Environmental Contaminants: Ecological Implications and Management

  • Ram Naresh Bharagava

Part of the Microorganisms for Sustainability book series (MICRO, volume 14)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Débora da Silva Vilar, Ianny Andrade Cruz, Nádia Hortense Torres, Renan Tavares Figueiredo, Luciano de Melo, Iraí Tadeu Ferreira de Resende et al.
    Pages 1-23
  3. Polur Hanumantha Rao, Ramanathan Ranjith Kumar, Natarajan Mohan
    Pages 49-82
  4. Shachi, Pankaj Kumar Gupta, Brijesh Kumar Yadav
    Pages 83-100
  5. Tayssir Kadri, Agnieszka Cuprys, Tarek Rouissi, Satinder Kaur Brar
    Pages 101-117
  6. Viabhav Kumar Upadhayay, Amir Khan, Jyoti Singh, Ajay Veer Singh
    Pages 119-136
  7. Dinesh Yadav, Aiman Tanveer, Sangeeta Yadav
    Pages 137-162
  8. Valentina Carrillo, Ana María Leiva, Gladys Vidal
    Pages 185-204
  9. Sayali S. Patil, Rohit V. Bhagwat, Vinay Kumar, Trupti Durugkar
    Pages 205-235
  10. Tahera Akter, Safayet Khan, Mahfuzar Rahman
    Pages 273-296
  11. Manish Chandra Kannaujiya, Tamal Mandal, Dalia Dasgupta Mandal, Monoj Kumar Mondal
    Pages 311-340

About this book


As we know, rapid industrialization is a serious concern in the context of a healthy environment. Various physico-chemical and biological approaches for the removal of toxic pollutants are available, but unfortunately these are not very effective. Biological approaches using microorganisms (bacterial/fungi/algae), green plants or their enzymes to degrade/detoxify environmental contaminants such as endocrine disrupting chemicals, toxic metals, pesticides, dyes, petroleum hydrocarbons and phenolic compounds are eco-friendly and low cost. This book provides a much-needed, comprehensive overview of the various types of contaminants, their toxicological effects on the environment, humans, animals and plants as well as various eco-friendly approaches for their management (degradation/detoxification). As such it is a valuable resource for a wide range of students, scientists and researchers in microbiology, biotechnology, environmental sciences.


Environmental Contaminants Waste Management Approaches Ecological and Health Implications Sustainable Development Emerging & Eco-friendly treatment approaches

Editors and affiliations

  • Ram Naresh Bharagava
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory for Bioremediation and Metagenomics Research (LBMR), Department of Microbiology (DM), School for Environmental Sciences (SES)Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (A Central University)LucknowIndia

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