This contributed volume sheds new light on waste management and the production of biofuels. The authors share insights into microbial applications to meet the challenges of environmental pollution and the ever- growing need for renewable energy. They also explain how healthy and balanced ecosystems can be created and maintained using strategies ranging from oil biodegration and detoxification of azo dyes to biofouling. In addition, the book illustrates how the metabolic abilities of microorganisms can be used in microbial fuel-cell technologies or for the production of biohydrogen. It inspires young researchers and experienced scientists in the field of microbiology to explore the application of green biotechnology for bioremediation and the production of energy, which will be one of the central topics for future generations.
A. Bioremediation 1) Phycoremediation: An eco-friendly approach to solve water pollution problem Bala Kiran*, Kratika Pathak, Ritunesh Kumar, and Devendra Deshmukh 2) Microbial conversion of waste and surplus materials into high-value added products: The case of biosurfactants Constantina Kourmentza*, Filomena Freitas, Vitor Alves, and Maria A.M. Reis 3) Oil biodegradation Bhagwan Rekadwad, and Chandrahasya Khobragade 4) Bacterial decolourization, degradation and detoxification of azo dyes: an ecofriendly approach Shweta Agrawal, Devayani Tipre, Bhavesh Patel and Shailesh Dave 5) Biological significance of degradation of polyhydroxyalkanoates Subhashree Ray*, Vipin Chandra Kalia 6) Microbial Biofouling: A possible solution to treat harmful microorganisms in ship ballast water Bhagwan Rekadwad*, and Chandrahas Khobragade B. Bioenergy 7) Xylanase- from paper to fuel Gopalakrishnan Menon and Sumitra Datta 8) Microbial Fuel Cell technology: Technical challenges and Economic fusibility Soumya Pandit, Kuppam Chandrasekhar*, Ramesh Kakarla, Abudukeremu Kadier, and Velpuri Jeevitha 9) Biohydrogen production: Integrated approaches to improve the process efficiency Kuppam Chandrasekhar*, Soumya Pandit, Abudukeremu Kadier, Dasagrandhi Chakradhar, and Velpuri Jeevitha 10) Valorization of olive mill by-products towards sustainable biofuels and bio-based products Constantina Kourmentza*, Eleni Koutra, Nikolaos Venetsaneas, and Michael Kornaros 11) Algal biotechnology: the potential future fuel and prospects Ramesh Kakarla, Kuppam Chandrasekhar* Soumya Pandit, Abudukeremu Kadier, and Velpuri Jeevitha C. Future perspectives 12) New Generation DNA Sequencing (NGS): Mining for genes and the potential of extremophiles Bhagwan Rekadwad, Juan M Gonzalez* 13) Impact of Next Generation Sequencing technology in plant microbe interaction study Archana Kumari*, Samson Sumer, Bharati Jalan, Pyniarlang Lyngdoh Nongbri, and Mostaque Ahmed Laskar 14) An overview of Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies to study the Molecular Diversity of Genome Mohinudeen c, Manoharan Melvin Joe*, Abitha Benson, Sa Tongmin 15) Marine polyextremophiles and their biotechnological applications Bhagwan Rekadwad, Chandrahasya Khobragade