Nanotechnology in Water and Wastewater Treatment

Nanotechnology in Water and Wastewater Treatment

Theory and Applications

1st Edition - November 15, 2018

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  • Editors: Amimul Ahsan, Ahmad Ismail
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128139028
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128139035

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Nanotechnology in Water and Waste Water Treatment: Theory and Applications explores the unique physicochemical and surface properties of nanoparticles and highlights the advantages they provide for engineering applications. Applications covered include the generation of fresh water from surface water and seawater, the prevention of the contamination of the environment, and the creation of effective and efficient methods for remediation of polluted waters. Each chapter covers a different nanotechnology-based approach and examines the basic principles, practical applications, recent breakthroughs and associated limitations. This book is ideal for researchers and professionals in the fields of nanotechnology, water treatment and desalination. In addition, it is also ideal for postgraduate students, industry and government professionals, managers and policymakers.

Key Features

  • Gathers together the latest research and developments in the field from journal articles and conference proceedings
  • Discusses and evaluates the most economical and low cost treatment technologies
  • Presents information from related fields on the applicability, strengths and weaknesses of particular nanomaterials in key applications, thus allowing for the continuation and expansion of research in a range of fields


Researchers and professionals in the fields of nanotechnology, water treatment and desalination; postgraduate students; industry and government professionals, managers and policymakers

Table of Contents

  • 1. Principles and Mechanism of Adsorption for the Effective Treatment of Palm Oil Mill Effluent for Water Reuse
    2. Locally Derived Activated Carbon From Domestic, Agricultural and Industrial Wastes for the Treatment of Palm Oil Mill Effluent
    3. Nanoparticles as a Powerful Tool for Membrane Pore Size Determination and Mercury Removal
    4. Overview of Potential Applications of Nano-Biotechnology in Wastewater and Effluent Treatment
    5. Applications of Emerging Nanomaterials for Oily Wastewater Treatment
    6. Comparative Impact Assessment of TiO2 and ZnO Nanoparticles to Rocket (Eruca sativa L) Plant
    7. Photocatalytic Decolorization of Two Remazol Dyes Using TiO2 Impregnated Pumice Composite as Catalyst
    8. Application of Nanomaterials for the Removal of Heavy Metal From Wastewater
    9. Application of Nanoparticles for Disinfection and Microbial Control of Water and Wastewater
    10. Forward Osmosis (FO) for Removal of Heavy Metals
    11. Nanoparticles Enhanced Coagulation of Biologically Digested Leachate
    12. Chitosan Nanocomposite Application in Wastewater Treatments
    13. Application of Semiconductor Nanoparticles for Removal of Organic Pollutants or Dyes From Wastewater
    14. Nanofiltration Membrane Technology Providing Quality Drinking Water
    15. Application and Future Prospects of Reverse Osmosis Process
    16. Nanoengineered Materials for Water and Wastewater Treatments
    17. Nanotechnology Based Solutions for Wastewater Treatment

Product details

  • No. of pages: 408
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2018
  • Published: November 15, 2018
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128139028
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128139035

About the Editors

Amimul Ahsan

Associate Professor Amimul Ahsan has nearly 15 years research, teaching, and industry experience. He has published extensively in water and environmental engineering, including 9 books, 16 book chapters, and over 125 journal articles. He has received 14 international awards, including “Who's Who in the World 2015,” “Leading Engineers of the World 2013,” and the “Vice Chancellor Fellowship Award (Science and Technology)” from Sultan Selangor (Chancellor, UPM) in 2015. He is editor-in-chief of five journals in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Malaysia, and founder of the Journal of Desalination and Water Purification and the Journal of Advanced Civil Engineering Practice and Research. He is involved with several collaborative research projects globally and has a Scopus h-index of 22. He was a former faculty member of the Department of Civil Engineering and key researcher at the Institute of Advanced Technology (ITMA), University Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia

Ahmad Ismail

A.F. Ismail is a Professor at the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), where he runs a membrane technology research group at AMTEC. He has also held the post of Dean of Research for the Materials and Manufacturing Alliance at UTM. Dr. Ismail’s research interests cover membrane formation, membranes for wastewaster treatment and gas separation, and nanofibers and nanostructured materials for energy applications. He has authored or edited 4 books, and published several book chapters. Dr. Ismail has received several awards, including the ASEAN Young Scientist and Technologist Award in 2001 (the first Malaysian to receive this award), the Malaysian Young Scientist Award in 2000, and the Malaysian Intellectual Property Award for the Patent Category, and the Merdeka Award for Scholastic Achievements in 2014. He was also the first Malaysian scientist to twice win the National Innovation Award in Waste to Wealth and Product categories, both in 2009 and 2011. Prof. Dr. Ahmad Fauzi Ismail is the Founder and First Director of Advanced Membrane Technology Research Centre (AMTEC). His research interest are in development of polymeric, inorganic and novel mixed matrix membranes for water desalination, waste water treatment, gas separation processes, membrane for palm oil refining, photocatalytic membrane for removal of emerging contaminants, development of haemodialysis membrane and polymer electrolyte membrane for fuel cell applications. His research has been published in many high impact factor journals. He also actively authored many academic books in this field which published by reputable international publishers. He is the author and co-author of over 600 refereed journals. He has authored 6 books, over 50 book chapters and 4 edited books, 6 Patents granted, 14 Patents pending. His h-index is 66 with cumulative citation of over 19,300. He won more than 150 awards national and internationally. Among the most prestigious award won is the Merdeka Award for the Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Category at 4th September 2014, Malaysia’s Rising Star Award 2016 for Frontier Researcher category at 1st November 2016, Malaysia’s Research Star Award 2017 on 5 October 2017, Malaysia’s Research Start Award 2018. Recently, He was appointed as UNESCO Chair on Groundwater Arsenic within the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. He is the Chairman of Academy of Sciences Malaysia (Southern Region), Fellow of The Academy of Sciences Malaysia, Chartered Engineer in the UK (CEng) and a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (FIChemE). Ahmad Fauzi also served as the Editorial Board Members of Desalination, Journal of Membrane Water Treatment, Jurnal Teknologi, Journal of Membrane Science and Research, Journal of Membrane and Separation Technology and the Advisory editorial board member of Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology. He involved extensively in R&D&C for national and multinational companies related to membrane-based processes for industrial application and currently have two spin off companies. He is the founder of Advanced Membrane Technology Research Centre (AMTEC) and now recognized as Higher Education Centre of Excellence (HICoE). Currently Ahmad Fauzi is the Deputy Vice Chancellor of Research and Innovation, UTM.

Affiliations and Expertise

Advanced Membrane Technology Research Center (AMTEC), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.

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