Heavy Metals: Sources, Toxicity and Remediation Techniques


Deepak Pathania (Editor)
Department of Environmental Sciences, Central University of Jammu, Bagla (Rahya-Suchani), Distt Samba, Jammu & Kashmir, India
Professor & Head, School of Chemistry, Shoolini University, Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India

Series: Materials Science and Technologies
BISAC: TEC021000

This book is concerned with heavy metals, which are considered to be the most hazardous pollutants present in the water system. Heavy metals are extensively studied and their effects on human health are reviewed here. Although several adverse health effects of heavy metals are known for a long time, exposure to heavy metals continues and is even increasing in some parts of the world. This books deals with the source of heavy metals in the environment and possible mitigation measures for metal recovery. The technology available for the detection of heavy metals and the latest remediation techniques are also discussed in detail. In this way, the book also addresses general background to polymers and their composite materials for removal of specific toxic heavy metals from waste water. The different adsorption isotherm models and adsorption mechanism using biosorption methods are also described. The widespread applications of low-value agricultural products, ion-exchange, coagulation, precipitation, flocculation, ultra-filtration and electrochemical methods are mentioned.

The book reviews the essential issues and will be of interest to academicians, research scholars and industries. It will be the precious resource for all undergraduate and postgraduate students at institutes and universities.
(Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Chapter 1. Mercury: Sources, Toxicity and Remediation
Mohammad A. K. Khan and Zia Mahmood Siddiqi (Department of General Studies, Jubail University College, Jubail Industrial City, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)

Chapter 2. Overview of Polymer Composites for Heavy Metal Removal
E. Vunain, A. K. Mishra and B. B. Mamba (Nanotechnology and Water sustainability Research Unit, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, University of South Africa, Florida Campus, Johannesburg, South Africa)

Chapter 3. Mining and Mineral Processing as Heavy Metals Pollution Source
Marinela Panayotova (University of Mining and Geology, Department of Chemistry, Sofia, Bulgaria)

Chapter 4. Heavy Metals in the Environment: Fate, Transport, Toxicity and Remediation Technologies
Pavan Kumar Gautam, Ravindra Kumar Gautam, Sushmita Banerjee, M. C. Chattopadhyaya, and J. D. Pandey (Department of Chemistry, University of Allahabad, Allahabad, India)

Chapter 5. Biosorption of Heavy Metals
Ibrahim Ismail, and Tarek Moustafa (Director of Renewable Energy Engineering Program, University of Science and Technology, Zewail City, Giza, Egypt, and others)

Chapter 6. Toxicity and Advanced Detection Strategy of Heavy Metals
Debabrata Nandi and Arjun Maity (Department of Civil and Chemical Engineering, University of South Africa (UNISA), South Africa, and others)

Chapter 7. The Effect of Heavy Metals Pollution, Sources and Remedial Measure Technique
Vaneet Kumar, Rakesh Kumar, Saruchi & Deepak Pathania (Environmental Chemistry Lab, Department of Chemistry, CT Group of Institution Jalandhar, India, and others)

Chapter 8. Dubinin-Radushkevich (DR) Isotherm Studies of Equilibrium Sorption of Metal Ions onto Phosphoric Acid Modified Rice-Husk
Mu. Naushad, Gaurav Sharma, Ala’a H. Al-Muhtaseb, and Rubia Z. Gaur (Advanced Materials Research Chair, Department of Chemistry, College of Science, King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and others)

Chapter 9. Uranium in Water: Sources, Toxicities and Remediation
Prabodha Kumar Meher, Prerna Sharma, Akash Khare, and Kaushala Prasad Mishra (Division of Life Sciences, Research Centre, Nehru Gram Bharati University, Allahabad, India, and others)

Chapter 10. Sludge Ash for the Remediation of Water Laden with Cu(II) and Pb(II)
Muaz Zakaria, Muhammad Abbas Ahmad Zaini and Mohd. Azizi Che Yunus (Centre of Lipids Engineering and Applied Research (CLEAR), Ibnu Sina Institute for Scientific and Industrial Research (ISI-SIR), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Malaysia)

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