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Environmental Biotechnology For Soil and Wastewater Implications on Ecosystems

  • Rita Kundu
  • Rajiv Narula
  • Rajashree Paul
  • Susmita Mukherjee

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Susmita Mukherjee
    Pages 1-3
  3. Roumi Bhattacharya, Pradyut Kundu, Joydeep Mukherjee, Somnath Mukherjee
    Pages 15-20
  4. Susmita Mukherjee, Indrani Sanyal, Mouli Sarkar, Monidipa Ray, Indranil Mukherjee, Shreyashi Ghosh et al.
    Pages 29-35
  5. Sukalpa Karmakar, Joydeep Mukherjee, Somnath Mukherjee
    Pages 49-54
  6. Abhishek Das, Sunita Adhikari (Nee Pramanik), Pradyut Kundu
    Pages 55-60
  7. Suman Saini, Jyoti Chawla, Rajeev Kumar, Inderpreet Kaur
    Pages 61-67
  8. Shyamsundar Kar, Sanjay Chatterjee, Souravendra Krishna Deb, Surosri Mukherjee, Arindam Nandi, Gourab Mukherjee et al.
    Pages 81-89
  9. Tathagata Paul, Sanjib Kumar Maiti, Tumpa Hazra, Anupam Debsarkar
    Pages 91-101

About this book


This book comprises some of the major facts and solutions on environmental studies and its importance on the ecosystem. Implementations of Biotechnology on wastewater treatment and removal of toxins from the wastewater have been thoroughly discussed in different chapters with its impacts on the ecosystem. State of art technologies related to the water treatment as well as balancing of various essential components of the ecosystem has also been demonstrated with various technical solutions. Impacts of various toxins, mainly chemical wastes produced by various industries have been precisely identified and there impacts with various solutions are also discussed. This book is also a collection of various ideas and thoughts coming from reputed scientists and researchers working in this field with modernized technological views. A special emphasis has been given to protect and balance our ecosystem to save the entire living beings. Authors have also tried to make a bridge between bioremediation and ecosystem to bring these in a common platform for better understanding and solution of various critical problems with the help of cutting edge technologies. In this particular aspect or research, the novelty of the book is unparallel to show various future opportunities for the researchers, academicians, industrial personnel working in this field.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Rita Kundu
    • 1
  • Rajiv Narula
    • 2
  • Rajashree Paul
    • 3
  • Susmita Mukherjee
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of BotanyUniversity of CalcuttaKolkataIndia
  2. 2.State University of New YorkAlbanyUSA
  3. 3.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Engineering & ManagementKolkataIndia
  4. 4.Department of BiotechnologyUniversity of Engineering & ManagementKolkataIndia

About the editors

Dr. Rita Kundu, Professor of Calcutta University, Department of Botany. Her specialization is on Cell Biology and Genetics. She did pioneering research in Cancer genetics. As part of her work in cancer biology she worked on inducing cell death either through apoptosis /autophagy /any other way, in the cervical cancer cell lines using traditional medicinal plants and other organic sources ( marine/ fresh water algal compounds, microbial compounds ,synthetic organic compounds)to regulate cell proliferation. She has also worked on phytoremediation. Presently her prime interest is to identify the metal resistant crop (rice) verities of south West Bengal and study their stress responses. She is the author of numerous papers.

Dr. Rajiv Narula received his Bachelor’s Degree with an Honors in Botany from the esteemed Presidency College (now Presidency University), Calcutta in 2001. He went on to get a Masters in Biotechnology from GGD University, Chhattisgarh which he graduated winning top honors (First Class – Gold Medal as University Topper) in 2003. He came to US in Fall 2005 from India to pursue a PhD in Environmental Engineering from Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY. After completing his doctoral thesis on Pathogen Reduction and Recycling of Bedding Materials on Dairy Farms (May 2011), he joined State University of New York in Canton in Fall 2011, first as an instructor and finally being hired as an Assistant Professor in Environmental Science and Chemistry in Fall 2012. 

Mrs. Rajashree Paul has obtained her B. tech in Computer Science and Engineering from Kalyani University, West Bengal, India, and MS degree in Computing Science from Simon Fraser University, Canada. She has over 10 years of experience in software industry and is currently Assistant Professor in Computer Science Department in University of Engineering and Management, Kolkata. Her present research interest is the study of electronic, optical and mechanical properties of Quantized Structures. Mrs. Paul is affiliated with the conferences and workshops both in India and abroad, organizes different technical presentations and various industry-University interactions. 

Susmita Mukherjee is a faculty in the Department of Biotechnology, University of Engineering and Management, Kolkata. She did her Graduation and Post-graduation in Zoology. Having more than 10 years of teaching experience, she has participated in different national and international conferences and has authored many papers. Her doctoral work and research interest are on protection of the natural ecosystem and environment.  She has worked on the implications of different ecological factors on the sewage-fed fisheries. She has also worked on the environmental aspect of solar photovoltaic cells, which is apparently green energy. Presently, she is working on the phytoremediation of arsenic (As) and other heavy metals in the arsenic-prone areas of West Bengal.


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