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Advances in Biological Treatment of Industrial Waste Water and their Recycling for a Sustainable Future

  • Ram Lakhan Singh
  • Rajat Pratap Singh
  • Addresses the complex problems of industrial wastewater treatment and their management strategies based on biological methods

  • Covers updated information of characteristics and biological treatment of wastewater released from industries

  • Elaborates on various aspects of biological treatment of industrial wastewater and their recycling

  • Discusses roles of biological agents such as bacteria, fungi, algae, yeast and plants in the treatment of different industrial wastewater


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Ram Lakhan Singh, Rajat Pratap Singh
    Pages 1-11
  3. Tuhina Verma, Soni Tiwari, Manikant Tripathi, Pramod W. Ramteke
    Pages 51-90
  4. Ritambhara , Zainab, Sivakumar Vijayaraghavalu, Himanshu K. Prasad, Munish Kumar
    Pages 91-115
  5. Soni Tiwari, Rajeeva Gaur
    Pages 117-166
  6. Sivakumar Vijayaraghavalu, Ritambhara, Himanshu K. Prasad, Munish Kumar
    Pages 167-197
  7. Pradeep Kumar Singh, Manikant Tripathi, Rajat Pratap Singh, Pankaj Singh
    Pages 199-223
  8. Rajat Pratap Singh, Pradeep Kumar Singh, Rasna Gupta, Ram Lakhan Singh
    Pages 225-266
  9. Rasna Gupta, Bindu Sati, Ankit Gupta
    Pages 267-302

About this book


With rampant industrialization, the management of waste generated by various industries is becoming a mammoth problem. Wastewater discharges from industrial and commercial sources may contain pollutants at levels that could affect the quality of receiving waters or interfere with potable water supplies. Thousands of small and large-scale industrial units dump their waste, which is often toxic and hazardous, in open spaces and nearby water sources. Over the last three decades, many cases of serious and permanent damage to the environment and human health on the part of these industries have come to the fore. 

This book mainly focuses on the biological treatment of wastewater from various industries, and provides detailed information on the sources and characteristics of this wastewater, followed by descriptions of the biological methods used to treat them. Individual chapters address the treatment of wastewater from pulp and paper mills; tanneries; distilleries, sugar mills; the dairy industry; wine industry; textile industry; pharmaceutical industry; food processing industry; oil refinery/petroleum industry; fertilizer industry and beverage/ soft drink bottling industry; and include the characteristics of wastewater, evaluation of biological treatment methods, and recycling of wastewater. 

Easy to follow, with simple explanations and a good framework for understanding the complex nature of biological wastewater treatment processes, the book will be instrumental to quickly understanding various aspects of the biological treatment of industrial wastewater. It will serve as a valuable reference book for scientists, researchers, educators, and engineers alike. 


Industrial Wastewater Biological treatment Recycling Microorganisms Wastewater treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • Ram Lakhan Singh
    • 1
  • Rajat Pratap Singh
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryDr. Rammanohar Lohia Avadh UniversityFaizabadIndia
  2. 2.Department of BiotechnologyDr. Rammanohar Lohia Avadh UniversityFaizabadIndia

About the editors

Professor Ram Lakhan Singh (Editor) is presently holding the positions of Professor of Biochemistry and Coordinator of Biotechnology Programme at Dr. Ram Mnaohar Lohia Avadh University, Faizabad, India. He has also held the positions of Dean, Faculty of Science, Head, Departments of Biochemistry and Environmental sciences and Director, Institute of Engineering & Technology in the same university. 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 Junior 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, India in 1988 as Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and worked on the toxicity of pulp and paper mill effluents on plant and animal systems. He acquired special training in Rapeseed-Mustard quality analysis at Agriculture Canada Research Station, Saskatoon in the year 1991 under IDRC, Canada sponsored programme. 

Professor Singh joined Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University, Faizabad as Associate Professor of Biochemistry in 1994 and became full Professor in 2002. He has been instrumental in developing the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Biochemistry, Environmental Sciences and Biotechnology. He led and completed various projects funded by DST, UGC, DOE, UPCAR, UPCST etc. and guided 25 Ph.D. students. His main area of research is Environmental Biochemistry and Toxicology. Professor Singh published more than 81 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 73 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; Fellowship of Academy of Environmental Biology, India in 2015 and also received “Shikshak Shri Samman” from Government of Uttar Pradesh, India in the year 2012. Recently, Professor Singh has published two books entitled “Biotechnology for Sustainable Agriculture: Emerging approaches and strategies” (Elsevier: Woodhead Publishing) and “Principles and Applications of Environmental Biotechnology for a Sustainable Future” (Springer Nature Publishing). 

Dr. Rajat Pratap Singh (Co-editor) is presently working as Guest Faculty in Biotechnology Programme at Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University, Faizabad since 2008. He completed his Master’s degree in Biochemistry from Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University, Faizabad in 2005 and worked as Junior Research Fellow in DBT sponsored project entitled “Development of sustainable management strategies for the control of Parthenium weeds using biotechnological approaches in U.P.” at ICAR - National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Microorganisms, Mau, India from 2005 to 2008. He joined the Department of Biochemistry at Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University, Faizabad in 2010 and worked extensively on microbial decolorization of textile effluents and has been awarded Ph.D. degree in 2015. Dr. Singh qualified several national exams such as CSIR UGC NET, ASRB ICAR NET and GATE. He published 6 research papers in peer reviewed journals and 4 book chapters published by International publishers such as Springer Nature and Elsevier. He participated in various National and International scientific conferences and symposia, and presented 14 research papers. Dr. Singh also participated in 3 national training programmes related to microbial diversity analysis and identification of agriculturally important microorganisms. He has guided 11 postgraduate students for their dissertation work. 

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