Environmental Water

Advances in Treatment, Remediation and Recycling


  • V.K. Gupta, Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India
  • Imran Ali, Department of Chemistry, Jamia Millia Islamia (Central University), Jamia Nagar, New Delhi, India

The world is facing a drinking water crisis. Besides continuous population growth, uneven distribution of water resources and periodic droughts have forced scientists to search for new and effective water treatment, remediation and recycling technologies. Therefore, there is a great need for the development of suitable, inexpensive and rapid wastewater treatment and reuse or conservation methods. This title discusses different types of wastewater treatment, remediation and recycling techniques, like adsorption, membrane filtration and reverse osmosis. It also provides guidance for the selection of the appropriate technologies or their combinations for specific applications so that one can select the exact and accurate technology without any problem. The book comprises detailed discussion on the application of various technologies for water treatment, remediation and recycling technologies and provides an update on the development in water treatment, detailed analysis of their features and economic analysis, bridging the current existing information gap. Each chapter is also documented by references and updated citations.
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researchers including chemists, civil engineers, environmentalists, medical practitioners, pharmaceutical industries, agrochemical industries and other chemical laboratories for both routine and research analysis


Book information

  • Published: October 2012
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-59399-3

Table of Contents

About the Authors
1. Introduction
2. Water Treatment for Inorganic Pollutants by Adsorption Technology
3. Water Treatment for Organic Pollutants by Adsorption Technology
4. Water Treatment by Reverse Osmosis Method
5. Water Treatment by Membrane Filtration Techniques
6. Water Treatment by Electrical Technologies
7. Wastewater Treatment by Biological Methods
8. Perspectives of Water Treatment, Remediation and Recycling