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Micropollutants and Challenges - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128186121, 9780128186138

Micropollutants and Challenges

1st Edition

Emerging in the Aquatic Environments and Treatment Processes

Authors: Afsane Chavoshani Majid Hashemi Mohammad Mehdi Amin Suresh C Ameta
Paperback ISBN: 9780128186121
eBook ISBN: 9780128186138
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 12th June 2020
Page Count: 292
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Micropollutants and Challenges: Emerging in the Aquatic Environments and Treatment Processes systematically summarizes the characteristics, micropollutants types, production resources, occurrence in aqueous environments, health effects, methods of detection and treatments. Throughout each chapter, the following topics will be presented: (i) The quality and quantity evaluation of aquatic micro-pollutants, (ii) The need for innovative and affordable wastewater treatment technologies, and (iii) Combinations of different conventional and advanced technologies, including the biological and plant-based strategies that seem most promising.

Key Features

  • Presents information on the micropollutants that threaten all living organisms, showing the importance and relevance of this topic
  • Assesses the effects of micropollutants on surface and groundwater
  • Provides solutions for the removal of micropollutants in conventional and advanced treatment processes and compares the efficiency of different processes


Professors and students in environmental health engineering, ecologists, wastewater engineers, chemistry engineers, public health promotors, water engineers, and experts in the food, cosmetics, pharmaceutics and other chemical industries

Table of Contents

1. Background

2. Pharmaceuticals

3. Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

4. Surfactants

5. Pesticides

6. Other trace elements and chemicals

7. Conclusions and trends


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About the Authors

Afsane Chavoshani

Afsane Chavoshani is a PhD candidate in Environmental Health Engineering, Public Health, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences. She was a Lecturer of Environmental Health Engineering, Gonabad University of Medical Sciences, Khorasan Razavi. Her main area of interest is the study of biomonitoring, water, waste water and air pollutions. She has designed her MSc and PhD thesis on "Pentachlorophenol removal form aqueous solutions by microwave/persulfate and microwave/hydrogen peroxide and "Study of the relationship between paraben concentrations with breast cancer among women in Isfahan province", respectively. Also, she is performing a project with title of "Comparative study of the indoor and outdoor air parabens concentration in Isfahan city in 2016". She has published several articles and papers in various journals, and contributed a chapter to the book "Advanced oxidation processes for waste water treatment (emerging green chemistry technology)". Also, she is a reviewer of a number of international journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Ph.D Candidate in Environmental Health Engineering, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences

Majid Hashemi

Majid Hashemi is an Assistant Professor in Environmental Health Engineering Department at Kerman University of Medical Sciences (Iran). His areas of interest and research are Biomonitoring; Water, and Wastewater Treatment; Environmental Nanotechnology; and other Environmental Sciences fields. He is the member of the Iranian Association of Environmental Health (IAEH) and has published valuable articles in National and International Journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Environmental Health Engineering Department at Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Mohammad Mehdi Amin

Mohammad Mehdi Amin is a Professor of Environmental Health Engineering and Head Environment Research Center. He is involved in teaching postgraduate course in water treatment and also undergraduate courses in industrial and municipal collection and treatment systems. His responsibilities included monitoring of water distribution network for lack of microbial and chemical contamination as well as overseeing solid waste management practices of contract companies. Other duties included sanitation and supervision of food preparation and distribution centers from public health engineering. He is Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Environmental Health Engineering. He has presented papers at conferences both home and abroad, published articles and papers in various journals and translated several books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Environmental Health Engineering, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences

Suresh C Ameta

Suresh C. Ameta , Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, has 48 years of experience in teaching and research. He has worked as Professor & Head, Department of Chemistry at H. North Gujarat University, Patan and also at M. L. Sukhadia University, Udaipur. He also served as Dean, PG Studies at M. L. Sukhadia University for more than four years, and has successfully guided almost a hundred Ph.D. students. In addition to authoring and editing 35 books with both national and international publishers of repute, he has more than 400 research papers to his credit. He occupied the coveted position of President, Indian Chemical Society, Kolkata and is now a lifelong Advisor. In addition, Prof Ameta has received many awards, including the Prof. M. N. Desai Award, Scientist of the year Award, Prof. G. V. Bakore Memorial Award, Prof. W. U. Malik Memorial Award, Life Time Achievements Award (2011) by ICS; 2015 by ICC etc. and 2018 by ACT. He has following books of his credit: Green Chemistry, Microwave Assisted Organic Synthesis, Chemical Applications of Symmetry and Group Theory (Apple Academic Press, USA) and also on Photocatalysis, Solar Energy Conversion and Storage (Taylor & Francis, USA) and Advanced Oxidation Processes for Waste Water Treatment (Elsevier, USA).

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Chemistry, Pacific University, Udaipur, India

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