New Horizons in Wastewaters Management: Emerging Monitoring and Remediation Strategies


Series: Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology
BISAC: SCI026000

In the past few years, there has been a considerable increase in the number of new and emerging pollutants in the limited water resources around the world, posing a serious threat to human health and the ecosystems. These pollutants, which are also referred to as new chemicals without regulatory status, are poorly understood and therefore not properly monitored or effectively removed from wastewater using conventional methods. Relevant topics addressing these challenges are presented in this book containing 12 chapters, which are consequently divided into two sections (Section 1: Pollutants in Wastewater and Section 2: Wastewater Remediation Strategies).

The first section provides a systematic review of recent detection methods suitable for the rapid and accurate identification of some emerging pollutants from wastewater. Further development in the book fairly complement the first part by providing solutions for the removal of the emerging pollutants from wastewater and restoration of usable water; innovative approaches encompassing inter-disciplinary processes supported by sustainable technologies are therefore the focus of the second part of the book. The enhancement of bioreactor systems with consideration of volumetric organic loads, membrane configurations and reactor types has been highlighted by authors as strategies to ensure increased biomass proliferation, high effluent production rates and high quality effluents.

The development of smart materials for pollutants removal from wastewater being a promising trend for remediation of water pollution, could not be ignored in this book, which aims to emphasize on the latest sustainable and effective technologies. This has been taken care in a few chapters which explore the synthesis of nanocomposite for various applications; in one, the synthesis of nanocomposite hydrogels (NCHs) has been contemplated to produce adsorbents with improved thermomechanical, electrical, optical, swelling properties and adsorption capacity contrasted with the traditional polymeric hydrogel; while a separate chapter covers a brilliant approach consisting to combine nanoparticles, carbon nanotubes and organic polymers to develop effective antimicrobial compounds with the potential to exhibit microbicidal activities against bacteria and fungi.

The ability to predict and assess the performance of the treatment process is very important to ensure that the system remains effective. This is the topic of two chapters that cover the use of models to predict the feasibility of reactions and the structural suitability of adsorbents. The book therefore covers a complete set of information for an inter-disciplinary approach to wastewater monitoring and treatment.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Part 1: Pollutants in Wastewater

Chapter 1. Spectroscopic Determination and Evaluation of Rare Earth Elements in Electronic Waste and Wastewater

Chapter 2. Solid Phase Isolation of Selected Benzodiazepines in Wastewater Samples

Chapter 3. Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Pollutants from Different Land Use/Land Cover Types of the Bottellary River Catchment

Chapter 4. Improved Electro-Analytical Sensing of Benzodiazepines in Wastewater Samples

Part 2. Wastewater Remediation Strategies

Chapter 5. Hydrogel Nanocomposites: Innovations in Nanotechnology for Water Treatment

Chapter 6. Nanoparticle-Biopolymer Antimicrobial Compounds as Sustainable Option for Wastewater Treatment

Chapter 7. Stoichiometric and Thermodynamic Analysis: Implications in Bioremediation

Chapter 8. High Rate Anaerobic Treatment of Poultry Slaughterhouse Wastewater (PSW)

Chapter 9. Estimation of Framework Structures of Clinoptilolite for Water Pollution Remediation Using Neural Network

Chapter 10. Enhanced Removal of Direct Red 81 Dye From Synthetic Wastewater Using Ball-Milled Magnesia

Chapter 11. Application of Ceramic Filters for Water Remediation in Ditera

Chapter 12. Membrane Bioreactor Technologies in Waste Water Treatment

Additional Information

Keywords: Wastewater treatment, antimicrobial compounds, nanotechnology, adsorption, pharmaceutical pollutants, solid phase isolation, nanomaterials, electro-analytical sensing, bioremediation, membrane bioreactor, water pollution patterns

Audience: Researchers, postgraduates and undergraduate students, Environmentalists, regulatory bodies, municipalities, mining companies, manufacturing companies, consulting companies, water treatment and supply companies, textile, companies, pharmaceutical companies and international professional societies.

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