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Emerging and Nanomaterial Contaminants in Wastewater - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128146736, 9780128146743

Emerging and Nanomaterial Contaminants in Wastewater

1st Edition

Advanced Treatment Technologies

Editors: Ajay Kumar Mishra Hossain Anawar Nadjib Drouiche
Paperback ISBN: 9780128146736
eBook ISBN: 9780128146743
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 25th October 2019
Page Count: 378
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Emerging and Nanomaterial Contaminants in Wastewater: Advanced Treatment Technologies describes the state-of-the-art of remediation technologies, such as those involving nanotechnology, filtration devices (e.g. membranes), strategies involving adsorption and precipitation processes, development of new sorbents, nanosorbents, biosorbents, green technology, bio-electrokinetics, degradation of pollutants, advanced oxidative process, oxidative electrochemical and photocatalytic processes, catalytic degradation, and emerging hybrid technologies, such as photocatalyst membrane photoreactors using TiO2. Scientists and researchers in academia and industry will benefit from this comprehensive resource on the fundamental science behind the mechanisms at which wastewater sources can be purified from emerging contaminants.

Key Features

  • Provides a fundamental understanding of emerging contaminants to help readers select appropriate remediation technologies
  • Discusses, in detail, new and advanced green technologies that remove emerging contaminants from wastewater
  • Shows how to ensure water quality and save public health by protecting water resources from contaminants


(Post)-graduate students, researchers in academia and industry in chemical engineering and environmental science working on water and wastewater treatment

Table of Contents

Part 1: General Overview
1. What are the current emerging contaminants, types of nanomaterials, synthesis processes and reactors development?
Ajay Mishra
2. An overview of treatment technologies for the removal of emerging and nanomaterials contaminants from municipal and industrial wastewater
Sangeeta Adhikari and Ajay Mishra

Part 2: Green Technology
3. Transport and fate of the emerging compounds and their by-products in water environment, and their toxicity level: removal by natural process of flocculation, agglomeration, precipitation, colloid formation and sedimentation
Hossein Md Anawar
4. Long-term performance and feasibility of using constructed wetlands for treatment of emerging and nanomaterial (ENM) contaminants in municipal and industrial wastewater
Hossein Md Anawar and Md Zabed Hossain
5. Synthesis of biosorbents from natural/agricultural wastes and sustainable green technology for treatment of metallic nanoparticle in municipal and industrial wastewater
Hossein Md Anawar and Md Zabed Hossain

Part 3: Individual Processes
6. Comparison of different nano processes and natural adsorbents such as red mud, steel slag, fly ashes and industrial waste for treating wastewaters laden with metallic nanomaterial contaminants
Hossein Md Anawar
7. Composite membranes for removal of emerging organic pollutants and potentially toxic metals from wastewater
Ramamoorthy Malaisamy
8. Advanced oxidation methods such as UV, Ozonation and Fenton Oxidation for the removal of emerging organic contaminants from wastewater
Nadjib Drouiche
9. Destruction of recalcitrant nanomaterials contaminants in industrial wastewater
Dinesh Kumar
10. Removal of emerging pollutants from water through adsorption onto carbon-based materials
Ana Lea Cukierman
11. Nanomaterial-based treatment technologies for remediation of emerging organic pollutants and heavy metals in wastewater
Amiya Pritam

Part 4: Combined Processes
12. Membrane bioreactor and nanofiltration hybrid system for treatment of municipal and industrial wastewater: performance assessment and hydrodynamic analysis
Ramamoorthy Malaisamy
13. Treatment of nanomaterial contaminants in industrial and municipal wastewater by conventional filtration, nanofiltration and reverse osmosis membrane techniques
Konstantinos V. Plakas and A.J. Karabelas
14. Different polymer-based nanosized engineering material adsorbents and catalyst for treating wastewaters containing inorganic and organic nanomaterial contaminants
Hossein Md Anawar
15. Treatment of nanomaterials contaminants in wastewater by solar photocatalysis using low TiO2 concentrations, hydrogen peroxide, ferrate(VI) or nanoporous ZnO
Nadjib Drouiche
16. Combined electrochemical advanced oxidation and enzymatic process for treatment of wastewater containing emerging organic contaminants
Hossein Md Anawar and Golam Ahmed

Part 5: Conclusion
17. Case studies focusing on the most successful advanced methods/approach for the treatment of nanomaterials in wastewater
Amiya Pritam and Ajay Mishra
18. Removal of emerging contaminates from wastewater through individual and combination of different methods: comparative removal efficiency
Nadjib Drouiche


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About the Editors

Ajay Kumar Mishra

Ajay Kumar Mishra

Prof. Ajay Kumar Mishra is a Research Professor in the Nanotechnology and Water Sustainability Research Unit at the University of South Africa. He obtained a B.Sc. in chemistry and a Ph.D. in bio-inorganic chemistry. His primary research interests are in nanoscience and nanotechnology, materials science, polymers, composites / nanocomposites, and water research. He is the editor of several books and published over 160 articles in international scientific journals. Prof Mishra currently awarded as Fellow and chartered scientist at a royal society of chemistry, UK

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Professor, Nanotechnology and Water Sustainability (NanoWS) Research Unit, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, University of South Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa

Hossain Anawar

Hossain Anawar

Dr. Hossain Md Anawar has a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Chemistry, a Master of Science in Environmental Chemistry, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Biogeochemistry and Environmental Science. His current area of research is environmental chemistry, biogeochemistry and water quality. He is currently Visiting Associate with Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. He is co-author of two books and contributed to four other books. He published 58 articles in international peer reviewed scientific journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Environmental Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

Nadjib Drouiche

Nadjib Drouiche

Dr. Nadjib Drouiche is the Head of Environmental Team, Centre de Recherche en Technologie des Semi-conducteurs pour l’Energétique in Algeria. He holds a Ph.D. degree in environmental engineering. His research interests encompass desalination, wastewater treatment by membranes, and recovery of byproducts resulting from treatment of PV wastewater and cutting oil used for manufacturing of wafers. He was awarded TWAS-ARO YAS Prize 2012 for Sustainable Management of Water Resources in the Arab Region. He published over 80 articles in international scientific journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Centre de Rechercheen Technologie des Semi-conducteurs pour l’Energétique (CRTSE), Algiers, Algeria

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