Environmental Protection Strategies for Sustainable Development

  • Abdul Malik
  • Elisabeth Grohmann

Part of the Strategies for Sustainability book series (STSU)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-1
  2. Abdul Malik, Mashihur Rahman, Mohd Ikram Ansari, Farhana Masood, Elisabeth Grohmann
    Pages 1-34
  3. C. M. Ajila, Satinder K. Brar, M. Verma, U. J. S. Prasada Rao
    Pages 65-109
  4. Luciana Pereira, Madalena Alves
    Pages 111-162
  5. Vito Armando Laudicina, Paul G. Dennis, Eristanna Palazzolo, Luigi Badalucco
    Pages 193-227
  6. Farhana Masood, Reshma Anjum, Masood Ahmad, Abdul Malik
    Pages 229-260
  7. Fatma Gassara, Satinder K. Brar, R. D. Tyagi, R. Y. Surampalli
    Pages 261-294
  8. Reshma Anjum, Mashihur Rahman, Farhana Masood, Abdul Malik
    Pages 295-328
  9. Mohd Ikram Ansari, Katarzyna Schiwon, Abdul Malik, Elisabeth Grohmann
    Pages 341-377
  10. M. S. Dardanelli, D. B. Medeot, N. S. Paulucci, M. A. Bueno, J. C. Vicario, M. García et al.
    Pages 379-396
  11. Mahtab Ahmad, Sang Soo Lee, Deok Hyun Moon, Jae E. Yang, Yong Sik Ok
    Pages 437-451
  12. M. Shafiq Ansari, Nadeem Ahmad, Fazil Hasan
    Pages 529-595
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 591-591

About this book


The environment of our planet is degrading at an alarming rate because of non-sustainable urbanization, industrialization and agriculture. Unsustainable trends in relation to climate change and energy use, threats to public health, poverty and social exclusion, demographic pressure and ageing, management of natural resources, biodiversity loss, land use and transport still persist and new challenges are arising. Since these negative trends bring about a sense of urgency, short term action is required, whilst maintaining a longer term perspective. The main challenge is to gradually change our current unsustainable consumption and production patterns and the nonintegrated approach to policy-making.


This book covers the broad area including potential of rhizospheric microorganisms in the sustainable plant development in anthropogenic polluted soils, bioremediation of pesticides from soil and waste water, toxic metals from soil, biological treatment of pulp and paper industry wastewater, sustainable solutions for agro processing waste management, solid waste management on climate change and human health, environmental impact of dyes and its remediation. Various methods for genotoxicity testing of environmental pollutants are also discussed and chapters on molecular detection of resistance and transfer genes in the environmental samples, biofilm formation by the environmental bacteria, biochemical attributes to assess soil ecosystem sustainability, application of rhizobacteria in biotechnology, role of peroxidases as a tool for the decolorization and removal of dyes and potential of biopesticides in sustainable agriculture.


It offers a unique treatment of the subject, linking various protection strategies for sustainable development, describing the inter-relationships between the laboratory and field eco-toxicologist,  the biotechnology consultant, environmental engineers and different international environmental regulatory and protection agencies.


Bioremediation Contamination detection and Quantification Environmental pollution Sustainable development Waste Management

Editors and affiliations

  • Abdul Malik
    • 1
  • Elisabeth Grohmann
    • 2
  1. 1.Aligarh Muslim UniversityAligarhIndia
  2. 2.University Hospital FreiburgDepartment of Infectious DiseasesFreiburgGermany

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