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Principles and Applications of Environmental Biotechnology for a Sustainable Future

  • Ram Lakhan Singh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Ram Lakhan Singh
    Pages 1-12
  3. Ram Lakhan Singh, Pradeep Kumar Singh
    Pages 13-41
  4. Ankit Gupta, Rasna Gupta, Ram Lakhan Singh
    Pages 43-84
  5. Soni Tiwari, Ashutosh Tripathi, Rajeeva Gaur
    Pages 85-142
  6. Monika Asthana, Avnish Kumar, B. S. Sharma
    Pages 173-232
  7. Rajeeva Gaur, Anurag Singh, Ashutosh Tripathi, Ranjan Singh
    Pages 233-272
  8. Sudhir Mehrotra, Shiv Kumar, Mohd Zahid, Minal Garg
    Pages 273-292
  9. Pradeep Kumar Singh, Rajveer Singh Chauhan, Pankaj Singh
    Pages 315-340
  10. Minal Garg, Sudhir Mehrotra
    Pages 341-363
  11. Rajesh Sharma, Rishi Srivastva, Kartikeya Shukla, S. P. Tiwari
    Pages 365-391
  12. Surabhi Mahajan, Ankur Gupta, Rajendra Sharma
    Pages 393-423
  13. Rasna Gupta, Ram Lakhan Singh
    Pages 425-465

About this book


This textbook on Environmental Biotechnology not only presents an unbiased overview of the practical biological approaches currently employed to address environmental problems, but also equips readers with a working knowledge of the science that underpins them. Starting with the fundamentals of biotechnology, it subsequently provides detailed discussions of global environmental problems including microbes and their interaction with the environment, xenobiotics and their remediation, solid waste management, waste water treatment, bioreactors, biosensors, biomining and biopesticides.

This book also covers renewable and non-renewable bioenergy resources, biodiversity and its conservation, and approaches to monitoring biotechnological industries, genetically modified microorganism and foods so as to increase awareness.

All chapters are written in a highly accessible style, and each also includes a short bibliography for further research. In summary this textbook offers a valuable asset, allowing students, young researchers and professionals in the biotechnology industry to grasp the basics of environmental biotechnology.


Bioreactors Bioremediation Environmental Biotechnology GMOs Waste treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • Ram Lakhan Singh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryDr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University FaizabadIndia

About the editors

Professor Ram Lakhan Singh is presently holding the positions of Dean, Faculty of Science, Professor & Head, Department of Biochemistry, Head, Department of Environmental sciences and Coordinator, Biotechnology Programme at Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University, Faizabad. He completed his Master’s degree in Biochemistry from Lucknow University and joined Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow, India in 1980. He worked extensively on the toxicity of synthetic dyes and their metabolites and has been awarded Ph.D. degree in 1987. Professor Singh worked in UP Pollution Control Board as Scientific Officer and studied the effects of effluents discharged from various industries on air and water qualities. He moved to G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar in 1988 as Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and worked on the toxicity of pulp and paper mill effluents on plant and animal systems.

Professor Singh joined Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University, Faizabad as Associate Professor of Biochemistry in 1994 and became full Professor in 2002. He developed the undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Biochemistry, Environmental Sciences and Biotechnology. He led and completed various projects funded by DST, UGC, DOE, UPCAR, UPCST etc. and guided 24 Ph.D. students. His main area of research is Environmental Biochemistry and Toxicology. He published more than 85 research papers  in peer reviewed journals and participated in various National and International scientific conferences, meetings, symposia and workshops, chaired scientific and technical sessions and presented more than 70 research papers.

Professor Singh has been awarded IUTOX Senior Fellowship by International Union of Toxicology during XI International Congress of Toxicology at Montreal, Canada in 2007. He has been admitted to the Fellowship of the Society of Toxicology, India in 2011 and Fellowship of Academy of Environmental Biology, India in 2015.

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