Cyanoremediation: A clean and green approach toward the sustainable environment

Subhasish Dutta, Debojit Ghosh, Arunima Lahiri, Sourish Chakraborty, Soumya Pandit

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3 Scopus citations


Bioremediation is considered to be a less expensive and effective alternative to the physicochemical methods for degrading the chemical pesticides or industrial effluents. Several microorganisms are capable of degrading harmful chemical pesticides, i.e., bacteria, actinomycetes, fungi, as well as cyanobacteria. However, the main advantage of using cyanobacteria is its ability to sustain in harsh environments and making the environment clean. Also, their phototropic nature, mastery of nitrogen fixation, and capability to produce bioenergy makes them a potential candidate for the sustainable future. Some possible cyanobacterial genera like nostoc, spirulina, anabaena, etc., have been reported to have the ability of toleration and degradation of various types of herbicides and toxic pollutants of the marine ecosystem. This chapter will focus on different cyanoremediation aspects of the agroecosystem, radioactive compounds, heavy metals, wastewater effluents, etc. Future scope concerning energy generation will also be highlighted.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDevelopment in Wastewater Treatment Research and Processes
Subtitle of host publicationMicrobial Degradation of Xenobiotics through Bacterial and Fungal Approach
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9780323858397
ISBN (Print)9780323897938
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • Bioremediation
  • Cyanobacteria
  • Ecosystem
  • Pollution
  • Sustainable

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Immunology and Microbiology


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