Bioremediation of Nitroexplosive Waste Waters

  • Pradnya Pralhad KanekarEmail author
  • Seema Shreepad Sarnaik
  • Premlata Sukhdev Dautpure
  • Vrushali Prashant Patil
  • Sagar Pralhad Kanekar
Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)


Explosives, particularly nitro explosives, are synthesized globally and are high energy materials, consisting of elements like carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen. When subjected to any stimuli, they can undergo a very rapid, self-propagating, and exothermic decomposition reactions, resulting in the formation of more stable materials like CO2, H2O, and N2 with the development of sudden high pressure.


Nitro Group Nitroaromatic Compound Pentaerythritol Tetra Nitrate Activate Sludge Reactor Strain DN22 
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The authors thank the High Explosive (HE) factory, Pune and High Energy Material Research Laboratory (HEMRL), Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO), Pune for providing nitroexplosive waste water samples and relevant information. Part of the work on biodegradation of nitroexplosives was supported by Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, New Delhi, Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) Govt. of India and US Govt. and HEMRL, Pune, The authors are thankful to authorities of MACS’ Agharkar Research Institute, Pune for providing necessary facilities to carry out the work, compile the data and present in the form of a book chapter.


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  • Pradnya Pralhad Kanekar
    • 1
    Email author
  • Seema Shreepad Sarnaik
    • 1
  • Premlata Sukhdev Dautpure
    • 1
  • Vrushali Prashant Patil
    • 1
  • Sagar Pralhad Kanekar
    • 1
  1. 1.Microbial Sciences DivisionMACS-Agharkar Research InstitutePuneIndia

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