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Microbial Technology for Sustainable E-waste Management

Microbial Technology for Sustainable E-waste Management [electronic resource] / edited by Prasenjit Debbarma, Saurabh Kumar, Deep Chandra Suyal, Ravindra Soni.
1st ed. 2023.
Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2023.
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1 online resource (IX, 352 p.) 48 illus., 33 illus. in color.
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This book, besides discussing challenges and opportunities, will reveal the microbe-metal interactions and strategies for e-waste remediation in different ecosystems. It will unveil the recent biotechnological advancement and microbiological approach to sustainable biorecycling of e-waste such as bioleaching for heavy metal extraction, valorization of precious metal, biodegradation of e-plastic, the role of the diverse microbial community in e-waste remediation, genetically engineered microbes for e-waste management, the importance of microbial exopolysaccharides in metal biosorption, next-generation technologies, omics-based technologies etc. It also holds the promise to discuss the conservation, utilization and cataloging indigenous microbes in e-waste-polluted niches and promising hybrid technology for sustainable e-waste management. Revolution in the area of information technology and communication is constantly evolving due to scientific research and development. Concurrently, the production of new electrical and electronic equipment also thus uplifting in this era of revolution. These technological advancements certainly have problematic consequences which is the rise of huge amounts of electronic obsoletes or electronic waste (e-waste). Improper management of both hazardous and nonhazardous substances of e-waste led to a major concern in our digital society and environment. Therefore, a sustainable approach including microbial candidates to tackle e-waste is the need of the hour. Nevertheless, the continuous demand for new-generation gadgets and electronics set this high-tech evolution to a new frontier in the last few years. With this continuing trend of technological development, e-waste is expanding exponentially worldwide. In the year of 2019, the worldwide generation of e-waste was approximately 53.6 Mt, of which only about 17.4% of e-waste was collected and recycled, and the other 82.6% was not even documented. E-waste contains various heterogeneous waste complexes such as metals (60%), blends of many polymers (30%) and halogenated compounds, radioactive elements and other pollutants (10%), respectively. The sustainable, efficient, and economic management of e-waste is thus, a challenging task today and in the coming decades. Conventional techniques such as the use of chemicals, incineration and informal ways of e-waste dismantling trigger serious health risks and contamination to the human population and environment, respectively due to the liberation of toxic and hazardous substances from the waste. In this context, bio-candidates especially microorganisms could be sharp-edged biological recycling tools to manage e-waste sustainably. As microbes are omnipresent and diverse in their physiology and functional aspects, they offer a wide range of bioremediation.
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Chapter 1:Current scenario on conventional and modern approaches towards eco-friendly E-waste management
Chapter 2:Electronic waste and their management strategies
Chapter 3:E-waste management practices in India: challenges and approaches
Chapter 4:Bioleaching for heavy metal extraction from E-waste: a sustainable approach
Chapter 5:Bioremediation strategies for sustainable E-waste management
Chapter 6:Challenges and approaches in E-waste management
Chapter 7:Bioremediation: A sustainable way for E-waste management
Chapter 8:Role of bacteria for the recovery of precious metals from e-waste
Chapter 9:Importance of microorganisms in metal recovery from E-waste
Chapter 10:Bioleaching: A sustainable resource recovery strategy for urban mining of E-waste
Chapter 11:Microbial biodegradation of e-plastic in diverse ecosystem
Chapter 12:Metal bioleaching from E-waste using fungal communities
Chapter 13:Association of algae to water pollution and waste water treatment
Chapter 14:E-waste and its management by using algae
Chapter 15:Bioremediation of e-waste through microbial exopolysaccharides: A perspective
Chapter 16:Genetically modified microbes in e-waste management: a perspective
Chapter 17:Recent trends in bio-mining microorganisms for solid waste management
Chapter 18:Plant-bacteria interaction in the recovery of metals from electronic waste
Chapter 19:E-waste management: prospects and strategies
Chapter 20:Role of biotechnological approaches for the valorization of precious metals from E-waste
Chapter 21:A summary of the role of microorganisms in waste management.

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