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Nanoscience and Biotechnology for Environmental Applications

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


  • Describes applications, advantages and disadvantages of nanotechnology applications in environmental remediation

  • Includes nanoimmobilization for downstream processes

  • Features recent updates on azo dye degradation and annomaterials in soil remediation

  • Explains metagenomics perspectives of environmental biotechnology


Part of the Environmental Chemistry for a Sustainable World book series (ECSW, volume 22)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Carlos Escudero-Oñate, Laura Ferrando-Climent
    Pages 1-28
  3. Ipek Yalcin-Enis, Merve Kucukali-Ozturk, Hande Sezgin
    Pages 29-53
  4. Kanmani Palanisamy, Aravind Jeyaseelan, Kamaraj Murugesan, Suresh Babu Palanisamy
    Pages 55-83
  5. Birendra Singh Yadav, Alok Kumar Yadav, Swati Singh, Nand Kumar Singh, Ashutosh Mani
    Pages 85-113
  6. Veena Sreedharan, Kokati Venkata Bhaskara Rao
    Pages 115-139
  7. Priya Saini, Dipti Sareen
    Pages 141-198
  8. Ethiraj Selvarajan, Anbazagan Nivetha, Chandrasekaran Subathra Devi, Vaithilingam Mohanasrinivasan
    Pages 199-223
  9. Dharumadurai Dhanasekaran, Saravanan Chandraleka, Govindhan Sivaranjani, Selvanathan Latha
    Pages 225-248
  10. Avipsha Sarkar, Sombuddha Sengupta, Shampa Sen
    Pages 249-262
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 263-264

About this book


This book presents the complete guide for readers to understand the applications, and pros and cons of nanotechnology applications in environmental remediation, although there are few critical reviews and textbooks available on environmental biotechnology. Water pollution has become one of the biggest concerns of the world. After the industrialisation and urbanisation, environmental pollution has become an enormous concern.  Water pollution results in biomagnifications by entering the food chain. As a result water pollution and its risks need to be considered seriously and solutions need to be researched. This volume looks into such topics as bioremediation, nanobiotechnology, biosensors, and enzyme degradation to find solutions to these problems.


Nanoimmobilization Bioremediation Solid wastes Water purification Soil remediation Textile Based Solid Wastes Metagenomics Biopolymer research

Editors and affiliations

  • K M Gothandam
    • 1
  • Shivendu Ranjan
    • 2
  • Nandita Dasgupta
    • 3
  • Eric Lichtfouse
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Bio Sciences & TechnologyVellore Institute of TechnologyVelloreIndia
  2. 2.DST-Centre for Policy ResearchLucknowIndia
  3. 3.Department of BiotechnologyInstitute of Engineering and Technology Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical UniversityLucknowIndia
  4. 4.Aix-Marseille UniversityCEREGE, CNRS, IRD, INRA, Coll FranceAix en ProvenceFrance

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