Nano-bioremediation: An Innovative Remediation Technology for Treatment and Management of Contaminated Sites

  • Ritu Singh
  • Monalisha Behera
  • Sanjeev Kumar


As every method has its own benefits and setbacks, the integration of remediation methods could be thought of as a solution to tackle remediation problems. Integrated approaches could overcome the disadvantages of individual technologies and provide a better alternative to conventional remediation methods. Nano-bioremediation is one of such kind of methods which received a lot of attention in the past few years. It aims at reducing the contaminant concentrations to risk-based levels, alleviating the additional environmental impacts simultaneously. This method brings the benefits of both nanotechnology and bioremediation together to achieve a remediation that is more efficient, less time taking, and environment friendly than the individual processes. The present chapter provides a brief account of nanotechnology and variety of nanostructured materials reported for removing organic and inorganic contaminants from environmental matrices followed by detailed description of nano-bioremediation technique, its process, and applications.


Environmental contamination Nano-bioremediation Nanoparticles Pollutants removal Environmental safety 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ritu Singh
    • 1
  • Monalisha Behera
    • 1
  • Sanjeev Kumar
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Environmental ScienceCentral University of RajasthanAjmerIndia
  2. 2.Centre for Environmental SciencesCentral University of JharkhandRanchiIndia

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