BioMed Research International

Biotechnology in Environmental Monitoring and Pollution Abatement 2015


Publishing date
23 Oct 2015
Status
Published
Submission deadline
05 Jun 2015

1Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, India

2UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft, Netherlands


Biotechnology in Environmental Monitoring and Pollution Abatement 2015

Description

In recent years, the demand for the use of sustainable and ecofriendly environmental processes is rapidly growing, which is subjected to economic, public, and legislation pressure. Biotechnology provides a plethora of opportunities for effectively addressing issues pertaining to the monitoring, assessment, and treatment of contaminated water, air, and solid waste streams. In this context, source tracking of environmental pollutants and their treatment using biological-based methods is becoming increasingly important, mainly owing to the accuracy and robustness of such techniques. The different biotechniques available nowadays represent both well-established and novel (bio)technologies, although several aspects of their performance are still to be tested, for instance, the use of novel biocatalysts and reactor designs, the understanding of microbial community dynamics and mechanisms occurring within a (bio)reactor, and the assessment of the performance of (bio)reactors during long-term operation. If these mechanisms are understood and the barriers are overcome, novel biotechniques will potentially change the way users rebuild technologies for the sustainable use of different biological processes for wastewater, air, and solid waste treatment.

This special issue mainly focuses on the various aspects of biotechnology application in the field of environmental biotechnology. It, thus, aims to provide its readers with an authoritative, comprehensive, up-to-date research on the application of biotechnology for environmental monitoring and pollution abatement. Prospective authors are invited to contribute original research articles as well as review articles for this forthcoming special issue.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Biomarkers for environmental pollution monitoring
  • Electrochemical biosensors and the development of new biosensors for environmental monitoring
  • Novel analytical techniques and test methods for environmental (air, water, and solid waste) quality monitoring
  • Biodegradation of pollutants, including organic and inorganic, N, P, K, and S compounds
  • Microbiological aspects of waste treatment: physiology and metabolism, new microbial species (bacteria, fungi, yeast, and algae), enumerating microbial populations in bioreactors, and application of novel microbiology-based approaches
  • Biotechniques to treat emerging pollutants from water, air, and leachate, including endocrine disruptors
  • Development of new biocatalysts and innovative bioreactors for pollution control and biotransformations: membrane bioreactors, microbial fuel cells, and alternative bioreactor configurations, among others
  • Phytoremediation and improved wetland configurations for pollution control
  • Integration of nonbiological processes with bioprocesses
  • Biotransformation of contaminants to biofuels and other valuable products, for example, combustible biomass, syngas fermentation, and biofuels production from waste resources

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 873748
  • - Research Article

Enhancing Ecoefficiency in Shrimp Farming through Interconnected Ponds

Ramón Héctor Barraza-Guardado | José Alfredo Arreola-Lizárraga | ... | Ramón Casillas-Hernández
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 963803
  • - Editorial

Biotechnology in Environmental Monitoring and Pollution Abatement 2015

Kannan Pakshirajan | Eldon R. Rene | Aiyagari Ramesh
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 195879
  • - Research Article

Decolorization of Distillery Spent Wash Using Biopolymer Synthesized by Pseudomonas aeruginosa Isolated from Tannery Effluent

Charles David | M. Arivazhagan | ... | Dhivya Shanmugarajan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 327280
  • - Research Article

Integrated Evaluation of Urban Water Bodies for Pollution Abatement Based on Fuzzy Multicriteria Decision Approach

Sarfraz Hashim | Xie Yuebo | ... | Adila Muhetaer
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 754785
  • - Research Article

Evaluation of Natural Materials as Exogenous Carbon Sources for Biological Treatment of Low Carbon-to-Nitrogen Wastewater

Juan Ramírez-Godínez | Icela Beltrán-Hernández | ... | Gabriela Vázquez-Rodríguez
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 241769
  • - Research Article

Vulnerability Assessment and Application of Bacterial Technology on Urban Rivers for Pollution Eradication

Sarfraz Hashim | Xie Yuebo | ... | Muhammad Saifullah
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 825098
  • - Review Article

The Regulation by Phenolic Compounds of Soil Organic Matter Dynamics under a Changing Environment

Kyungjin Min | Chris Freeman | ... | Sung-Uk Choi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 531015
  • - Research Article

Characteristics of Biological Nitrogen Removal in a Multiple Anoxic and Aerobic Biological Nutrient Removal Process

Huoqing Wang | Yuntao Guan | ... | Guangxue Wu
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