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Environmental and Health Management of Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323857802

Environmental and Health Management of Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

1st Edition

Editors: Mohammad Hadi Dehghani Rama Rao Karri Sharmili Roy
Paperback ISBN: 9780323857802
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 30th July 2021
Page Count: 250
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Environmental and Health Management of Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) examines mitigation measures that can be adopted at the time of a novel coronavirus outbreak to lessen environmental contamination and impacts on human health. The book discusses origin, structure and pathogenesis, epidemiology, environmental transmission and the potential spread routes of COVID-19 via surfaces, air, water, wastewater, medical waste and food products. It also covers guidelines and protocols for setting safety conditions to provide adequate health care and reduce the risk of infection in health and non-healthcare settings, along with preventative measures and disinfection technologies.

In addition, the book discusses challenges, opportunities and future perspectives, the global crisis, and global consequences on the environment and health. With contributions from experts, this book presents a multidisciplinary reference resource for virologists, microbiologists, public health professionals, environmental health managers and others engaged in the study and mitigation of the environmental and health impacts of the virus.

Key Features

  • Covers the environmental transmission and spread of COVID-19
  • Includes environmental disinfection technologies for prevention of COVID-19
  • Provides guidelines, standards and protocols related to COVID-19


Researchers and academics studying virology, microbiology, infectious diseases and environmental health; public health professionals. Health policy professionals; health care providers

Table of Contents

Section I. Introduction, Transmission Routes and Sampling Technologies
1. An updated insight into the Novel Coronavirus disease, its detection, and health management approaches to combat the pandemic
2. Viruses sampling technologies in different environments
3. Environmental transmission and spread routes of coronavirus

Section II. Remediation Measures in Waste and Wastewater Environments
4. Presence, detection, and persistence of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater and the sustainable remedial measures
5. A comprehensive study of COVID-19 in wastewater: Occurrence, surveillance, and viewpoints on its remedy
6. Route of SARS-CoV-2 in sewerage and wastewater treatment plants: dilution, decay, removal and environmental transmission
7. Impediment of Corona virus in healthcare wastewater treatment and ways to ameliorate it
8. Handling and treatment strategies of biomedical wastes and bio- solids contaminated with SARS-CoV-2 in waste environment

Section III. Environmental and Health Management Aspects
9. The management of environmental health to prevent an outbreak of COVID-19: an evidenced review
10. A review of deciphering the successes and learning from the failures in preventive and health policies to stop the COVID-19 pandemic
11. Food Safety, hygiene, and awareness during combatting of COVID-19
12. An overview of food safety and COVID-19 infection: Nanotechnology and cold plasma applications, immune-boosting suggestions, hygienic precautions
13. Public health management during COVID-19 and applications of point-of-care based biomolecular detection approaches
14. Prescription, over the counter (OTC), herbal and other treatment and preventive use for COVID-19

Section IV. Challenges and Opportunities Faced Due to COVID-19
15. Addressing the global challenge of access to supplies during COVID-19: Mask reuse and local production of alcohol-based handrub
16. Challenges, opportunities and future perspective associated with COVID-19 pandemic


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About the Editors

Mohammad Hadi Dehghani

Prof. Mohammad Hadi Dehghani is a Full Professor at the Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health Engineering, Tehran, Iran. His scientific research interests include the Environmental Science (Water quality and pollution, Water treatment and disinfection technologies, Emerging and micro pollutants, Adsorption, Nanomaterials, Environmental pollution, Environmental toxicology and health effects). He is the author of various research studies published at national and international journals, conference proceedings and head of several research project at the TUMS. He has authored 8 books and more than 190 full papers published in peer- reviewed journals, and reviewer in many internal and international journals and is member of several international science committees around the world. He has a supervisor and advisor for PhD and MSc theses at the TUMS. He is currently also a member of the Iranian Association of Environmental Health (IAEH) and member of the Institute for Environmental Research (IER) at the TUMS. He is co-editor for 4 Elsevier edited books: 1. Soft computing techniques in solid waste and wastewater management, 2. Green technologies for de-fluoridation of water using adsorption processes and nano-adsorbents, 3. Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Insight on sustainable environmental health management, 4. Pesticides remediation technologies from water and wastewater.

Affiliations and Expertise

Full Professor, Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health Engineering, Tehran, Iran

Rama Rao Karri

Dr. Karri is a Professor (Sr. Asst) in Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Brunei, Brunei Darussalam. He has PhD from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, Masters from IIT Kanpur in Chemical Engineering. He has worked as Post-Doctoral research fellow at NUS, Singapore for about six years and has over 18 years of working experience in Academics, Industry, and Research. He has experience of working in multidisciplinary fields and has expertise in various evolutionary optimization techniques and process modelling. He has published around 70 research articles in reputed journals, book chapters and conference proceedings. He is in editorial board member in 6 renowned journals and peer-review member in more than 50 reputed journals. He is presently holding a position as Editor-in-Chief in International Journal of Chemoinformatics and Chemical Engineering, IGI Global, USA. He is also a Managing Guest editor for Spl. Issue: “Magnetic nano composites and emerging applications", in Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering (IF: 4.30), Elsevier. Also, been a Guest editor for Spl. Issue: “Nanocomposites for the Sustainable Environment”, in Applied Sciences Journal (IF: 2.474), MDPI. He is also Associate editor in International Journal of Energy and Water Resources (IJEWR), Springer Inc. He along with his mentor, Prof. Venkateswarlu is authoring an Elsevier book, “Optimal state estimation for process monitoring, diagnosis and control”. He is also co-editor and managing editor for 5 ongoing Elsevier edited books: 1) Sustainable Nanotechnology for Environmental Remediation 2) Soft computing techniques in solid waste and wastewater management. 3) Green technologies for de-fluoridation of water using adsorption processes and Nano-adsorbents. 4) Overview of pesticides remediation from water bodies - Methods and treatment techniques 5) Environmental and Health Management of Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor (Sr. Asst), Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Brunei, Brunei Darussalam

Sharmili Roy

Dr. Sharmili Roy is currently pursuing her second Post-Doctoral Research in Oncology / Medical Research at the Division of Oncology, School of Medicine, Stanford University, California, USA. She earned her PhD. from Universiti of Brunei Darussalam, Brunei under the supervision of Prof. Minhaz Uddin Ahmed. Prior to joining Stanford University, she worked for her first Post-Doctoral training at the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India as a National Post Doctorate holder (NPDF) funded by SERB, Government of India. Her current research is focused on the development of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology with various clinical samples, especially with many kinds of cancer DNA samples, molecular diagnostics on cancer, and DNA digital data storage process. She has expertized on point of care biosensors technology development based on Loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) during her Ph.D. tenure. She has published several high impact factor research papers such as Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Analytical Methods, ACS sensors, Food Control, Food chemistry, Electroanalysis, 3 biotech, etc. Alongside, she has 3 USA patents, 5 book chapters, and 1 book with Prof. Chandra entitled," Diagnostic strategies for COVID-19 and other Coronaviruses" in Springer, May 2020 (

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Medicine, Division of Oncology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA

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