Emerging Aquatic Contaminants

Emerging Aquatic Contaminants

One Health Framework for Risk Assessment and Remediation in the Post COVID-19 Anthropocene

1st Edition - March 3, 2023

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  • Editors: Manish Kumar, Sanjeeb Mohapatra, Karrie Weber
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323960021
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323960014

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Emerging Aquatic Contaminants: One Health Framework for Risk Assessment and Remediation in the Post COVID-19 Anthropocene highlights various sources and pathways of emerging contamination, including their distribution, occurrence, and fate in the aquatic environment. The book provides detailed insight into emerging contaminants' mass flow and behavior in various spheres of the subsurface environment. Possible treatment strategies, including bioremediation and natural attenuation, are discussed. Ecotoxicity, relative environmental risk, human health risk, and current policies, guidelines, and regulations on emerging contaminants are analyzed. This book serves as a pillar for future studies, with the aim of bio-physical remediation and natural attenuation of biotic and abiotic pollution.

Key Features

  • Includes real-world applications and case studies to show how these practices can be adopted
  • Presents global coverage, with a diverse list of contributors, all of whom are experts in the field
  • Uses illustrative diagrams to provide a clear and foundational understating of the topics


Environmental scientists, especially those focused on water pollution, at postgraduate level and above., Aquatic ecotoxicologists, water managers and regulators

Table of Contents

  • Section I: Distribution, and occurrence of emerging

    1. Sampling and analysis of emerging pollutants in aquatic environment
    Tirtha Mukherjee, Vajinder Kumar and Sukdeb Pal
    2. Pharmaceutical and personal care products in the seawater: Mini review
    Chandrashekhar Bhagat and Manish Kumar
    3. Microplastics in aquatic and atmospheric environments: Recent advancements and future perspectives
    Basanta Kumar Biswal and Rajasekhar Balasubramanian
    4. Monitoring residues of neonicotinoid pesticides in paddy grains along the agro-ecosystems of the Cauvery delta region, South India
    Manjula Menon and Rangaswamy Mohanraj
    5. Emerging COVID waste and its impact on the aquatic environment in India
    Rupa Chaudhuri, Punarbasu Chaudhuri, Aniruddha Mukhopadhyay and Pritha Bhattacharjee

    Section II: Fate of emerging contaminants in the environment

    6. Fate and transport of engineered nanoparticles in the subsurface: Current understanding,challenges, and future scope
    Rima Manik, Mahima John Horta and Seetha N.
    7. Occurrence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS): A special reference to their monitoring,
    distribution, and environmental fate
    Mengyang Liu, Abdul Qadeer, Muhammad Anis, Zeeshan Ajmal,Tadiyose Girma Bekele, Shuhang Wang, Xia Jiang and Kenneth M.Y. Leung
    8. Occurrence and fate of biotoxins and their transformation products in the aquatic environment
    Prakash Ajay Taksal, Srija Arasavilli, Sahil Chauhan, Jayanta Bhattacharya, Brajesh Kumar Dubey and Shamik Chowdhury

    Section III: Treatment strategies and advances

    9. Efficacy of biotic components in constructed wetlands for mitigating pesticides
    Saloni Sachdeva, Jabili Chowdari, Ashmita Patro, Sunil Mittal and Prafulla Kumar Sahoo
    10. Sources, consequences, and control of nanoparticles and microplastics in the environment
    A. Guhananthan, Aswin Kuttykattil, Thavamani Palanisami and Selvakumar Rajendran
    11. Pesticides: Pollution, risks, and abatement measures
    Dhaneshwaree Asem, Mahima Kumari, L. Robindro Singh and Mayank Bhushan

    Section IV: One health framework: Environmental and human health risk assessment

    12. Controversial 1080 poison in New Zealand pest management
    Ravneel Chand, Hunter D.J. Webb and Rhonda J. Rosengren
    13. Bioaccumulation of emerging contaminants in aquatic biota: PFAS as a case study
    Xunfeng Chen, Abdul Qadeer, Mengyang Liu, Linjing Deng, Pei Zhou, Innocent Tayari Mwizerwa, Sisi Liu, Zeeshan Ajmal, Zhao Xingru and Xia Jiang
    14. Ecological effects of emerging contaminants:Ecotoxicity and relative environmental risk
    Chinmayee Das, Mario Vino Lincy G., Tajamul Shafi,Brajesh Kumar Dubey, Makarand M. Ghangrekar and Shamik Chowdhury
    15. Evaluating the impact of exposure to emerging contaminants on human health
    Bokam Rajasekhar, Aishwarya Subramanian, Mridula Saravanan, Samarshi Chakraborty and Krishanasamy Sivagami

Product details

  • No. of pages: 460
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2023
  • Published: March 3, 2023
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323960021
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323960014

About the Editors

Manish Kumar

Dr. Manish Kumar is an assistant professor at Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India. He earned his PhD in Environmental Engineering from the University of Tokyo, Japan. He has more than >130 international journal publications. He is the recipient of recognitions like Expert Panel for UNEP on antimicrobial resistance, Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), Best Research Award at 4th IWA Asia Pacific Water Young Professional Conference, Global Change Research (GCR) Grant from Asia Pacific Network, DST young scientist grant, JSPS Research Fellowship, Centre of Excellence (CoE) Young Researcher Fund, and Linnaeus-Palme Grant from SIDA, Sweden. He renders the editorial service to several reputed journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

assistant professor at Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India.

Sanjeeb Mohapatra

Dr. Sanjeeb Mohapatra, after fishing his Ph.D. degree at Environmental Science and Engineering Department, IIT Bombay, India, joined the National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore, to pursue his research, which is one of the top 10 universities in the world. His research interest broadly covers the monitoring of emerging contaminants (ECs), photo-degradation and enzymatic degradation of ECs, the role of dissolved organic matter in deciding the fate of such contaminants, and the circular economy approach to wastewater and sludge treatment/management. He is a recipient of the Water Advanced Research Innovation (WARI) Fellowship awarded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), India, University of Nebraska Lincoln, USA, Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute (DWFI), USA, and Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF). He is a recipient Newton-Bhabha Fellowship jointly awarded by DST, India, and British Council, U.K. He is also a recipient of the DST-INSPIRE fellowship offered by DST, India.

Affiliations and Expertise

NUS Environmental Research Institute, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 21 Lower Kent Ridge Rd, Singapore 119077 Energy and Environmental Sustainability for Megacities (E2S2) Phase II, Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE), 1 CREATE Way, Singapore

Karrie Weber

Dr. Karrie A. Weber is Director of the Microbiology and Associate Professor in the School of Biological Sciences with a joint Appointment in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Nebraska—Lincoln. Dr. Weber is also a Fellow of the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute and member of the Child Health Research Institute. Dr. Weber completed her Ph.D. at the University of Alabama and continued postdoctoral training in the Department of Microbiology at Southern Illinois University and the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology at the University of California at Berkeley. Following her postdoctoral training Dr. Weber held a professional research position at the University of California at Berkeley before starting her position at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. Her research has focused on the identification and description of microbial metabolic processes that couple carbon, nitrogen, and metal/radionuclide biogeochemical processes in natural and anthropogenic systems that impact human and environmental health

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of Microbiology and Associate Professor, School of Biological Sciences, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Nebraska - Lincoln Lincoln, NE, USA

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