By Romeela Mohee, Ackmez Mudhoo

Bioremediation and Sustainability is an up to date and accomplished therapy of analysis and functions for probably the most vital inexpensive, "green," rising applied sciences in chemical and environmental engineering. 

Chapter 1 parts of Sustainability and Bioremediation (pages 1–41): Ackmez Mudhoo and Romeela Mohee
Chapter 2 average Attenuation (pages 43–102): R. Ryan Dupont
Chapter three Anaerobic Digestion strategies (pages 103–136): Steven I. Safferman, Dana M. Kirk, Louis L. Faivor and Wei Wu Haan
Chapter four Biosurfactants: Synthesis, homes and functions in Environmental Bioremediation (pages 137–211): Ramkrishna Sen, Ackmez Mudhoo and D. Gunaseelan
Chapter five Phytoremediation: a good procedure for Bioremediation of natural and metal Ions toxins (pages 213–240): Divya Gupta, Lalit Kumar Singh, Ashish Deep Gupta and Vikash Babu
Chapter 6 Bioleaching (pages 241–260): Leo G. Leduc and Garry D. Ferroni
Chapter 7 Biosorption of Heavy Metals – New views (pages 261–283): Teresa Tavares and Hugo Figueiredo
Chapter eight Biofiltration: necessities, examine and purposes (pages 285–315): Smita Raghuvanshi, Subhajit Majumder and Suresh Gupta
Chapter nine Modeling and Implementation of Sustainable Remediation according to Bioventing (pages 317–366): Hillel Rubin, Eran Rubin and Holger Schuttrumpf
Chapter 10 Bioremediation of Xenobiotics (pages 367–398): Komal Saxena, Gajendra Kumar Aseri, Ashish Deep Gupta and Vikash Babu

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The anaerobic process is classified as either anaerobic fermentation [66] or anaerobic respiration [67] depending on the type of electron acceptors [64]. In an anaerobic fermentation, organic matter is catabolized in the absence of an external electron acceptor by facultative anaerobes through internally balanced oxidation-reduction reactions under dark conditions [64,68]. The product generated during the process accepts the electrons released during the breakdown of organic matter. Thus, organic matter acts as both electron donor and acceptor.

9 m g / L was fed to batch unit to examine the ability of S. obliquus for degrading cyanide. Cyanide was reduced down to 6 m g / L i n 77 h. Gurbuz et al. [113] reported that the cells had well adapted to high pH and the effluent contained cyanide and the metals. All the more, chlorinated aromatic compounds are biorecalcitrant, and in particular, 2,4,5-trichlorophenol demonstrates greater resistance to biodégradation than other trichlorophenols and is also a known uncoupler of the electron transport chain [112].

The major advantages of biosorption over conventional treatment methods include: low cost, high efficiency, minimization of chemical or biological sludge, regeneration of biosorbents and possibility of metal recovery [94]. Hence, research on biosorption of heavy metals, intrinsically guided by Green Chemistry, has led to the identification of a number of microbial biomass types that are extremely effective in concentrating metals. Some types of biomass are waste byproducts of large-scale industrial fermentations while other metal-binding biomass types can be readily harvested from the oceans.

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