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Current Tendencies and Advances in Sustainable Treatment Technologies for Heavy Metals, Dyes and Other Xenobiotics

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Bentham Science Publishers

The book “Recent Trends and Innovations in Sustainable Treatment Technologies for Heavy Metals, Dyes and Other Xenobiotics” integrates innovative technologies developed in the past decade and commercial-scale processes to understand the path ahead in achieving sustainability and high efficiency in wastewater treatment.

The book “Recent Trends and Innovations in Sustainable Treatment Technologies for Heavy Metals, Dyes and Other Xenobiotics” has been compiled in nine chapters.

  • Chapter 1 details the various types of prevailing wastewater, its characteristics, and the major commercial-scale strategies employed to treat those types of waste water.
  • Chapter 2 details the different types of physicochemical methods utilized for the remediation of heavy metals, dyes, and xenobiotics.
  • Chapters 3 and 4 highlight the innovations in the advanced oxidation process and adsorption for remediation of such complex molecules, respectively.
  • Chapters 5, 6, and 7 individually address the recent innovations in bioremediation of xenobiotics, heavy metals, and dyes, respectively. Finally, chapters 8 and 9 discuss the latest technologies, prevailing bottlenecks, and the path ahead towards commercial viability and environmental sustainability in both physico-chemical and biological treatment processes. The target audiences are graduate students, post graduate students and researchers.

About the editors:

Dr. Biswanath Bhunia received PhD in 2012 from National Institute of Technology Durgapur’s Biotechnology Program and Fast Track Young Scientist award from the Department of Science and Technology of the Government of India in 2012. Following completion of his PhD, Dr. Bhunia joined academia as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioengineering at the National Institute of Technology Agartala in 2013. Dr. Bhunia is working on various secondary metabolite production using fungal, bacteria, cyanobacteria, algae etc. He has authored or co-authored 80 peer-reviewed papers, ten book chapters, and presented at numerous national and international conferences on topics ranging from bioprocess engineering, bioinformatics, enzyme and microbial technology, advanced purification process and modelling. Dr. Bhunia’ teaching interests are focused on Bioprocess Engineering, Environmental Biotechnology, and Bioinformatics.

Dr. Muthusivaramapandian Muthuraj is currently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioengineering, National Institute of Technology Agartala, India. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering, at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India in the year 2015. His research interests include bioenergy production, microalgal biotechnology, and sustainable bioprocess for synthesis of value- added biochemicals. He has industrial experience for over two years, where he developed a process for production of hyaluronic acid from Streptococcus sp. He is a certified reviewer for Bioresource Technology Reports, MDPI, and other reputed journals. He has a total h-index of 12 and i-index of 15, with over 30 publications in international peer reviewed journals and publications. He has also published several book chapters, and gave lectures at various international and national conferences, and seminars. He is currently teaching biotechnology and biochemical reaction engineering principles, metabolic engineering, modeling & simulation for biological systems.



Heavy metals, Waste water,  Xenobiotics,Biochar, Dyes, Phytoremediation, Remediation, Nanocomposites,Bioremed iation,Microbes, Advanced oxidation process (AOPs), Biosorption, Adsorption, Adsorption kinetics, Photocatalytic Treatment, Nano-fibers, Carbon Nanotubes, Bottlenecks, Environment, Sustainability


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