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Environmental and Health Management of Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323857802, 9780323909242

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

1st Edition

Editors: Mohammad Hadi Dehghani Rama Rao Karri Sharmili Roy
eBook ISBN: 9780323909242
Paperback ISBN: 9780323857802
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 25th June 2021
Page Count: 518
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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. Virus-sampling technologies in different environments
3. Mechanism and transmission routes of COVID-19

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. Impediments of coronavirus in healthcare wastewater treatment and ways to ameliorate them
8. Handling and treatment strategies of biomedical wastes and biosolids contaminated with SARS-CoV-2 in waste environment

Section III. Environmental and health management aspects
9. Management of environmental health to prevent an outbreak of COVID-19: a 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 combating 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 treatments and preventive uses 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 hand rub
16. Challenges, opportunities, and future perspectives


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About the Editors

Mohammad Hadi Dehghani

Prof. Dr. Mohammad Hadi Dehghani is a Full Professor at Department of Environmental Health Engineering, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Tehran, Iran. His major scientific research interests include Environmental Science. He is the head of several research projects at the TUMS and the author of various research studies published in national and international journals and conference proceedings. He has authored 8 books and more than 190 full papers published in peer-reviewed journals. He is a reviewer, editorial board member, and a guest editor for many national and international journals and is a member of several international science committees around the world. He is currently a member of the Iranian Association of Environmental Health (IAEH) and a member of the Institute for Environmental Research (IER) at the TUMS.

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. Rama Rao Karri is a Senior Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Brunei, Brunei. He received his M. Tech. from IIT Kanpur, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India, and a PhD from IIT Delhi, Delhi, India, both in Chemical Engineering. He worked as Postdoc at the National University of Singapore, Singapore and has more than 18 years of experience in academia, industry, and research. He has published around 86 research articles in reputed journals, book chapters, and conference proceedings with over 1200 citations and has an h-index of 19 (Scopus and Google Scholar). He is an editorial board member for 6 renowned journals and peer-review member for more than 74 reputed journals. He was the Editor-in-Chief for International Journal of Chemoinformatics and Chemical Engineering (IJCCE), IGI Global, USA from January 2019 to April 2020).

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Assistant Professor, 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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