Development in Wastewater Treatment Research and Processes

Development in Wastewater Treatment Research and Processes

Removal of Emerging Contaminants from Wastewater through Bio-nanotechnology

1st Edition - September 11, 2021

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  • Editors: Susana Rodriguez-Couto, Maulin Shah, Jayanta Biswas
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323855839
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323900119

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Removal of Emerging Contaminants from Wastewater through Bio-nanotechnology showcases profiles of the nonregulated contaminants termed as “emerging contaminants,” which comprise industrial and household persistent toxic chemicals, pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs), pesticides, surfactants and surfactant residues, plasticizers and industrial additives, manufactured nanomaterials and nanoparticles, microplastics, etc. that are used extensively in everyday life. The occurrence of “emerging contaminants” in wastewater, and their behavior during wastewater treatment and production of drinking water are key issues in the reuse and recycling of water resources. This book focuses on the exploitation of Nano-biotechnology inclusive of the state-of-the-art remediate strategies to degrade/detoxify/stabilize toxic and hazardous contaminants and restore contaminated sites, which is not as comprehensively discussed in the existing titles on similar topics available in the global market. In addition, it discusses the potential environmental and health hazards and ecotoxicity associated with the widespread distribution of emerging contaminants in the water bodies. It also considers the life cycle assessment (LCA) of emerging (micro)-pollutants with suitable case studies from various industrial sources.

Key Features

  • Provides natural and ecofriendly solutions to deal with the problem of pollution
  • Details underlying mechanisms of nanotechnology-associated microbes for the removal of emerging contaminants
  • Describes numerous successful field studies on the application of bio-nanotechnology for eco-restoration of contaminated sites
  • Presents recent advances and challenges in bio-nanotechnology research and applications for sustainable development
  • Provides authoritative contributions on the diverse aspects of bio-nanotechnology by world’s leading experts


Bioengineers, environmental scientists, chemists in academia and corporate research

Table of Contents

  • CHAPTER 1 Nanoadsorbents for scavenging emerging contaminants from wastewater
    CHAPTER 2 Treatment aspect of an emerging pollutant from Pharmaceutical industries using advanced oxidation process: past, current, and future trends
    CHAPTER 3 Membrane bioreactor (MBR) as an advanced wastewater treatment technology for removal of synthetic microplastics
    CHAPTER 4 Strategies to cope with the emerging waste water contaminants through adsorption regimes
    CHAPTER 5 Performances of membrane bioreactor technology for treating domestic wastewater operated at different sludge retention time
    CHAPTER 6 Advances in nanotechnologies of waste water treatment: strategies and emerging opportunities
    CHAPTER 7 Water and wastewater treatment through ozone-based technologies
    CHAPTER 8 Constructed wetland: a promising technology for the treatment of hazardous textile dyes and effluent
    CHAPTER 9 Biogenic nanomaterials: synthesis, characteristics, and recent trends in combating hazardous pollutants (an arising scientific horizon)
    CHAPTER 10 Removal of emerging contaminants from pharmaceutical wastewater through application of bionanotechnology
    CHAPTER 11 Recent advances in pesticides removal using agroindustry based biochar
    CHAPTER 12 Bioremediation – the natural solution
    CHAPTER 13 Detection and removal of pathogenic bacteria from wastewater using various nanoparticles
    CHAPTER 14 Application of TiO2 photocatalysts hybridized with carbonaceous for degradation of pharmaceuticals
    CHAPTER 15 Moving bed biofilm reactor- (MBBR-) based advanced wastewater treatment technology for the removal of emerging contaminants
    CHAPTER 16 An application of bionanotechnology in removal of emerging contaminants from pharmaceutical waste
    CHAPTER 17 Removal of emerging contaminants in water Treatment by an application of nanofiltration and reverse psmosis
    CHAPTER 18 Membrane bioreactor (MBR) as an advanced wastewater treatment technology
    CHAPTER 19 Removal of pesticides from water and wastewater by solar-driven photocatalysis
    CHAPTER 20 Recent applications, reaction mechanism, and future perspective of hybrid ozonation process for water and wastewater treatment
    CHAPTER 21 Removal of emerging contaminants from pharmaceutical waste through application of bio nanotechnology
    CHAPTER 22 Antimicrobial activities of different nanoparticles concerning to wastewater treatment
    CHAPTER 23 Application of nanomaterial in wastewater treatment: recent advances and future perspective
    CHAPTER 24 Photocatalytic removal of emerging contaminants in water and wastewater treatments: a review
    CHAPTER 25 Biologically synthesized nanoparticles for dye removal
    CHAPTER 26 Removal of emerging contaminants in water treatment by nanofiltration and reserve osmosis
    CHAPTER 27 Hybrid bioreactor in combination with ozone-based technologies for industrial wastewater treatment
    CHAPTER 28 Metal organic frameworks (MOFs) in aiding water purification from emerging and ionic contaminants
    CHAPTER 29 Removal of emerging contaminants from wastewater through bionanotechnology

Product details

  • No. of pages: 722
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: September 11, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323855839
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323900119

About the Editors

Susana Rodriguez-Couto

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Full Professor (Biological Water Treatment), Department of Separation Science, LUT School of Engineering Science, LUT University, Finland

Maulin Shah

Dr. Maulin P. Shah is Chief Scientist and Head of the Industrial Waste Water Research Lab, Division of Applied and Environmental Microbiology Lab at Enviro Technology Ltd., Ankleshwar, Gujarat, India. His work focuses on the impact of industrial pollution on the microbial diversity of wastewater following cultivation-dependent and cultivation-independent analysis. His major work involves isolation, screening, identification, and genetically engineering high-impact microbes for the degradation of hazardous materials. His research interests include biological wastewater treatment, environmental microbiology, biodegradation, bioremediation, and phytoremediation of environmental pollutants from industrial wastewaters. He has published more than 250 research papers in national and international journals of repute on various aspects of microbial biodegradation and bioremediation of environmental pollutants. He is the editor of more than 50 books of international repute (Elsevier, Springer, RSC, and CRC Press). He is an active editorial board member in top-rated journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Industrial Waste Water Research Laboratory, Division of Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Gujarat, India

Jayanta Biswas

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Ecological Studies, International Centre for Ecological Engineering, University of Kalyani, Kalyani, West Bengal, India

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