Environmental Microbial Biotechnology

  • Lala Behari Sukla
  • Nilotpala Pradhan
  • Sandeep Panda
  • Barada Kanta Mishra

Part of the Soil Biology book series (SOILBIOL, volume 45)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Srabani Mishra, Sandeep Panda, Nilotpala Pradhan, Surendra Kumar Biswal, Lala Behari Sukla, Barada Kanta Mishra
    Pages 33-52
  3. Anirban Chakraborty, Punyasloke Bhadury
    Pages 53-75
  4. Lata S. B. Upadhyay, Nishant Verma
    Pages 77-90
  5. Arun Kumar Pradhan, Nilotpala Pradhan
    Pages 91-104
  6. Alex Godoy-Faúndez, Douglas Aitken, Lorenzo Reyes-Bozo, Diego Rivera
    Pages 133-158
  7. Jacintha Esther, Lala Behari Sukla
    Pages 159-178
  8. Sradha Singh, Swaranjit Singh Cameotra
    Pages 179-201
  9. Sandeep K. Panda, Ramesh C. Ray
    Pages 203-221
  10. Smita H. Panda, Santanu Kumar Jena, Sushrirekha Das, Nakulananda Mohanty, Umaballav Mohapatra
    Pages 223-241
  11. Shitarashmi Sahu, Krishna Pramanik
    Pages 267-288
  12. V. Aishvarya, J. Jena, N. Pradhan, P. K. Panda, L. B. Sukla
    Pages 289-311
  13. A. P. Das, S. Ghosh, S. Mohanty, L. B. Sukla
    Pages 313-328
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 329-338

About this book


This book provides a timely review of strategies for coping with polluted ecosystems by employing bacteria, fungi and algae. It presents the vast variety of microbial technologies currently applied in the bioremediation of a variety of anthropogenic toxic chemicals, mining and industrial wastes, and other pollutants.

Topics covered include: microbe-mineral interactions, biosensors in environmental monitoring, iron-mineral transformation, microbial biosurfactants, bioconversion of cotton gin waste to bioethanol, anaerobe bioleaching, and sulfide oxidation. Further chapters discuss the effects of pollution on microbial diversity, as well as the role of microbes in the bioremediation of abandoned mining areas, industrial and horticultural wastes, wastewater and sites polluted with hydrocarbons, heavy metals, manganese and uranium.


Acidithiobacillis ferroooxidans Biohydrometallurgical process Bioremediation Environmental pollutants Industrial waste Microbe mineral interactions Microbial bioleaching and biooxidation Uranium bioremediation

Editors and affiliations

  • Lala Behari Sukla
    • 1
  • Nilotpala Pradhan
    • 2
  • Sandeep Panda
    • 3
  • Barada Kanta Mishra
    • 4
  1. 1.Bioresources Engineering DepartmentCSIR - Institute of Minerals and Materials TechnologyBhubaneswarIndia
  2. 2.Bioresources Engineering DepartmentCSIR - Institute of Minerals and Materials TechnologyBhubaneswarIndia
  3. 3.Bioresources Engineering DepartmentCSIR - Institute of Minerals and Materials TechnologyBhubaneswarIndia
  4. 4.Mineral Processing DepartmentCSIR - Institute of Minerals and Materials TechnologyBhubaneswarIndia

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