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Microbial Degradation of Synthetic Dyes in Wastewaters

  • Shree Nath Singh
  • Covers latest state of the art on the microbial degradation

  • Has focused on biodegradation of synthetic dyes in waste waters

  • Illustrates the bio-degradative pathways of synthetic dyes


Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)

Also part of the Environmental Science book sub series (ENVSCIENCE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Sónia Mendes, Maria Paula Robalo, Lígia O. Martins
    Pages 27-55
  3. Shailesh R. Dave, Tallika L. Patel, Devayani R. Tipre
    Pages 57-83
  4. C. Ganesh Kumar, Poornima Mongolla
    Pages 85-110
  5. Guangfei Liu, Jiti Zhou, Jing Wang, Xin Zhang, Bin Dong, Ning Wang
    Pages 111-133
  6. Aileen C. Jalandoni-Buan, Anna Lynn A. Decena-Soliven, Ernelea P. Cao, Virginia L. Barraquio, Wilfredo L. Barraquio
    Pages 135-148
  7. Amar A. Telke, Avinash A. Kadam, Sanjay P. Govindwar
    Pages 149-168
  8. Anna Jasińska, Katarzyna Paraszkiewicz, Mirosława Słaba, Jerzy Długoński
    Pages 169-186
  9. Kisan M. Kodam, Yogesh M. Kolekar
    Pages 243-266
  10. Azeem Khalid, Shahid Mahmood
    Pages 297-314
  11. Susana Rodríguez-Couto
    Pages 315-331
  12. S. N. Singh, Shweta Mishra, Nitanshi Jauhari
    Pages 333-356
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 357-367

About this book


Today synthetic dyes are used extensively in the textile dyeing, paper printing, color photography, pharmaceuticals, food and drink, cosmetic and leather industries. As of now, over 100,000 different dyes are available, with an annual production of over 700,000 metric tons. These industries discharge an enormous amount of colored effluents into natural water bodies, with or without treatment. The textile industry alone discharges 280,000 tons of dyes every year, making it the largest contributor to colored effluent discharge.
Although a variety of treatment technologies are available, including adsorption, chemical oxidation, precipitation, coagulation, filtration electrolysis and photodegradation, biological and microbiological methods employing activated sludge, pure cultures, microbial consortia and degradative enzymes are economically viable, effective and environmentally responsible options. As such, this book gathers review articles from international experts working on the microbial degradation of synthetic dyes, offering readers the latest information on the subject. It is intended as a quick reference guide for academics, scientists and industrialists around the world.


Degradation Pathways Degradative Enzymes Microbes Mineralization Synthetic Dyes

Editors and affiliations

  • Shree Nath Singh
    • 1
  1. 1.Plant Ecology and Environmental Science DivisionCSIR - National Botanical Research InstituteLucknowIndia

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