Emerging Techniques for Treatment of Toxic Metals from Wastewater

Emerging Techniques for Treatment of Toxic Metals from Wastewater

1st Edition - September 1, 2022

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  • Editors: Akil Ahmad, Rajeev Kumar, Mohammad Jawaid
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128228807

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Emerging Techniques for Treatment of Toxic Metals from Wastewater explores the different physical and chemical methods that can be used to remove toxins from wastewater, including adsorption, solvent extraction, ion exchange, precipitation, filtration and photocatalytic degradation. Bringing together contributions from leading experts in the field, the book covers each of the different techniques in detail, combining emergent research outcomes with fundamental theoretical concepts to provide a clear appraisal of the different techniques available, along with their applications. It is an essential recourse for researchers, industrialists and students concerned with the remediation of toxic metals from water and wastewater.

Key Features

  • Covers the various techniques for metal removal and their applications in a single source
  • Addresses emerging technologies; chemical, physical, and biological including nanotechnology
  • Brings together novel techniques and their applications for enhancing large scale industrial production signposting opportunities for significant enhancements


Chemical engineers, environmental engineers, mining engineers, biotechnologists and graduate students undertaking research in treatment/removal of toxic metals. Industry working with metals such as electroplating for removal and recycling. Medical and pharmacology working with removal of toxic metals due to acute or chronic infection

Table of Contents

  • Part One: General Introduction on remediation techniques
    1. Introduction of adsorption techniques for heavy metals remediation
    2. Membrane technology for separation of heavy metals: Electronic and mechanical properties
    3. Photocatalytic reduction of toxic metals from wastewater

    Part Two: Adsorption/Sorption Process
    4. Amberlite XAD resins for separation and preconcentration of metal ions
    5. Plant leaves waste for removal of metal ions
    6. Use of fruit seeds for toxic metal removal
    7. Metal oxide-based nanocomposites for removal of metal ions from wastewater
    8. Carbon based nanocomposites for metal remediation from wastewater
    9. Metal removal through efficient nanofibers adsorbent
    10. Wood based adsorbents for removal of metal ions
    11. Activated carbon as potential material for metal removal
    12. Clay based adsorbent for wastewater treatment
    13. Fruit peel used as effective materials for metal remediation from environment

    Part Three: Membrane Technology
    14. Graphene oxide-based Nano filtration membrane for separation of heavy metals
    15. Use of PVDF membrane for wastewater purification
    16. Polyethersulfone (PES) Nano filtration membrane for treatment of toxic metal contaminated water
    17. Reverse osmosis for separation of water pollutants
    18. New generation polymeric membrane for removal of heavy metals
    19. Hydrophilic nanoparticles incorporation on PES membrane for metal rejection
    20. Removal of metal ions using coagulation-microfiltration membrane
    21. Potential use of ultrafiltration membrane for remediation of metal contaminants
    22. Application and fabrication of nanofiltration membrane for separation of metal ions from wastewater
    23. Micellar enhanced ultrafiltration (MEUF) for treatment of wastewater

    Part Four: Photocatalytic reduction
    24. Use of mesoporous TiO2 for photocatalytic reduction of metal contaminants
    25. Metal oxide doped nanocomposites for reduction of metal ions
    26. Photocatalytic oxidation for wastewater treatment
    27. Photocatalytic reduction of highly toxic Lead and Cadmium from aqueous solution
    28. Divalent metals reduction using Graphene based nanocomposites under UV-Vis irradiation
    29. Polymer based nanocoposites for metal reduction from aqueous solution
    30. Metal-organic framework for reduction of heavy metals
    31. Use of Carbon based photocatalyst for metal removal

Product details

  • No. of pages: 500
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: September 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128228807

About the Editors

Akil Ahmad

Akil Ahmad is a Research Fellow at University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa as Postdoctoral Fellow. He was previously Visiting Researcher of Chemical Engineering, Centre of Lipid Engineering and Applied Research, University Technology Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia. His research interest in the areas of environmental pollutants and their safe removal, synthesis of nanoparticles and Nano-sorbents (GO, CNT), photo-degradation and antimicrobial effects, preparation of various Chelating sorbents/adsorbent to prevent the environment, water and wastewater treatment, adsorption and ion-exchange, instrumental methods of analysis, thermodynamic and kinetic studies, and preconcentration and method validation with standard reference materials.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Fellow, University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Rajeev Kumar

Rajeev Kumar received a M.Sc. in Analytical Chemistry (2006), and M. Phil (2008) and Ph.D. degree in Applied Chemistry (2011) from Aligarh Muslim University, India. He is currently working as associate professor at the Environmental Science Department, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. His research activities are in the areas of wastewater treatment and material science. Rajeev studies the adsorption and photocatalytic properties of the nanomaterials for the removal of contaminants from wastewater. He has published more than 50 research articles and chapters in the journals such as the Chemical Engineering Journal, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, RSC Advances, Journal of Environmental Sciences, Journal of environmental management, Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, Desalination etc.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Environmental Science Department, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Mohammad Jawaid

Mohammad Jawaid is Fellow Researcher (Associate Professor) at the Biocomposite Technology Laboratory, Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products (INTROP), Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia and also Visiting Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia since June 2013. He is also Visiting Scholar to TEMAG Labs, Department of Textile Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey. Previously he worked as Visiting Lecturer, Faculty of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and also worked as Expatriate Lecturer under UNDP project with Ministry of Education of Ethiopia at Adama University, Ethiopia. He received his Ph.D. from Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia. He has more than 10 years of experience in teaching, research, and industries. His area of research interests includes Hybrid Reinforced/Filled Polymer Composites, Advance Materials: Graphene/Nanoclay/Fire Retardant, Lignocellulosic Reinforced/Filled Polymer Composites, Modification and Treatment of Lignocellulosic Fibres and Solid Wood, Nano Composites and Nanocellulose fibres, Polymer blends. So far he has published 5 books, 12 book chapters and more than 130 International journal papers. He has had 4 review papers in the Science Direct Top 25 hot articles 2014-2015. He is also the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Malaysian Polymer Journal and Guest Editor for Current Organic Synthesis and Current Analytical Chemistry. He is reviewer of several high impact ISI journals (44 Journals).

Affiliations and Expertise

Fellow Researcher (Associate Professor), Biocomposite Technology Laboratory, Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products (INTROP), Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

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