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New Trends in Removal of Heavy Metals from Industrial Wastewater - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128229651

New Trends in Removal of Heavy Metals from Industrial Wastewater

1st Edition

Editors: Maulin Shah Susana Rodriguez-Couto Vineet Kumar
Paperback ISBN: 9780128229651
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st May 2021
Page Count: 748
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New Trends in Removal of Heavy Metals from Industrial Wastewater covers the applicable technologies relating to the removal of heavy metals from wastewater and new and emerging trends in the field, both at the laboratory and industrial scale. Sections explore new environmentally friendly technologies, the principles of sustainable development, the main factors contributing to heavy metal removal from wastewater, methods and procedures, materials (especially low-cost materials originated from industrial and agricultural waste), management of wastewater containing heavy metals and wastewater valorization, recycling, environmental impact, and wastewater policies for post heavy metal removal.

This book is an advanced and updated vision of existing heavy metal removal technologies with their limitations and challenges and their potential application to remove heavy metals/environmental pollutants through advancements in bioremediation. Finally, sections also cover new trends and advances in environmental bioremediation with recent developments in this field by an application of chemical/biochemical and environmental biotechnology.

Key Features

  • Outlines the fate and occurrence of heavy metals in Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTPs) and potential approaches for their removal
  • Describes the techniques currently available for removing heavy metals from wastewater
  • Discusses the emerging technologies in heavy metal removal
  • Covers biological treatments to remove heavy metals
  • Includes the valorization of heavy metal containing wastewater


Engineers, scientists who require an excellent introduction and basic knowledge to the principles of Environmental Bioremediation Technologies. Different professionals, mangers working or interested in the Environmental Microbiology or Bioremediation field

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Types of heavy metals and their effect in wastewater
3. Current physico-chemical treatment technologies available for remediation of different types of heavy metals from wastewater
4. Biological wastewater treatment technology; advancement and drawbacks for the remediation of heavy metals
5. Hurdles in wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) performance optimization for the remediation of heavy metals
6. Role of bacteria and algae in remediation of heavy metals from WWTPs
7. Modified and new adsorbents for the removal of heavy metals from wastewater
8. Removal of heavy metals using bentonite clay and inorganic coagulants
9. Sustainable heavy metal remediation
10. Efficient techniques for the removal of toxic heavy metals from wastewater
11. Full-Scale implementation of a vertical membrane bioreactor for remediation of heavy metals from wastewater
12. Low-cost adsorbents, techniques and heavy metal removal efficiency
13. Removal of heavy metals from mine waters by natural zeolites
14. Functionalized magnetic nanoparticles for heavy metal removal from aqueous solutions: kinetics and equilibrium modelling
15. Heavy metals in water: presence, removal and safety
16. Mechanisms of heavy metal removal using microorganisms as biosorbents
17. Heavy metal removal by bioaccumulation using genetically engineered microorganisms
18. Genetic engineering of Escherichia coli for enhanced uptake and bioaccumulation of mercury
19. New trends in removing heavy metals from industrial wastewater
20. The construction of an engineered bacterium to remove cadmium from wastewater
21. Genetic engineering of bacteria and their potential for heavy metal bioremediation
22. Biosorption and bioaccumulation - the prospects for practical applications
23. Batch and continuous removal of heavy metals from industrial effluents using microbial consortia


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About the Editors

Maulin Shah

Maulin Shah

Maulin P. Shah, Chief Scientist & Head – Industrial Waste Water Research Lab, Division of Applied Microbiology Lab at Enviro Technology Ltd., Ankleshwar, Gujarat, India. His major work involves isolation, screening, identification and Genetic Engineering of high impact of Microbes for the degradation of hazardous materials. He has more than 250 research publication in highly reputed national and international journals. He has edited 17 books with Elsevier in the Chemical Engineering portfolio. Since 2020 Dr. Shah is at the  Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, United States

Affiliations and Expertise

Chief Scientist & Head – Industrial Waste Water Research Lab, Division of Applied Microbiology Lab at Enviro Technology Ltd., Ankleshwar, Gujarat, India

Susana Rodriguez-Couto

Susana Rodriguez-Couto

Susana Rodríguez-Couto (female) got her B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Chemistry (Industrial Chemistry) from the University of Santiago de Compostela in 1992 and her Ph.D. in Chemistry in 1999 from the University of Vigo, obtaining the maximal grade (magna cum laude) and, in addition, she was awarded with the Extraordinary Prize for Doctoral Thesis in Chemistry. She worked as an Associate Professor and an Isidro Parga Pondal Senior Researcher at the University of Vigo (2000-2004), as a Ramón y Cajal Senior Researcher at Rovira i Virgili University (2004-2008) and as an Ikerbasque Research Professor (2009-2019). She has also worked as an Invited Researcher at the Institute from Environmental Biotechnology, Graz University of Technology (Austria) and at the Department of Biological Engineering, University of Minho (Portugal). In 2008, she received the I3 Professor from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Education to the recognition of an outstanding research activity. In March 2021 she is joining LUT School of Engineering Science at Mikkeli, Finland, as a Full Professor in biological water treatment. She has published more than 140 articles in highly reputed international journals (h index 42). She is editor of several journals (3Biotech, Frontiers) and 14 Elsevier books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Full Professor, LUT University, Mikkeli, Finland

Vineet Kumar

Vineet Kumar

Dr. Vineet Kumar is engaged in understanding the role and mechanism of rhizospheric bacterial communities in the degradation and detoxification of organic and inorganic pollutants in industrial wastewater. He has been qualified (2013) National Eligibility Test (NET) and awarded merit certificate by Honourable Vice Chancellor of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow and “Young Scientist Award-2018” by Agro-Environmental Development Society (AEDS), India. He is the editor of one book “Phytoremediation of Environmental Pollutants” (CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group), USA. He has published many scientific papers, chapters, and popular science articles in several international and national scientific journals, proceedings, books, and magazines. He has been also served as a potential reviewer for various scientific journals and book proposals from Springer and Elsevier in his research areas. He has been presented his research works in various national and international con-ferences. He is a life member of several scientific societies including; The Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI), The Biotech Research Society (BRSI), India and Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA), India

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Environmental Microbiology (DEM), Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar (Central) University, Lucknow, India

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