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An Innovative Role of Biofiltration in Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTPs) focuses on identifying the factors that affect biofiltration, such as the hydraulic retention time of the biofiltration system and the type and characteristics of the filter and attached biomass. In addition, sections explain biofiltration and its influence and provide guidelines on how to control certain factors to optimize better operation in pollutant control for wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs). Final sections discuss the microbial ecology of biofiltration and its applications, including the removal of emerging pollutants.
- Covers the microbial ecology of biofiltration
- Includes the modeling of biofiltration
- Presents the design of biofilters, where to start and their monitoring
- Discusses the mechanism of biofiltration
- Describes the controlling and operational factors of biofiltration
Engineers, scientists who require an excellent introduction and basic knowledge to the principles of Environmental Bioremediation Technologies. Different professionals, mangers working or interested in the Environmental Microbiology or Bioremediation field
- Abetment techniques
2. Biological based methods for the removal of VOCs and heavy metals
3. Performance parameters of biofiltration
4. Analysis of product streams in biofilter columns
5. Research status of biofiltration
6. Biofilter media
7. Controlling factors and operation of biofilters
8. Microbial ecology of biofiltration
9. Design and evaluation of open biofilters for the treatment of emerging contaminants
10. Mechanisms of biofiltration
11. Applications of biofiltration
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- © Elsevier 2021
- 1st November 2021
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Maulin P. Shah, Chief Scientist & Head – Industrial Waste Water Research Lab, Division of Applied Microbiology Lab at Enviro Technology Ltd., Ankleshwar, Gujarat, India. His major work involves isolation, screening, identification and Genetic Engineering of high impact of Microbes for the degradation of hazardous materials. He has more than 250 research publication in highly reputed national and international journals. He has edited 17 books with Elsevier in the Chemical Engineering portfolio. Since 2020 Dr. Shah is at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, United States
Chief Scientist & Head – Industrial Waste Water Research Lab, Division of Applied Microbiology Lab at Enviro Technology Ltd., Ankleshwar, Gujarat, India
Susana Rodríguez-Couto (female) got her B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Chemistry (Industrial Chemistry) from the University of Santiago de Compostela in 1992 and her Ph.D. in Chemistry in 1999 from the University of Vigo, obtaining the maximal grade (magna cum laude) and, in addition, she was awarded with the Extraordinary Prize for Doctoral Thesis in Chemistry. She worked as an Associate Professor and an Isidro Parga Pondal Senior Researcher at the University of Vigo (2000-2004), as a Ramón y Cajal Senior Researcher at Rovira i Virgili University (2004-2008) and as an Ikerbasque Research Professor (2009-2019). She has also worked as an Invited Researcher at the Institute from Environmental Biotechnology, Graz University of Technology (Austria) and at the Department of Biological Engineering, University of Minho (Portugal). In 2008, she received the I3 Professor from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Education to the recognition of an outstanding research activity. In March 2021 she is joining LUT School of Engineering Science at Mikkeli, Finland, as a Full Professor in biological water treatment. She has published more than 140 articles in highly reputed international journals (h index 42). She is editor of several journals (3Biotech, Frontiers) and 14 Elsevier books.
Full Professor, LUT University, Mikkeli, Finland
Prof. (Dr.) Jayanta Kumar Biswas is a Professor at Department of Ecological Studies and International Centre for Ecological Engineering, University of Kalyani, West Bengal, India. He obtained M.Sc. in Zoology, M.Phil. in Ecology and Ph.D. for his work on Eco technological management of aquatic systems. His spectrum of research interest and expertise span the following focal areas: ecotoxicology and bioremediation of toxic metal(loid)s; ecological engineering and eco technological remediation of water and soil contaminants; environmental microbiology; Nano biotechnology; dynamics of nutrients and toxic contaminants in water and soil; bio regenerative reclamation of wastewater. A consistent rank holder all through his academic career Professor Biswas received many scholarships, awards and fellowships including Fellow, West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology (FAScT), Fellow, National Environmentalists Association (FNEA), Zoological Society of India (FZSI), Zoological Society, Kolkata (FZS), Senior Scientist Award & Gold Medal (ZSI), Best Research Paper Award (AESA), Outstanding Reviewer Award (Chemosphere (Elsevier) & Environmental Geochemistry and Health (Springer); SRF (ICAR); National Merit Scholarship (MHRD, GoI), etc. He is credited with publishing 130 research papers in international and national journals. He is serving as editorial board member of several international journals of repute, namely Science of the Total Environment (Elsevier); Environmental Geochemistry and Health (Springer); Current Pollution Reports (Springer); Energy & Environment (SAGE). He visited several countries with government travel fellowships, to present research papers and chair scientific sessions in International conferences.
Professor, Department of Ecological Studies and International Centre for Ecological Engineering, University of Kalyani, West Bengal, India
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