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Microbial Biodegradation and Bioremediation
Dr. Jun Zhu,
University of Arkansas, USA
Dr. Jun Zhu has completed his Ph.D. in Agricultural Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His areas of expertise are Biological systems, bioreactors, physical and chemical processes for animal manure and organic waste treatment and nutrient management, bioremediation, Bioresource recovery and value-added products production from agricultural production wastes, bioconversion, Odor control techniques & applications; livestock manure odorous compounds determination and odor dispersion modeling.Currently he is rendering his services as a Professor, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University of Arkansas
About the Special Issue
Biodegradation and bioremediation are effective technologies to reduce environmental contamination resulting from many human activities. The initial interest was in the fate and persistence of pesticides in soils; however, the field has expanded enormously in recent years to encompass a wide variety of pollutants and a broad array of environmental issues. Moreover, with new technologies and processes debuting constantly, which markedly enhance biodegradation and bioremediation, applications of the newly developed technologies in environmental protection have been increasing in big strides in destruction of organic pollutants by microbes that otherwise may persist at the sites of contamination for years. These biodegradation and bioremediation technologies have led to the cleanup of many polluted water bodies and soils and have spawned the development and establishment of a new bioremediation industry.
This special issue of Archives of Microbiology and Biotechnology will dedicate itself to current development and advances in microbial biodegradation and bioremediation technologies in all aspects of environmental protection and restoration. Articles are sought from basic principles to engineering applications of microbial biodegradation and bioremediation at pilot and full scale. The scope of this special issue may thus consider both research and applications related to the microbiological, chemical, environmental, engineering, and technological aspects of biodegradation and bioremediation. Given the fact that this is a very large and diverse field, it is not the intention of this special issue to cover the entire knowledge base of research and technology development in microbial biodegradation and bioremediation. Therefore, interested authors are invited to submit their scientific work in the following topical areas.
- Fundamental research advancing the understanding of the mechanisms of microbial bioremediation
- Development of new technologies in biodegradation and bioremediation
- Applications of different biodegradation and bioremediation technologies in remedying and restoring polluted waters and soils
- Research and development of industry-specific biodegradation and bioremediation technologies and their applications (e.g., chemical and agricultural industries)
Considering the time needed for the peer review process and revisions, authors who are intended to contribute should submit their work by the end of September. Late submission may be considered but at the discretion of the editor. This special issue is expected to be released by first week of January.