Advanced Biodegradation Technologies for Environmental Pollutants

A special issue of Processes (ISSN 2227-9717). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental and Green Processes".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 July 2024 | Viewed by 201

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Course of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Division of Sustainable and Environmental Engineering, Muroran Institute of Technology, Muroran 050-8585, Hokkaido, Japan
Interests: applied microorganisms; bioplastic production using biomass and toxic compounds; biodegradation of toxic compounds and bioplastics; bioremediation; health-functional substance production; medium-chain fatty acids’ production
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Dear Colleagues,

The modern ecosystem is in critical condition due to the anthropogenic activity of environmental pollutant releases. In the environment, environmental pollutants include synthetic pesticides, herbicides, petroleum, textile wastewater, heavy metals, xenobiotic compounds, polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons, volatile organic compounds, plastics, and industrial pollutants. The scientific community has developed many techniques to remediate toxic compounds from the environment. However, day by day, high amounts of toxic compounds are emerging. Microbial bioremediation of toxic compounds can reduce the risk of pollutants entering the environment. Biodegradation is a biological process that utilizes natural microbial populations to rapidly eliminate toxic compounds from soil and water streams. Thus, the contribution of microbes to cleaning the environment has been successfully determined. The microorganisms maintain a clean and green environment. Countless studies have been reported about toxic compound degradation using microorganisms. This Special Issue provides valuable information on technologies based upon the use of biological agents, including bacteria, fungi, and plants, for environmental cleanup. The combination of strategies helps efficiently remove pollutants generated from anthropogenic activities with minimal environmental impact. In addition, interest in the bioremediation of toxic compounds to find sustainable ways for environmental cleanup has increased in recent years. Advanced biodegradation technology will undoubtedly accelerate the development of bioremediation technologies for cleaning recalcitrants in the coming years and provide recent knowledge and approaches to the biodegradation of environmental pollutants. The expansive coverage of this Special Issue will give readers a wide range of options for developing biological treatment strategies for environmental pollutants.

This Special Issue, entitled “Advanced Biodegradation Technologies for Environmental Pollutants”, aims to report recent advances in the development of biodegradation technology for environmental pollutants.

Prof. Dr. Young-Cheol Chang
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  • bioremediation
  • biodegradation
  • biosorption
  • xenobiotic compounds
  • heavy metals
  • enhanced microbiological treatment using genetic engineering
  • genomic, metagenomic, proteomic, and bioinformatic analyses
  • phytoremediation
  • bacterial community analysis
  • nanomaterial-assisted biodegradation

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