An Overview of the Potential of Bioremediation for Contaminated Soil from Municipal Solid Waste Site

  • Abhishek Kumar Awasthi
  • Jinhui Li
  • Akhilesh Kumar Pandey
  • Jamaluddin Khan


The soil contamination due to open disposal of municipal solid waste has become a serious issue particularly in the developing countries. Several studies have revealed variable impacts of pollutant toxicity on the environment and exposed inhabitants. This chapter provides an overview of the application of bioremediation of sites contaminated owing to municipal solid waste. The application of bioremediation technologies and well-organized mechanisms for environmental safety measures of these methods were discussed. Because some pollutants can be seriously affect to the environment, the chapter furthermore suggests strategies for better remediation of site. In addition, more detail studies exploring the linkage between the fates, and environmentally important factors are necessary to better understand the parameters on using bioremediation technologies.


Municipal solid waste Soil contamination Heavy metals Pollutants Bioremediation 



The first (corresponding) author is grateful to Dr. P.S. Bundela Regional Officer, Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board, (M.P.) India for valuable advice. The authors gratefully acknowledge the esteemed reviewers/editors for their critical assessment and valuable suggestions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Abhishek Kumar Awasthi
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jinhui Li
    • 2
  • Akhilesh Kumar Pandey
    • 1
    • 3
  • Jamaluddin Khan
    • 1
  1. 1.Mycological Research Laboratory, Department of Biological SciencesRani Durgavati UniversityJabalpurIndia
  2. 2.School of EnvironmentTsinghua UniversityBeijingPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.Madhya Pradesh Private Universities Regulatory CommissionBhopalIndia

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