Environmental Micropollutants

Environmental Micropollutants

1st Edition - April 8, 2022

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  • Editors: Muhammad Hashmi, Shuhong Wang, Zulkfil Ahmed
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323905558
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323906753

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Environmental Micropollutants, the latest volume in the Advances in Environmental Pollution Research series, presents the latest research on various environmental micropollutants, as well as their impacts on health and the economy, also addressing the best possible solutions to address the risks presented by these pollutants. The book covers solutions for dusts, infectious particles, heavy metals, organophosphates, atmospheric toxic organic micropollutants, fungal spores, pollutants from E-waste, and antibiotics threats, providing researchers working in environmental science and management with key knowledge to address this increasingly important concern. These types of micropollutants can be present in water, air and soil and can harm health even in low quantities, hence this book covers the challenges these pollutants pose to the environment and human health, presenting practical solutions.

Key Features

  • Identifies key micropollutants in the environment and examines their impacts on human health and the economy
  • Presents methods and treatment technologies for addressing the problem of micropollutants
  • Offers the latest research on a variety of micropollutants and the best solutions for each

Readership

Researchers and graduate students in environmental science and pollution research

Table of Contents

  • Cover
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • Contributors
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1: Introduction to environmental micropollutants
  • Abstract
  • 1.1: Introduction to micropollutants
  • 1.2: Analysis techniques
  • 1.3: Remediation techniques
  • 1.4: Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 2: Industrial chemicals as micropollutants in the environment
  • Abstract
  • 2.1: Introduction
  • 2.2: Life cycle of plastics
  • 2.3: Plastic applications in everyday life
  • 2.4: Classification and grading of waste plastics
  • 2.5: Present practices in plastic waste management
  • 2.6: Impacts of plastic pollution on environmental compartments
  • 2.7: Potential toxic effects of plastic on human health
  • 2.8: Interlocking solutions against plastic crises
  • 2.9: Future outlook
  • 2.10: Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 3: Impact of antibiotic-resistant bacteria on the environment
  • Abstract
  • 3.1: Introduction
  • 3.2: Mode of transmission of resistant genes
  • 3.3: ARBs and environment
  • 3.4: Conclusion and future prospects
  • References
  • Chapter 4: Food additives as environmental micropollutants
  • Abstract
  • 4.1: Introduction
  • 4.2: History of food additives
  • 4.3: Types and functions of food additives
  • 4.4: Artificial sweeteners
  • 4.5: Food additives and malnutrition
  • 4.6: Adverse health effects of food additives
  • 4.7: Micropollutants
  • 4.8: Types and health effects of micropollutants
  • 4.9: Treatment of micropollutants
  • 4.10: Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 5: Biocides
  • Abstract
  • 5.1: Introduction
  • 5.2: Emission of micropollutants
  • 5.3: Biocides in wastewater treatment plant
  • 5.4: Response of microbial activity
  • 5.5: Environmental and health risk of biocides
  • 5.6: Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 6: Disinfectants
  • Abstract
  • 6.1: Introduction
  • 6.2: Disinfection of drinking water
  • 6.3: Hospital disinfection
  • 6.4: Disinfection of swimming pool water and formation of disinfection by-products (DBPs)
  • 6.5: Human exposure to disinfectants during COVID-19 pandemic
  • 6.6: Biodegradation of disinfectants
  • 6.7: Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 7: Detergents
  • Abstract
  • 7.1: Introduction
  • 7.2: Brief history
  • 7.3: Chemical composition of detergents
  • 7.4: Effects of detergents
  • 7.5: Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 8: Personal care products—fragrances, cosmetics, and sunscreens—in the environment
  • Abstract
  • 8.1: Introduction
  • 8.2: Fragranced products
  • 8.3: Personal care products—Threat to environment
  • 8.4: Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 9: Hormones-active substances
  • Abstract
  • 9.1: Hormones
  • 9.2: Hormonal activation substances
  • 9.3: Pathway and exposure of hormone active substances
  • 9.4: Dose-response relationship
  • 9.5: Impact of endocrine disruptors on animals and human health
  • 9.6: Toxicological effect of environmental pollutants on phytohormones
  • 9.7: Phytotoxicity caused by other environmental pollutants
  • 9.8: Interaction of environmental pollutants in ecosystem
  • References
  • Chapter 10: Endocrine-disrupting compounds
  • Abstract
  • 10.1: Introduction
  • 10.2: Xenohormones as endocrine disruptors
  • 10.3: Mechanisms of EDs
  • 10.4: Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter 11: Household chemicals and their impact
  • Abstract
  • 11.1: Introduction
  • 11.2: Classification of household chemicals
  • 11.3: The abundance of household chemicals in the environment
  • 11.4: Effects of household chemicals on humans and the environment
  • 11.5: Alternatives to household products
  • 11.6: Proposed precautions for the safe use of household chemicals
  • 11.7: Conclusions and way forward
  • References
  • Chapter 12: Occurrence and fate of micropollutants in surface waters
  • Abstract
  • 12.1: Introduction
  • 12.2: What are micropollutants in surface waters?
  • 12.3: Micropollutants
  • 12.4: Microcontaminants and their properties
  • 12.5: Emerging pollutants and their impacts on health
  • 12.6: Classification of emerging pollutants
  • 12.7: Emerging pollutants in water
  • 12.8: Micropollutants in personal care
  • 12.9: Elimination techniques
  • 12.10: Advanced oxidation treatments (AOPs)
  • 12.11: Nanofiltration membrane in water treatment
  • 12.12: Ultrafiltration (UF) membrane
  • 12.13: Microfiltration
  • 12.14: Hybrid technologies
  • 12.15: Treatment of microfiltration membranes
  • 12.16: Surface waters with their respective improved coagulation treatment and the use of microfiltration
  • 12.17: Use of absorbents
  • 12.18: Nanofiltration and reverse osmosis
  • 12.19: Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter 13: Occurrence and fate of micropollutants in water bodies
  • Abstract
  • 13.1: Introduction
  • 13.2: Sources and pathways
  • 13.3: Occurrence
  • 13.4: Emerging contaminants found in water bodies of India
  • 13.5: Fate of micropollutants
  • 13.6: Impact
  • 13.7: Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 14: Occurrence and fate of micropollutants in soils
  • 14.1: Introduction
  • 14.2: Occurrence of inorganic micropollutants
  • 14.3: Occurrence of organic pollutants
  • References
  • Chapter 15: Occurrence and fate of micropollutants in air
  • Abstract
  • 15.1: Introduction
  • 15.2: Micropollutant emission
  • 15.3: Exposure of organic micropollutants in air
  • 15.4: Air pollution monitoring (rules and regulations)
  • 15.5: Conclusion
  • References
  • Further reading
  • Chapter 16: Microcontaminants in wastewater
  • Abstract
  • 16.1: Introduction
  • 16.2: Classifications of microcontaminants
  • 16.3: Worldwide occurrence of microcontaminants
  • 16.4: Health risks associated with microcontaminants
  • 16.5: Treatment technologies for the removal of microcontaminants
  • 16.6: Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter 17: Ecotoxicological risk assessment of environmental micropollutants
  • Abstract
  • 17.1: Risk assessment of micropollutants
  • 17.2: Ecological risk assessment
  • 17.3: Ecotoxicity prediction models
  • 17.4: Risk assessment for POPs
  • 17.5: Risk assessment for trace metals
  • 17.6: Risk assessment for microplastics
  • 17.7: Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 18: Usage and disposal strategies of environmental micropollutants
  • Abstract
  • 18.1: Introduction
  • 18.2: OMPs in the environment
  • 18.3: Remedial methods and removal prospective
  • 18.4: Summary of treatment processes and combined systems for MP elimination
  • 18.5: Conclusions and recommendations
  • References
  • Chapter 19: Phytoremediation of micropollutants
  • Abstract
  • 19.1: Introduction
  • 19.2: Techniques used for elimination of micropollutants
  • 19.3: Types of pollutants
  • 19.4: Phytoremediation
  • 19.5: Phytoremediation techniques
  • 19.6: Phytoremediation by utilizing the crop plants (Fig. 19.1, Table 19.1)
  • 19.7: Phytoremediation strategy based on plant-microbe interaction
  • 19.8: Mechanism of action for phytoremediation (Fig. 19.2)
  • 19.9: Prospects
  • 19.10: Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 20: Bioremediation of micropollutants
  • Abstract
  • 20.1: Introduction
  • 20.2: Sources of micropollutants
  • 20.3: Potential risks to the environment
  • 20.4: Impacts on human health
  • 20.5: Removal of micropollutants
  • 20.6: Biological treatment of micropollutants
  • 20.7: Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 21: Nanotechnology to treat the environmental micropollutants
  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgments
  • 21.1: Introduction
  • 21.2: Micropollutants removal from water
  • 21.3: Nanotechnology and micropollutants removal
  • 21.4: Nanomembranes
  • 21.5: Improvement in the performance of microbial fuel cells by nanotechnology
  • 21.6: Integration of microbes with water purification electrospun nanofibrous webs
  • 21.7: Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 22: Removal of micropollutants
  • Abstract
  • 22.1: Biological removal of micropollutants
  • 22.2: Physical removal of micropollutants
  • 22.3: Chemical removal of micropollutants
  • References
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 486
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: April 8, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323905558
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323906753

About the Editors

Muhammad Hashmi

Dr. Muhammad Zaffar Hashmi is Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering in the Department of Chemistry, COMSATS University, Pakistan. He received his Ph.D. in Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology from Zhejiang University, China. Dr. Hashmi’s research interests are analytical chemistry and the development of treatment technologies to control environmental and industrial pollution. He also has expertise in developing environmentally sustainable and feasible technologies including bioremediation, using innovative microbes and genes, plants, and microcosms. He has edited seven books, 14 book chapters, 80 original research articles and is currently series editor of two environmental contaminant book series. Dr. Hashmi is also an Associate Editor of the Arabian Journal of Geosciences. Dr. Hashmi is Member of the Pakistan Academy of Sciences, International Toxicology Society, HEC and PSF Research Grants Committee, and has been awarded a KANS Prize in OIC countries by MUSTAFA Science and Technology Foundation.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, COMSATS University, Pakistan

Shuhong Wang

Shuhong Wang works in the School of Resource and Civil Engineering at Northeastern University, Shenyang, China.

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Resource and Civil Engineering, Northeastern University, Shenyang, China

Zulkfil Ahmed

Zulkfil Ahmed works in the School of Resource and Civil Engineering at Northeastern University, Shenyang, China.

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Resource and Civil Engineering, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110819, China

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