An Integrated Approach to Reviving Aquatic Ecosystems: An Alternative to Generate Green Energy

By Sarvesh Kumar Srivastava and Namrata Joshi.

Published by The Sustainability Collection

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All developing nations, especially of South Asia, are undergoing heavy industrialization and population explosion. This in turn is having detrimental effects on the major water bodies along which their major cities thrive. High BOD content, low Dissolved Oxygen levels, heavy metal contamination, loss of existing flora and fauna are some of the major challenges to be taken care of. However, along with growing economies, ever increasing crude oil prices and industrial demand, governments are not being able to handle the situation tactfully.
Thus, an integrated approach has been designed which will not only reduce the pollution in such major rivers of these countries but also, allow them to feasibly venture into production of green fuels like Bio-diesel, Bio-ethanol and Biogas along with cost effective metal extraction and recycling of nearly all organic waste. This will not only revive the aquatic ecosystem but because of generation of biofuels, will result in lower emission of green house gases. Not to mention, a great boon to a nation who solely thrives on crude oil. Thus, by combining various biological and chemical processes sequentially, an effective model has been developed no clean environment, add aesthetic beauty and all that along with a profitable venture of green fuels.

Keywords: Aquatic System Revival, Green Technology, Heavy Metal Remediation, Economic Boost, South Asian Nations

The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp.293-300. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.539MB).

Sarvesh Kumar Srivastava

Undergraduate Student and Researcher, Department of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, Jaypee University of Information Technology, Kanpur, India

Being a science grad I personally believe it should be used in upliftment and betterment of the society and environment. My works include full-length researches based on bioremediation & biodegradation along with Phytochemical and antioxidant analysis of plants. Also, I’ve worked on Natural dyes and its potential usages (work certified for patenting by Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur). Also, recently I’ve diverted my attention on Green fuel production technologies with their socio-economic impacts. Currently we are working on Sustainable Bio-fuel production in low economy regions. I am keenly interested application of integrated technologies for environmental remediation along with economic advantages, to that it turns out to be a successful model. An internationally recognized poet, reading and writing are one of the many hobbies I relish.

Namrata Joshi

Undergraduate Student and Researcher, Department of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, Jaypee University of Information Technology, New Delhi, India

An enthusiastic environmental science student, my works aim towards sustaining polluted ecosystems. Working with various industries, I learn their Quality Control Dynamics and Practical Problems. Applied biotechnology, especially for recalcitrant soil pollutants is current research area. My interest is focused around revival of polluted ecosystems and Alternative fuel technologies as both provide untapped potential for applied microbiology. Also, socio-cultural aspects and bioethics are other areas where I learn and try to integrate the core research results into a viable and acceptable model for developing economies. My hobbies include sculpturing and attending workshops to upgrade my knowledge.


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