Nanobioremediation: An emerging approach for a cleaner environment

Ekta Singh, Riyaz Ali M. Osmani, Rinti Banerjee

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Global environmental issues have emerged owing to rapid industrialization and urbanization. Ecological imbalance and pollution have raised serious concerns and, thus, led to adoption of better anthropogenic practices and environmental cleanup technologies including physical, chemical, and biological methods. Current treatment practices, although efficient, have made remediation processes complex. Among existing technologies, bioremediation and biotransformation are prominently being used for heavy metal remediation of soil and water, whereas biodegradation is used for toxic pollutants like polyaromatic insecticides, pesticides, plasticizers, and petroleum hydrocarbons. This chapter overviews nanotechnologybased alternative treatment strategies for efficient and sustainable bioremediation and biodegradation. It discusses the advantages and disadvantages of current technologies as well as comments on the future directions in this field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMicrobial Bioremediation & Biodegradation
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Number of pages55
ISBN (Electronic)9789811518126
ISBN (Print)9789811518119
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Degradation
  • Environment
  • Nanobioremediation
  • Nanoparticles
  • Pollutants

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Environmental Science
  • General Engineering
  • General Medicine


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