Contents: Preface. 1. Microalgae mediated remediation of waste water/S.K. Goyal. 2. Suitability of algal variables for bioremediation of industrial effluents containing heavy metals/Rani Gupta. 3. Abatement of metal(s) pollution by microorganisms/Sheela Srivastava, Renu Bhagat, Upma Gulati, Deepa Saxena and Parul Singh. 4. Microbes in extreme environments and their potential uses in industrial effluent treatment/S.M. Noorwez and T. Satyanarayana. 5. Role of microbes in remediation of industrial effluents/Rajni Gupta and K.G. Mukerji. 6. Microbial potential in bioremediation of industrial effluents/Rajni Gupta and K.G. Mukerji. 7. Piriformospora indica: a plant stimulator and Pathogen Inhibitor Arbuscular Mycorrhiza-like fungus/A. Varma, Archana Singh, Sudha, N.S. Sahay, M. Kumari, K. Bharti, A.K. Sarbhoy, W. Maier, M.H. Walter, D. Strack, P. Franken, Anjana Singh, Rajani Malla and Thomas Hurek. 8. Operon mediated resistance to Mercury and organomercurials in bacteria/Arif Ali, Imtiyaz Murtaza, Subhash C. Misra and Girish Sharma. 9. Molecular mechanism of chlorinated pesticide(s) degradation in microbial systems/Surendar Kumar. 10. Microbial degradation of the Poly Chlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) present in the environment: a critical appraisal/Jaishree Paul. 11. Removal and recovery of Chromium from Aqueous Solution and industrial effluents by microorganisms and other non-conventional biosorbents/D.K. Markandey, S.K. Maiti, S.D. Makhijani and N. Rajvaidya Markandey. 12. Environmental terms, associated laws and their description/Firoj Akhtar, N. Rajvaidya Markandey, Jagdish, D.K. Markandey, S.K. Maiti and S.D. Makhijani. Index.
"Other than municipalities, various industries disposing off the industrial effluents are the worst polluters of the aquatic resources. The increasing use of fresh water as raw material in various industrial applications has also accelerated the demand for high quality drinking water.
It is of utmost importance, hence, to prevent the pollution of aquatic resources by all possible means to control its quality from further deterioration. Applying microorganisms for industrial pollution control is an area of interest all over the world. To-day environmentalists are greatly concerned about the sustainable development and pollution control for restoration of wholesomeness of natural resources and to maintain ecological balance. Various treatment technologies in different combinations of physical, chemical and biological methods are in use to treat the industrial effluents of different origin. In the present volume, various microbiological methods and the possible solutions for treatment and remediation of the effluents of different nature are described and discussed at length."