Bioremediation and Phytoremediation Technologies in Sustainable Soil Management

Volume 4: Degradation of Pesticides and Polychlorinated Biphenyls
Junaid Ahmad Malik, Megh R. Goyal, Khursheed Ahmad Wani

ISBN: 978-1-774-91038-2
Publisher/Imprint: AAP, CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group)
Pages: 461
Format: Print/e-Book
Language: English
Edition/Volume: 4th
© Year: 2022
Publication date: February 2022



About the Book

This 4-volume set focuses on the use of microbial bioremediation and phytoremediation to clean up pollutants in soil, such as pesticides, petroleum hydrocarbons, metals, and chlorinated solvents, which reduce the soil’s fertility and renders it unfit for plant growth. The volumes cover the many diverse eco-friendly microbial bioremediation and phytoremediation techniques for sustainable soil management.

Volume 4: Degradation of Pesticides and Polychlorinated Biphenyls addresses pesticide degradation, PCBs degradation, and genetic interventions. It begins by describing environmental pesticide degradation, mechanisms and sustainability, microbes and microbial enzymes, plant microbe interactions, organophosphorus degradations and endosulfan degradation. It then goes on to discuss PCBs and degradation, cypermethrin, degradation by Phanerochaete chrysosporium, and carvone and surfactants for degradation of PCBs. The book also advocates for genetic systems for degradation of PCBs and pesticides, with discussion of the different advantages and disadvantages for each strategy and the various techniques.

Other volumes in the 4-volume set:
• Volume 1: Fundamental Aspects and Contaminated Sites
• Volume 2: Microbial Approaches and Recent Trends
• Volume 3: Inventive Techniques, Research Methods, and Case Studies

Together, these four volumes provide in-depth coverage of the mechanisms, advantages, and disadvantages of the bioremediation and phytoremediation technologies for safe and sustainable soil management.

Table of Contents


1. Environmental Pesticide Degradation: Mechanisms and Sustainability 

Muzafar Riyaz, Pratheesh Mathew, Rauf Ahmad Shah, K. Sivasankaran, and S. M. Zuber 
2. Microbial Degradation of Pesticides 
Dipika Jaspal and Arti Malviya 
3. Microbial Remediation of Persistent Agro-Chemicals by Soil Bacteria 
Preetha Nair and Radha D. Kale 
4. Microbes and Microbial Enzymes for Degradation of Pesticides 
Sumira Malik, Archna Dhasmana, Shristi Kishore, and Manisha Kumari 
5. Plant-Microbe Interactions in Agro-Ecological Perspectives and Degradation of Pesticides 
Qamer Ridwan, Nahila Anjum, Shaista Rashid, Fareeda Akhter, and Mohd Hanief 
6. Microbial Degradation of Organophosphorus Pesticides 
Nahila Anjum, Qamer Ridwan, Shaista Rashid, Fareeda Akhter, and Mohd Hanief 
7. Microbial-Assisted Degradation of Endosulfan 
Vandana Patyal, Dipika Jaspal, and Kanchan Khare 

8. Degradation Mechanisms of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) in the Environment 
Farah Elgudayem, Esra Gölcü, and Ebru Kafkas 
9. Bioremediation of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (Plastics) and Cypermethrin 
Younis Ahmad Hajam, Raksha Rani, Rouf Ahmad Bhat, and Rajesh Kumar 
10. Degradation of Polychlorinated Biphenyls by Phanerochaete chrysosporium 
Zahid Nabi, Satinder Kaur, Javid Manzoor, Khursheed Ahmad Wani, and Junaid Ahmad Malik 
11. Role of Carvone and Surfactant Producing Bacteria in Bioremediation of Polychlorinated Biphenyls 
Ruchi Dubey Sharma, Suparna Ghosh, Shweta Sharma, K Anita, Anita Singh, and Reena Antony 

12. Genetic Systems in Soil Bacteria for Degradation of Polychlorinated Biphenyls 
Trinath Biswal 
13. Toxicity and Genetic Basis of Microbial Degradation of Organophosphorus Pesticides 
Gopi Shankar Thirumoorthy, Swathi Pavithran, Vasantha Veerappa Lakshmaiah, and Praveen Nagella

About the Authors/Editors


Junaid Ahmad Malik, PhD, is a Lecturer with the Department of Zoology at Government Degree College, Bijbehara, Kashmir (J&K), India. He has published research articles and technical papers in international journals and has authored and edited books, book chapters, and popular editorial articles. He also serves as an editor and reviewer for several journals.

Megh R. Goyal, PhD, PE, is a prolific author and editor. He is a retired professor from the College of Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico. A former soil conservation inspector, Dr. Goyal was proclaimed as the “Father of Irrigation Engineering in Puerto Rico for the twentieth century” by the ASABE, Puerto Rico Section, for his pioneering work on micro irrigation, evapotranspiration, agroclimatology, and soil and water engineering.

Khursheed Ahmad Wani, PhD, is a Lecturer in the Department of Environmental Science, Government Degree College, Bijbehara, J & K, India, and is actively involved in teaching and research. He was formerly Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Science ITM University, Gwalior, India. Dr. Wani has published research papers and book chapters and has edited several books. He has worked as principal investigator in research projects sanctioned by the Madhya Pradesh Council of Science and Technology.

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