Biofilms represent the natural living style of microbial communities and play a pivotal role in biogeochemical cycles and natural attenuation. Biofilms can be engineered for biodegradation and biotransformation of organic and inorganic contaminants, for both in situ bioremediation and ex situ treatment in bioreactors. This book focuses on microbial biofilms and their potential technological applications for sustainable development. It covers recent advances in biofilm technologies for contaminant remediation coupled to recovery of resources and serves as a complete reference on the science and technology behind biofilm mediated bioremediation and wastewater treatment.

chapter Chapter 1|21 pages

Biofilms in Oil Bioremediation

Advances and Challenges
ByDebdeep Dasgupta, Tapas K. Sengupta

chapter Chapter 2|11 pages

Aerobic Granulation Technology for Wastewater Treatment

ByJoo-Hwa Tay, Saurabh Jyoti Sarma

chapter Chapter 3|23 pages

The EPS Matrix of Aerobic Granular Sludge

ByY.V. Nancharaiah, M. Sarvajith, V.P. Venugopalan

chapter Chapter 4|20 pages

Simultaneous Nitrification, Denitrification, and Phosphorus Removal by Aerobic Granular Sludge

BySheng Chang, Tao Tao, Ping Wu

chapter Chapter 5|34 pages

Biofilm and Granular Sludge Bioreactors for Textile Wastewater Treatment

ByG. Kiran Kumar Reddy, Y.V. Nancharaiah

chapter Chapter 6|25 pages

Selenium Remediation Using Granular and Biofilm Systems

ByLea C. Tan, Joyabrata Mal, Piet N.L. Lens

chapter Chapter 7|26 pages

Role of Extracellular Polymeric Substances (EPS) in Cell Surface Hydrophobicity

ByFeishu Cao, Gilles Guibaud, Isabelle Bourven, Yoan Pechaud, Piet N.L. Lens, Eric D. van Hullebusch

chapter Chapter 8|25 pages

Removal of Pharmaceuticals from Wastewater by Membrane and Biofilm Reactors

ByRaju Sekar, Bharathi Ramalingam, Yun Deng, Qiaoli Feng, Wenwei Li

chapter Chapter 9|28 pages

Bioremediation Approaches for Persistent Organic Pollutants Using Microbial Biofilms

BySudhir K. Shukla, Neelam Kungwani, T. Subba Rao

chapter Chapter 10|18 pages

Bioprocesses for the Treatment of Volatile Organic Compounds

ByTheresa Ugochukwu Ukwamedua, Eric D. van Hullebusch, M. Estefanía López, Manivannan Sethurajan, Eldon R. Rene

chapter Chapter 11|13 pages

Bio- and Phytoremediation of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Stormwater Containment Systems and Soil

ByAlisha Y. Chan, Birthe V. Kjellerup

chapter Chapter 12|17 pages

Emerging Trends in Bioremediation of Explosive Industry Wastewater

ByS. Mary Celin, Anchita Kalsi, Pallavi Bhanot, Ila Chauhan, Pritam Sangwan

chapter Chapter 13|14 pages

Electrocatalytic Biofilm (ECB)

Functional Role in Energy and Product Valorization
ByJ. Shanthi Sravan, Sulogna Chatterjee, Manupati Hemalatha, S. Venkata Mohan

chapter Chapter 14|12 pages

Titania Nanoparticles Biofilm Formation in Environment Bacteria

A Possible Defense Mechanism
ByJyoti Kumari, Ankita Mathur, N. Chandrasekaran, Amitava Mukherjee