Bioremediation for Environmental Sustainability

Bioremediation for Environmental Sustainability
Author: Gaurav Saxena,Vineet Kumar,Maulin P. Shah
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 692
Release: 2020-10-13
ISBN 10: 0128205253
ISBN 13: 9780128205259
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioremediation for Environmental Sustainability Book Review:

Bioremediation for Environmental Sustainability: Toxicity, Mechanisms of Contaminants Degradation, Detoxification and Challenges introduces pollution and toxicity profiles of various organic and inorganic contaminants, including mechanisms of toxicity, degradation, and detoxification by microbes and plants, and their bioremediation approaches for environmental sustainability. The book also covers many advanced technologies in the field of bioremediation and phytoremediation, including electro-bioremediation, microbial fuel cells, nano-bioremediation, constructed wetlands, phytotechnologies, and many more, which are lacking in other competitive titles existing in the market. The book includes updated information, as well as future directions for research, in the field of bioremediation of industrial wastes. This book is a reference for students, researchers, scientists, and professionals in the fields of microbiology, biotechnology, environmental sciences, eco-toxicology, environmental remediation, and waste management, especially those who aspire to work on the biodegradation and bioremediation of industrial wastes and environmental pollutants for environmental sustainability. Environmental safety and sustainability with rapid industrialization is one of the major challenges worldwide. Industries are the key drivers in the world economy, but these are also the major polluters due to discharge of potentially toxic and hazardous wastes containing various organic and inorganic pollutants, which cause environmental pollution and severe toxic effects in living beings. Introduces pollution and toxicity profiles of environmental contaminants and industrial wastes, including oil refinery wastewater, distillery wastewater, tannery wastewater, textile wastewater, mine tailing wastes, plastic wastes, and more Describes underlying mechanisms of degradation and detoxification of emerging organic and inorganic contaminants with enzymatic roles Focuses on recent advances and challenges in bioremediation and phytoremediation, including microbial enzymes, biosurfactants, microalgae, biofilm, archaea, genetically engineered organisms, and more Describes how microbes and plants can be successfully applied for the remediation of potentially toxic industrial wastes and chemical pollutants to protect the environment and public health

Bioremediation for Environmental Sustainability

Bioremediation for Environmental Sustainability
Author: Vineet Kumar,Gaurav Saxena,Maulin P. Shah
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 538
Release: 2020-10-01
ISBN 10: 012820317X
ISBN 13: 9780128203170
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioremediation for Environmental Sustainability Book Review:

Bioremediation for Environmental Sustainability: Approaches to Tackle Pollution for Cleaner and Greener Society discusses many recently developed and successfully applied bio/phytoremediation technologies for pollution control and minimization, which are lacking more comprehensive coverage in previous books. This book describes the scope and applications of bio/phytoremediation technologies and especially focuses on the associated eco-environmental concerns, field studies, sustainability issues, and future prospects. The book also examines the feasibility of environmentally friendly and sustainable bio/phytoremediation technologies to remediate contaminated sites, as well as future directions in the field of bioremediation for environmental sustainability. Illustrates the importance of microbes and plants in bio/phytoremediation and wastewater treatment Includes chapters on original research outcomes pertaining to pollution, pollution abatement, and associated bioremediation technologies Covers emerging bioremediation technologies, including electro-bioremediation, microbial fuel cell, nano-bioremediation, constructed wetlands, and more Highlights key developments and challenges in bioremediation and phytoremediation technologies Describes the roles of relatively new approaches in bio/phytoremediation, including molecular engineering and omics technologies, microbial enzymes, biosurfactants, plant-microbe interactions, genetically engineered organisms, and more

Microbes for Sustainable Development and Bioremediation

Microbes for Sustainable Development and Bioremediation
Author: Ram Chandra,RC Sobti
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2019-12-23
ISBN 10: 1000733351
ISBN 13: 9781000733358
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microbes for Sustainable Development and Bioremediation Book Review:

Microbes are the predominant form of life on the planet due to their broad range of adaptation and versatile nutritional behavior. The ability of some microbes to inhabit hostile environment incompatible with most forms of life means that their habitat defines the extent of the biosphere and delineates the barrier between the biosphere and geosphere. The direct and indirect role of microbes that include bacteria, fungi, actinomycetes, viruses, mycoplasma, and protozoans are very much important in development of modern human society for food, drugs, textiles, agriculture, and environment. Furthermore, microorganisms and their enzyme system are responsible for the degradation of various organic matters. Microbes for Sustainable Development and Bioremediation emphasizes the role of microbes for sustainable development of ecosystem. Environmental microbiology role in biogeochemical cycle and bioremediation of environmental waste is major theme, which comprises the following aspects: Bacterial phytoextraction mechanism of heavy metals by native hyperaccumulator plants from complex waste-contaminated site for eco-restoration Role of microbial enzyme for eco-friendly recycling of industrial waste Field-scale remediation of crude oil–contaminated desert soil and treatment technology Microbial technology for metal recovery from e-waste printed circuit board Impact of genomic data on sustainability of ecosystem Methane monooxygenases: their regulations and applications Role of microbes in environmental sustainability and food preservation This book will be directly beneficial to researchers and classroom students, in areas of biotechnology, environmental microbiology, molecular biology, and environmental engineering with specialized collection of cutting-edge knowledge.

Environmental Biotechnology

Environmental Biotechnology
Author: Jeyabalan Sangeetha,Devarajan Thangadurai,Muniswamy David,Mohd Azmuddin Abdullah
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 434
Release: 2016-10-14
ISBN 10: 1315342057
ISBN 13: 9781315342054
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Biotechnology Book Review:

With focus on the practical use of modern biotechnology for environmental sustainability, this book provides a thoughtful overview of molecular aspects of environmental studies to create a new awareness of fundamental biological processes and sustainable ecological concerns. It covers the latest research by prominent scientists in modern biology and delineates recent and prospective applications in the sub-areas of environmental biotechnology with special focus on the biodegradation of toxic pollutants, bioremediation of contaminated environments, and bioconversion of organic wastes toward a green economy and sustainable future.

Bioremediation and Sustainability

Bioremediation and Sustainability
Author: Romeela Mohee,Ackmez Mudhoo
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2012-03-27
ISBN 10: 1118062841
ISBN 13: 9781118062845
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioremediation and Sustainability Book Review:

Bioremediation and Sustainability is an up-to-date and comprehensive treatment of research and applications for some of the most important low-cost, "green," emerging technologies in chemical and environmental engineering.

Emerging Technologies in Environmental Bioremediation

Emerging Technologies in Environmental Bioremediation
Author: Maulin P. Shah,Susana Rodriguez-Couto,S. Sevinc Sengor
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 498
Release: 2020-04-18
ISBN 10: 0128198613
ISBN 13: 9780128198612
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emerging Technologies in Environmental Bioremediation Book Review:

Emerging Technologies in Environmental Bioremediation introduces emerging bioremediation technologies for the treatment and management of industrial wastes and other environmental pollutants for the sake of environmental sustainability. Emerging bioremediation approaches such as nano-bioremediation technology, electro-bioremediation technology, microbial fuel cell technology, Modified Ludzack-Ettinger Process, Modified Activated Sludge Process, and phytotechnologies for the remediation of industrial wastes/pollutants are discussed in a comprehensive manner not found in other books. Furthermore, the book includes updated information as well as future directions for research in the field of bioremediation of industrial wastes. This book will be extremely useful to students, researchers, scientists and professionals in the field of microbiology and biotechnology, Bio (chemical) engineers, environmental researchers, eco-toxicology, and many more. Includes the recovery of resources from wastewater Describes the importance of microorganisms in environmental bioremediation technologies Points out the reuse of treated wastewater through emerging technologies Pays attention to the occurrence of novel micro-pollutants Emphasizes the role of nanotechnology in pollutant bioremediation

Microorganisms for Sustainable Environment and Health

Microorganisms for Sustainable Environment and Health
Author: Pankaj Chowdhary,Abhay Raj,Digvijay Verma,Yusuf Akhter
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 534
Release: 2020-07-21
ISBN 10: 0128190043
ISBN 13: 9780128190043
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microorganisms for Sustainable Environment and Health Book Review:

Microorganisms for Sustainable Environment and Health covers hazardous pollutants released from natural as well as anthropogenic activities and implications on environmental and human health. This book serves as a valuable source of basic knowledge and recent developments in the clean technologies and pollution-associated diseases and abnormalities in the context of microorganisms. Focused on current solutions to various environmental problems in the field of bioremediation, it provides a detailed knowledge on the various types of toxic environmental pollutants discharged from different sources, their toxicological effects in environments, humans, animals and plants as well as their biodegradation and bioremediation approaches. This book helps environmental scientists and microbiologists learn about existing environmental problems and suggests ways to control or contain their effects by employing various treatment approaches. Provides information on waste treatment approaches using microbes Includes applications in biofuel and bioenergy production Covers green belt development, hydroponics, phytoremediation, wetland treatment technology, and common effluent treatment plants (CETPs) Discusses dissemination of antibiotic resistance among pathogenic microbes and strategies to combat multi-drug resistance (MDR)

Bioremediation Applications for Environmental Protection and Management

Bioremediation  Applications for Environmental Protection and Management
Author: Sunita J. Varjani,Avinash Kumar Agarwal,Edgard Gnansounou,Baskar Gurunathan
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 411
Release: 2017-12-11
ISBN 10: 9811074852
ISBN 13: 9789811074851
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioremediation Applications for Environmental Protection and Management Book Review:

This book examines bioremediation technologies as a tool for environmental protection and management. It provides global perspectives on recent advances in the bioremediation of various environmental pollutants. Topics covered include comparative analysis of bio-gas electrification from anaerobic digesters, mathematical modeling in bioremediation, the evaluation of next-generation sequencing technologies for environmental monitoring in wastewater abatement; and the impact of diverse wastewater remediation techniques such as the use of nanofibers, microbes and genetically modified organisms; bioelectrochemical treatment; phytoremediation; and biosorption strategies. The book is targeted at scientists and researchers working in the field of bioremediation.

Microbe Assisted Phytoremediation of Environmental Pollutants

Microbe Assisted Phytoremediation of Environmental Pollutants
Author: Vineet Kumar,Gaurav Saxena
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2020-07-14
ISBN 10: 1000065588
ISBN 13: 9781000065589
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microbe Assisted Phytoremediation of Environmental Pollutants Book Review:

Microbe-Assisted Phytoremediation of Environmental Pollutants: Recent Advances and Challenges provides comprehensive information on the principles and practical knowledge of microbe-assisted phytoremediation of organic and inorganic pollutants for environmental safety. This book describes the physiological, biochemical, microbiological, and molecular basis of microbe-assisted phytoremediation and contains many relevant topics to fill the gaps in developing an understanding of microbe-assisted phytoremediation of environmental pollutants. The book provides state-of-the-art knowledge on fundamental, practical, and purposeful utilization of plant-associated bacteria (plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria [PGPR] and endophytes) and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi for plant-growth promotion and enhanced phytoremediation of environmental pollutants in the contaminated matrix. Features: Provides a state-of-the-art overview of microbe-assisted phytoremediation Emphasizes the roles of PGPR, endophytes, and mycorrhizal fungi in assisted phytoremediation Elucidates biochemical and molecular mechanisms of microbe-assisted phytoremediation Details field studies and success stories of microbe-assisted phytoremediation Explores advances, challenges, and future directions in microbe-assisted phytoremediation The book serves as a valuable resource for researchers, ecotoxicologists, environmental scientists and engineers, environmental microbiologists and biotechnologists, environmental health and risk scientists, environmental science managers and administrators, remediation practitioners, environmental policymakers, and students at the postgraduate and doctoral levels in the relevant fields who wish to work on microbe-assisted phytoremediation of pollutants for environmental safety and sustainability.

Mycoremediation and Environmental Sustainability

Mycoremediation and Environmental Sustainability
Author: Ram Prasad
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2018-01-14
ISBN 10: 3319689576
ISBN 13: 9783319689579
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mycoremediation and Environmental Sustainability Book Review:

Bioremediation is the use of microorganisms' metabolism to degrade waste contaminants (sewage, domestic, and industrial effluents) into non-toxic or less toxic materials by natural biological processes. Remediation through fungi—or mycoremediation—has multifarious possibilities in applied remediation engineering and the future of environmental sustainability. Fungi have the biochemical and ecological capability to degrade environmental organic chemicals and to decrease the risk associated with metals, semi-metals, noble metals, and radionuclides, either by chemical modification or by manipulating chemical bioavailability. Additionally, the capability of these fungi to form extended mycelia networks, the low specificity of their catabolic enzymes, and their using pollutants as a growth substrate make these fungi well suited for bioremediation processes. Their mycelia exhibit the robustness of adapting to highly limiting environmental conditions often experienced in the presence of persistent pollutants, which makes them more useful compared to other microbes. However, despite dominating the living biomass in soil and being abundant in aquatic ecosystems, fungi have not been exploited for the bioremediation of such environments. This book covers the various types of fungi and associated fungal processes used to clean up waste and wastewaters in contaminated environments and discusses future potential applications.

Environmental Risk Assessment of Soil Contamination

Environmental Risk Assessment of Soil Contamination
Author: Maria C. Hernandez Soriano
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 920
Release: 2014-03-26
ISBN 10: 953511235X
ISBN 13: 9789535112358
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Risk Assessment of Soil Contamination Book Review:

Soil is an irreplaceable resource that sustains life on the planet, challenged by food and energy demands of an increasing population. Therefore, soil contamination constitutes a critical issue to be addressed if we are to secure the life quality of present and future generations. Integrated efforts from researchers and policy makers are required to develop sound risk assessment procedures, remediation strategies and sustainable soil management policies. Environmental Risk Assessment of Soil Contamination provides a wide depiction of current research in soil contamination and risk assessment, encompassing reviews and case studies on soil pollution by heavy metals and organic pollutants. The book introduces several innovative approaches for soil remediation and risk assessment, including advances in phytoremediation and implementation of metabolomics in soil sciences.

Bioremediation

Bioremediation
Author: Sanjay K. Sharma
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2019-10-31
ISBN 10: 0429952546
ISBN 13: 9780429952548
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioremediation Book Review:

Bioremediation: A Sustainable Approach to Preserving Earth’s Water discusses the latest research in green chemistry practices and principles that are involved in water remediation and the quality improvement of water. The presence of heavy metals, dyes, fluoride, dissolved solids and many other pollutants are responsible for water pollution and poor water quality. The removal of these pollutants in water resources is necessary, yet challenging. Water preservation is of great importance globally and researchers are making significant progress in ensuring this precious commodity is safe and potable. This volume illustrates how bioremediation in particular is a promising green technique globally. Features: Addresses bioremediation of all the major water pollutants Approaches the chemistry of water and the concept of water as a renewable resource from a green chemistry aspect Discusses environmental chemistry and the practice of industrial ecology Explains the global concern of adequate high quality water supplies, and how bioremediation can resolve this Explores sustainable development through green engineering

Bioremediation and Sustainable Technologies for Cleaner Environment

Bioremediation and Sustainable Technologies for Cleaner Environment
Author: Marimuthu Prashanthi,Rajakumar Sundaram,Aravind Jeyaseelan,Thamaraiselvi Kaliannan
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2017-03-14
ISBN 10: 3319484397
ISBN 13: 9783319484396
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioremediation and Sustainable Technologies for Cleaner Environment Book Review:

This book offers insights into the current focus and recent advances in bioremediation and green technology applications for waste minimization and pollution control. Increasing urbanization has an impact on the environment, agriculture and industry, exacerbating the pollution problem and creating an urgent need for sustainable and green eco-friendly remediation technology. Currently, there is heightened interest in environmental research, especially in the area of pollution remediation and waste conversion, and alternative, eco-friendly methods involving better usage of agricultural residues as economically viable substrates for environmental cleanup are still required. The book offers researchers and scholars inspiration, and suggests directions for specific waste management and pollution control. The research presented makes a valuable contribution toward a sustainable and eco-friendly societal environment.

Green Chemistry for Environmental Sustainability

Green Chemistry for Environmental Sustainability
Author: Sanjay K. Sharma,Ackmez Mudhoo
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2010-07-19
ISBN 10: 1439824746
ISBN 13: 9781439824740
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Chemistry for Environmental Sustainability Book Review:

When the Nobel Prize Committee recognized the importance of green chemistry with its 2005 Nobel Prize for Chemistry, this relatively new science came into its own. Although no concerted agreement has been reached yet about the exact content and limits of this interdisciplinary discipline, there seems to be increasing interest in environmental topic

Zero Waste Management Practices for Environmental Sustainability

Zero Waste  Management Practices for Environmental Sustainability
Author: Ashok K. Rathoure
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 335
Release: 2019-08-30
ISBN 10: 0429607865
ISBN 13: 9780429607868
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zero Waste Management Practices for Environmental Sustainability Book Review:

Zero Waste: Management Practices for Environmental Sustainability presents approaches for resource management centered on reducing waste and reusing and recycling materials. It aims to save energy by reducing energy consumption associated with extracting, processing, and transporting raw materials and waste, and also to reduce and eventually eliminate the need for landfills and incinerators. This book presents the various principles, methods, and tools that can be used to address different issues in the areas of industrial waste reduction and sustainability. It examines how to eliminate waste at the source and at all points of a supply chain, and how to shift from the current one-way linear resource model to a sustainable "closed-loop" system. Proposes strategies for businesses to reduce and reuse waste with a goal of reaching a zero waste status. Focuses on how mitigating waste and promoting recycling can save vast amounts of energy. Explains how the zero waste approach would be a key measure to ensure environmental sustainability and help to offset global climate change.

Bioremediation and Bioeconomy

Bioremediation and Bioeconomy
Author: Majeti Narasimha Vara Prasad
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 730
Release: 2015-10-03
ISBN 10: 0128028726
ISBN 13: 9780128028728
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioremediation and Bioeconomy Book Review:

Bioremediation and Bioeconomy provides a common platform for scientists from various backgrounds to find sustainable solutions to environmental issues, including the ever-growing lack of water resources which are under immense pressure due to land degradation, pollution, population explosion, urbanization, and global economic development. In addition, large amounts of toxic waste have been dispersed in thousands of contaminated sites and bioremediation is emerging as an invaluable tool for environmental clean-up. The book addresses these challenge by presenting innovative and cost-effective solutions to decontaminate polluted environments, including usage of contaminated land and waste water for bioproducts such as natural fibers, biocomposites, and fuels to boost the economy. Users will find a guide that helps scientists from various backgrounds find sustainable solutions to these environmental issues as they address the topical issues crucial for understanding new and innovative approaches for sustainable development. Provides a compilation of new information on phytoremediation not found in other books in the present market The first book to link phytoremediation and the bioeconomy Includes strategies to utilize contaminated soils for producing bioresources and co-generation of value chain and value additions products

Environmental Sustainability Using Green Technologies

Environmental Sustainability Using Green Technologies
Author: V. Sivasubramanian
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 430
Release: 2016-09-15
ISBN 10: 1351978845
ISBN 13: 9781351978842
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Sustainability Using Green Technologies Book Review:

Environmental Sustainability Using Green Technologies explains the role of green engineering and social responsibility in the development of chemicals, processes, products, and systems. Examining the relationship between economy, ecology, and equality—key factors in developing a sustainable society—this book covers several aspects of environmental sustainability, explores ways to use resources and processes more responsibly, and describes the tools required to overcome various challenges. It outlines the biotechnological applications, techniques, and processes needed to secure sustainable development and ensure long-lasting future success. Insightful and highly comprehensive, this body of work addresses: Wastewater treatment technologies Nanomaterials in environmental applications Green synthesis of ecofriendly nanoparticles The role of phytoremediation in maintaining environmental sustainability Algal biosorption of heavy metals Mass production of microalgae for industrial applications Integrated biological system for the treatment of sulfate rich wastewater Anaerobic digestion of pharmaceutical effluent Treatment of textile dye using bioaccumulation techniques Production of biosurfactants and their applications in bioremediation Biodegradable polymers Microbial fuel cell (MFC) technology Biodiesel from nonedible oil using a packed bed membrane reactor Production of ecofriendly biodiesel from marine sources Pretreatment techniques for the enhancement of biogas production A review of source apportionment of air pollutants by receptor models and more Environmental Sustainability Using Green Technologies provides excellent reference material that aids and supports sustainability, and offers practical guidance for professors, research scholars, industrialists, biotechnologists, and workers in the applied field of environmental engineering.

Bioremediation and Biotechnology

Bioremediation and Biotechnology
Author: Khalid Rehman Hakeem,Rouf Ahmad Bhat,Humaira Qadri
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 327
Release: 2020-01-26
ISBN 10: 3030356914
ISBN 13: 9783030356910
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioremediation and Biotechnology Book Review:

Toxic substances threatens aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems and ultimately human health. The book is a thoughtful effort in bringing forth the role of biotechnology for bioremediation and restoration of the ecosystems degraded by toxic and heavy metal pollution. The introductory chapters of the book deal with the understanding of the issues concerned with the pollution caused by toxic elements and heavy metals and their impacts on the different ecosystems followed by the techniques involved in monitoring of the pollution. These techniques include use of bio-indicators as well as modern techniques for the assessment and monitoring of toxicants in the environment. Detailed chapters discussing the role of microbial biota, aquatic plants, terrestrial plants to enhance the accumulation efficiency of these toxic and heavy metals are followed by remediation techniques involving myco-remediation, bio-pesticides, bio-fertilizers, phyto-remediation and rhizo-filtration. A sizable portion of the book has been dedicated to the advanced bio-remediation techniques which are finding their way from the laboratory to the field for revival of the degraded ecosystems. These involve bio-films, micro-algae, genetically modified plants and filter feeders. Furthermore, the book is a detailed comprehensive account for the treatment technologies from unsustainable to sustainable. We believe academicians, researchers and students will find this book informative as a complete reference for biotechnological intervention for sustainable treatment of pollution.

Bioremediation of Pollutants

Bioremediation of Pollutants
Author: Vimal Chandra Pandey,Vijai Singh
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2020-05-30
ISBN 10: 0128190264
ISBN 13: 9780128190265
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioremediation of Pollutants Book Review:

Bioremediation of Pollutants: From Genetic Engineering to Genome Engineering provides insights into genetic and genome engineering strategies in bioremediation, covering a wide range of microorganisms that are key to the removal of pollutants. The book includes discussions on root engineering, transgenic plants, metagenomics, bioreactors, molecular biology tools, genome editing, synthetic biology, microbial indicators, biosurfactants, biofilms, genetically modified organisms, and engineered fungi and bacteria. Presented by top experts in the field, this resource captures the essence and diversity of bioremediation methodologies in a single source. Students and beginners in environmental science, researchers, soil scientists, genetic and genome engineers, stakeholders and policymakers interested in improving this rapidly growing area of research will find this resource extremely useful. Draws together research from eminent scientists from across the globe in the areas of phytoremediation and microbial remediation Includes case studies of engineered bacterial remediation Covers the genome editing CRISPR-Cas9 system that has been less explored in plants and microorganisms

Agro Environmental Sustainability

Agro Environmental Sustainability
Author: Jay Shankar Singh,Gamini Seneviratne
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2017-02-15
ISBN 10: 3319497278
ISBN 13: 9783319497273
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agro Environmental Sustainability Book Review:

This two-volume work is a testament to the increasing interest in the role of microbes in sustainable agriculture and food security. Advances in microbial technologies are explored in chapters dealing with topics such as plant-microbe interactions, rhizoremediation and cyanoremediation, and bio-immobilization. Volume II is a collection of research findings that invites readers to examine the application of microbes in pollution reduction, decontamination of agro- and aquatic ecosystems, and remediation of various toxic compounds. Highly readable entries attempt to close the knowledge gap between soil microbial associations and sustainable agriculture. Traditional agricultural management techniques have relied heavily on application of chemical fertilizers and pesticides; and recent land use change practices have led to over exploitation of natural resources. Strategies outlined here simplify a complicated picture of the way microbial communities can improve the quality of environment and eliminate food scarcity in the coming generations. This work is a significant contribution to research in this increasingly important discipline of soil sciences, and will appeal to researchers in microbiology, agriculture, environmental sciences, and soil and crop sciences.