COVID-19 in the Environment

COVID-19 in the Environment

Impact, Concerns, and Management of Coronavirus

1st Edition - September 22, 2021

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  • Editors: Deepak Rawtani, Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain, Nitasha Khatri
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323902724
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323902731

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COVID-19 in the Environment: Impact, Concerns, and Management of Coronavirus highlights the research and technology addressing COVID-19 in the environment, including the associated fate, transport, and disposal. It examines the impacts of the virus at local, national, and global levels, including both positive and negative environmental impacts and techniques for assessing and managing them. Utilizing case studies, it also presents examples of various issues around handling these impacts, as well as policies and strategies being developed as a result. Organized into six parts, COVID-19 in the Environment begins by presenting the nature of the virus and its transmission in various environmental media, as well as models for reducing the transmission. Section 2 describes methods for monitoring and detecting the virus, whereas Sections 3, 4, and 5 go on to examine the socio-economic impact, the environmental impact and risk, and the waste management impact, respectively. Finally, Section 6 explores the environmental policies and strategies that have comes as a result of COVID-19, the implications for climate change, and what the long-term effects will be on environmental sustainability.

Key Features

  • Examines the fate, transport, and management of COVID-19 and COVID-19 related waste in the environment
  • Explores a variety of issues related to the environmental handling and impacts of COVID-19, particularly utilizing case studies
  • Offers tools and techniques for assessing real-time environmental issues related to COVID-19


Researchers, practitioners, and policymakers in environmental management, waste, and environmental health

Table of Contents

  • Part 1. Transmission of COVID-19 in Environment
    1. Introduction to COVID-19
    2. SARS-CoV-2 and the wastewater environment
    3. Role of environmental factors in transmission of COVID-19

    Part 2. Monitoring and Analysis of COVID-19 in Environment
    4. Sampling and analytical techniques for COVID-19
    5. Sensor-based techniques for detection of COVID-19
    6. Modern digital techniques for monitoring and analysis
    7. Challenges and future aspects of COVID-19 monitoring and detection

    Part 3. Impact of COVID-19 on Socio-Economic Environment
    8.  Socio-economic impact of COVID-19
    9. Impact of COVID-19 on Industries

    Part 4. Environmental Impact and Risk Management of COVID-19
    10. Environmental Impact of COVID-19
    11. Risk Management of COVID-19
    12.  Case studies on COVID-19 and environment

    Part 5. Waste Management of COVID-19
    13. Impact of waste generated due to COVID-19
    14.  Management of COVID-19 waste

    Part 6. COVID-19: A Burden or Relief for Environment
    15. Environmental policies and strategies for COVID-19
    16. Environmental implications of pandemic on climate
    17. COVID-19 Boon or Bane: A case study of Air pollutant transport in the Yangtze River Delta region and its consequent health effects during the COVID-19 lockdown period

Product details

  • No. of pages: 368
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: September 22, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323902724
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323902731

About the Editors

Deepak Rawtani

Deepak Rawtani, Ph.D., C. Eng, is an Associate Professor and Associate Dean at the School of Pharmacy, National Forensic Sciences University, Gandhinagar, India. His research is focused on forensic nanobiotechnology with a special emphasis on DNA‐nanoparticle interaction and functionalization of halloysite nanotubes for enzyme immobilization, drug delivery, and environmental applications. He is the author of more than 55 scientific papers as well as handbooks in his research domain.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor and Associate Dean, School of Pharmacy, National Forensic Sciences University (Ministry of Home Affairs), Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India

Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain

Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain, PhD, is an Adjunct Professor and Director of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences Laboratories in the Department of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, USA. His research is focused on the applications of nanotechnology and advanced materials, environmental management, analytical chemistry, and various industries. Dr. Hussain is the author of numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals and prolific author and editor of approximately 70 books, scientific monographs, and handbooks in his research areas.

Affiliations and Expertise

Adjunct Professor, Academic Advisor and Lab Director, Department of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, USA

Nitasha Khatri

Nitasha Khatri is a Senior Scientific Officer and Head of Laboratory at Gujarat Environment Management Institute, India. She has 15 years of experience in the field of environmental sciences with water, air, and soil pollution studies. She has been actively contributing to the field of rural environment studies and water monitoring studies, including rivers, lakes, and sewage.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Scientific Officer & Head of Laboratory, Gujarat Environment Management Institute (GEMI), Forest and Environment Department Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India

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