalid Rehman Hakeem
    • 2
  • Moonisa Aslam Dervash
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Environmental ScienceCluster University, Sri Pratap CollegeSrinagarIndia
  2. 2.Department of Biological SciencesKing Abdulaziz UniversityJeddahSaudi Arabia
  3. 3.Department of Environmental ScienceCluster University, Sri Pratap CollegeSrinagarIndia

About the editors

Dr. Rouf Ahmad Bhat (Ph.D) is working in Cluster University Srinagar (J&K), India on the capacity of Assistant Professor and has his specialisation in Limnology, Toxicology, Phytochemistry and Phytoremediation. Dr. Bhat has been teaching graduate and post graduate students of Environmental Sciences for the past three years. He is an author of more than 50 research papers and 15 book chapters, and has published more than 10 books with international publishers. He has presented and participated in numerous State, National and International conferences, seminars, workshops and symposium. Dr. Bhat has worked as an associate Environmental Expert in World Bank funded Flood Recovery Project and also Environmental Support Staff in Asian Development Bank (ADB) funded development projects. He has received many awards, appreciations and recognitions for his services to the science of water testing, air and noise analysis. He has served as editorial board member and reviewer of repute international journals. Dr. Bhat is still writing and experimenting with diverse capacities of plants for use in aquatic pollution.

Khalid Rehman Hakeem (Ph.D.) is Professor at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. After completing his doctorate (Botany; specialization in Plant Eco-physiology and Molecular Biology) from Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India, in 2011, he worked as a lecturer at the University of Kashmir, Srinagar, for a short period. Later, he joined Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia, and worked there as Postdoctorate Fellow in 2012 and Fellow Researcher (Associate Professor) from 2013 to 2016. Dr. Hakeem has more than 10 years of teaching and research experience in plant eco-physiology, biotechnology and molecular biology, medicinal plant research, plant-microbe-soil interactions as well as in environmental studies. He is the recipient of several fellowships at both national and international levels; also, he has served as the visiting scientist at Jinan University, Guangzhou, China. Currently, he is involved with a number of international research projects with different government organizations. So far, Dr. Hakeem has authored and edited more than 35 books with international publishers, including Springer Nature, Academic Press (Elsevier), and CRC Press. He also has to his credit more than 80 research publications in peer-reviewed international journals and 55 book chapters in edited volumes with international publishers. At present, Dr. Hakeem serves as an editorial board member and reviewer of several high-impact international scientific journals from Elsevier, Springer Nature, Taylor and Francis, Cambridge, and John Wiley Publishers. He is included in the advisory board of Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK. He is also a fellow of Plantae group of the American Society of Plant Biologists, member of the World Academy of Sciences, member of the International Society for Development and Sustainability, Japan, and member of Asian Federation of Biotechnology, Korea. Dr. Hakeem has been listed in Marquis Who’s Who in the World, since 2014–2019. Currently, Dr. Hakeem is engaged in studying the plant processes at eco-physiological as well as molecular levels.

Dr. Moonisa Aslam Dervash  (Ph.D) is actively involved in teaching the graduate and post-graduate students of Environmental Science for the past one year in Sri Pratap College Campus, Cluster University Srinagar, J&K, India. She has bagged a number of awards and certificates of merit. Her specialisation is in Measofuana and carbon sequestration. She has published scores of papers in international journals and has more than three books with national and international publishers. She is also the reviewer of various international journals.

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