Pesticides Remediation Technologies from Water and Wastewater

Pesticides Remediation Technologies from Water and Wastewater

1st Edition - April 26, 2022

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  • Editors: Mohammad Hadi Dehghani, Rama Rao Karri, Ioannis Anastopoulos
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323908948
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323908931

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Pesticides Remediation Technologies from Water and Wastewater focuses on environmental aspects and health effects of pesticides, the use of conventional and AOPs technologies, and adsorption processes and nanomaterials for the removal of pesticides from water and wastewater. The deterioration of water quality is of great concern due to its effects on aquatic organisms, humans and the ecosystem. Among the pollutants, pesticides are a major concern in villages and farm land. This edited book bridges the gap between old and new knowledge about the categorization of pesticides, the presence of them in water, wastewater, soil and foods, and new methods to detect them from water matrices. This edited book provides the necessary basic knowledge to new researchers who want to learn about pesticides and the ways to eliminate them in aqueous matrices. Moreover, it is also a helpful resource for mature researchers in this field, providing them with new trends in water and wastewater treatment processes, preparation and application of novel adsorbent materials.

Key Features

  • Includes methods for effectively removing pesticides from potable water and water bodies
  • Provides techniques that are eco-friendly and that do not use toxic chemicals and are lower in cost
  • Presents information needed to identify severe health effects on human beings and aquatic animals


Researchers and graduate students working in environmental/water remediation. Agriculture Scientists, chemical engineers, green/environmental chemists 

Table of Contents

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • Dedication
  • List of contributors
  • About the editors
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Section I: Health effects of pesticides and its analytical techniques
  • Chapter 1. Pesticides and human health implications
  • Abstract
  • 1.1 Introduction
  • 1.2 Pesticide market—an overview
  • 1.3 Human exposure to pesticides
  • 1.4 Effect of pesticides on human health
  • 1.5 Management strategies
  • 1.6 Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 2. Presence, fate, and transport of sulfonylurea herbicides in soils
  • Abstract
  • 2.1 Introduction
  • 2.2 Adsorption/desorption
  • 2.3 Degradation of sulfonylurea herbicides
  • 2.4 Transportation of sulfonylureas
  • 2.5 Environmental implications
  • 2.6 Remarks and future research
  • References
  • Chapter 3. Analytical methodologies and techniques for pesticide residue analysis in water and wastewater
  • Abstract
  • 3.1 Introduction
  • 3.2 Regulation
  • 3.3 Sampling
  • 3.4 Sample preparation: extraction/preconcentration
  • 3.5 Analytical methodologies and techniques for the analysis of pesticide residues in water/wastewater
  • 3.6 Conclusion
  • References
  • Section II: Conventional treatment for the removal of pesticides
  • Chapter 4. Technologies for pesticide removal from water and wastewater— A bibliometric survey
  • Abstract
  • 4.1 Introduction
  • 4.2 Methodology
  • 4.3 Results and discussion
  • 4.4 Conclusions
  • References
  • Section III: Advanced oxidation processes for the removal of pesticides
  • Chapter 5. Electrochemical advanced oxidation processes for the removal of pesticides from water and wastewater. A review
  • Abstract
  • Nomenclature
  • 5.1 Introduction
  • 5.2 Anodic oxidation
  • 5.3 Electro-Fenton
  • 5.4 Photo-electro-Fenton and solar photo-electro-Fenton
  • 5.5 Conclusion
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Chapter 6. Recent aspects and modification in advanced oxidation processes for pesticide management in wastewater
  • Abstract
  • 6.1 Introduction
  • 6.2 Currently employed advanced oxidation processes and their drawbacks
  • 6.3 Modified advanced oxidation based approaches for remediation of pesticides
  • 6.4 Factors affecting the advanced oxidation process for pesticide remediation
  • 6.5 Future outlook and usage of advanced oxidation process for remediation of pesticides
  • Acknowledgement
  • Conflict of interest
  • Compliance with ethical requirements
  • References
  • Section IV: Membrane technology for the removal of pesticides
  • Chapter 7. Advanced membrane technology for the removal of pesticides from water and wastewater
  • Abstract
  • 7.1 Introduction
  • 7.2 Historical progress in membrane technology
  • 7.3 Pesticides
  • 7.4 Membrane separation processes for pesticides
  • 7.5 Selection procedure for membrane filtration techniques
  • 7.6 Membrane separation mechanism
  • 7.7 Factors affecting membrane separation of pesticides
  • 7.8 Separation modeling
  • 7.9 Future perspective
  • 7.10 Conclusions
  • References
  • Section V: Adsorption processes for the removal of pesticides
  • Chapter 8. Basic fundamentals of adsorption modeling for removal of pesticides from water and wastewater
  • Abstract
  • 8.1 Fundamentals of adsorption
  • 8.2 Factors affecting adsorption
  • 8.3 Adsorption modeling
  • Acknowledgment
  • References
  • Chapter 9. New generation adsorbents for removal of pesticides from water and waste water
  • Abstract
  • 9.1 Introduction
  • 9.2 New generation adsorbents
  • 9.3 Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 10. An overview of the removal of pesticides from water and wastewater through carbonaceous adsorbents
  • Abstract
  • 10.1 Introduction
  • 10.2 Literature on carbonaceous adsorbents
  • 10.3 Summary and future perspective
  • Acknowledgment
  • References
  • Section VI: Nanomaterials and nanocomposites for the removal of pesticides
  • Chapter 11. Remediation of pesticide residues from contaminated water using various nanomaterials and nanocomposites
  • Abstract
  • 11.1 Introduction
  • 11.2 Potential uses of nanomaterials for pesticide detection and remediation
  • 11.3 Conclusion and future scope
  • References
  • Chapter 12. Competence of nanoparticles for removal of pesticides from wastewater: an overview
  • Abstract
  • 12.1 Introduction
  • 12.2 Different types of nanoparticles involved in pesticide removal
  • 12.3 Adsorption and degradation mechanism of pesticides using nanoparticles
  • 12.4 Factors affecting removal of pesticides by nanoparticles
  • 12.5 Conclusion and future perspective
  • Acknowledgment
  • Conflict of interest
  • Compliance with ethical requirements
  • References
  • Chapter 13. Solar reclamation of groundwater and agro-wastewater polluted with pesticide residues using binary semiconductors and persulfates for their reuse in crop irrigation
  • Abstract
  • Abbreviations
  • 13.1 Introduction
  • 13.2 Vulnerability of groundwater to pesticide pollution. Factors and processes influencing pesticide leaching through the soil profile
  • 13.3 Semiconductors used in heterogeneous photocatalysis. Properties and characteristics
  • 13.4 Heterogeneous photocatalysis for water detoxification
  • 13.5 Effect of oxidants to improve the removal of pesticide residues from water
  • 13.6 Reuse of reclaimed groundwater and agro-wastewater by photocatalytic treatment for crop irrigation
  • 13.7 Conclusions
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Chapter 14. Advance remediation technologies for the removal of organochlorine from water and wastewater
  • Abstract
  • 14.1 Introduction
  • 14.2 Methods used for eradication of organochlorines
  • 14.3 Advanced oxidation technique
  • 14.4 Nanotechnology for organochlorine remediation
  • 14.5 Conclusion
  • Forthcoming prospects
  • References
  • Section VII: Bioremediation for the removal of pesticides
  • Chapter 15. Bioremediation of pesticides from water and wastewater
  • Abstract
  • 15.1 Introduction
  • 15.2 Classification of pesticides
  • 15.3 Biotransformation of pesticides in the environment
  • 15.4 Environmental concerns of pesticides
  • 15.5 Bioremediation of pesticides
  • 15.6 Pesticide degradation mechanisms and strategies
  • 15.7 Pros and Cons
  • 15.8 Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter 16. Bioremediation and phytoremediation of pesticides residues from contaminated water: a novel approach
  • Abstract
  • 16.1 Introduction
  • 16.2 Bioremediation and its strategies
  • 16.3 Mechanism of bioremediation
  • 16.4 Variables affecting bioremediation
  • 16.5 Plant-assisted bioremediation (phytoremediation)
  • 16.6 Concluding remarks and future perspectives
  • References
  • Chapter 17. Removal of pesticides from water and wastewater by agricultural biomass-based adsorbents
  • Abstract
  • 17.1 Introduction
  • 17.2 Pesticides in water and wastewater
  • 17.3 Current wastewater treatment technology for pesticides
  • 17.4 Agricultural-based adsorbents for pesticide removal from water and wastewater
  • 17.5 Synthesis and characterization of the agricultural biomass-based adsorbents
  • 17.6 Factors influencing adsorption capacities for pesticides
  • 17.7 Challenges and strategies in the implementation of the agricultural biomass-based adsorbent for pesticide remediation
  • 17.8 Conclusion
  • Acknowledgment
  • References
  • Chapter 18. Genotoxic effects and bacteria-related bioremediation of pesticides
  • Abstract
  • 18.1 Introduction
  • 18.2 Classification category of pesticides
  • 18.3 Genotoxicity of pesticides
  • 18.4 Pesticide remediation
  • 18.5 Bacterial bioremediation
  • 18.6 Bacterial genes and enzymes related to the degradation of pesticides
  • 18.7 Bioremediation mechanism of pesticides
  • 18.8 General mechanisms involved in bacterial remediation
  • 18.9 Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 19. Soil toxicity and remediation techniques
  • Abstract
  • 19.1 Introduction
  • 19.2 Soil toxicity of pesticide
  • 19.3 Various strategies for soil remediation and mechanism
  • 19.4 Recent advances in soil remediation
  • 19.5 Economic analysis of pesticide removal
  • 19.6 Conclusion and future prospects
  • References
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 462
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: April 26, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323908948
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323908931

About the Editors

Mohammad Hadi Dehghani

Dr. Mohammad Hadi Dehghani is a Professor at the Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health Engineering in Tehran, Iran. His scientific research interests include environmental science (environmental pollution, air quality, air pollution, waste management, health risk assessment). He is the author of various research studies published in national and international journals and conference proceedings. He has authored 12 books, edited 6 books with Elsevier, and more than 200 full papers published in peer-reviewed journals. He is an editorial board member, guest editor and reviewer for many internal and international journals and is a member of several international science committees. He has a supervisor and advisor for PhD and MSc theses at the TUMS. He is currently also a member of the Iranian Association of Environmental Health and member of the Institute for Environmental Research 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 Professor (Sr. Asst) in the Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Brunei, Brunei Darussalam. He has a Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, Master’s from IIT Kanpur in Chemical Engineering. He has worked as a Post-Doctoral research fellow at NUS, Singapore for about six years and has over 18 years of working experience in Academics, Industry, and Research. He has experience of working in multidisciplinary fields and has expertise in various evolutionary optimization techniques and process modelling. He has published 150+ research articles in reputed journals, book chapters, and conference proceedings with a combined Impact factor of 611.43 and has an h-index of 28 (Scopus - citations: 2600+) and 27 (Google Scholar -citations: 3000+). He is an editorial board member in 10 renowned journals and a peer-review member for more than 93 reputed journals and has peer-reviewed more than 410 articles. Also, he handled 112 articles as an editor. He also has the distinction of being listed in the top 2% of the world’s most influential scientists in the area of environmental sciences and chemicals for the Years 2021 & 2022. The List of the Top 2% of Scientists in the World compiled and published by Stanford University is based on their international scientific publications, the number of scientific citations for research, and participation in the review and editing of scientific research. He held a position as Editor-in-Chief (2019-2021) in the International Journal of Chemoinformatics and Chemical Engineering, IGI Global, USA. He is also an Associate editor in Scientific Reports, Springer Nature & International Journal of Energy and Water Resources (IJEWR), Springer Inc. He is also a Managing Guest editor for Spl. Issues: 1) “Magnetic nanocomposites and emerging applications", in Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering (IF: 5.909), 2) “Novel CoronaVirus (COVID-19) in Environmental Engineering Perspective", in Journal of Environmental Science and Pollution Research (IF: 4.223), Springer. 3) “Nanocomposites for the Sustainable Environment”, in Applied Sciences Journal (IF: 2.679), MDPI. He along with his mentor, Prof. Venkateswarlu is authoring an Elsevier book, “Optimal state estimation for process monitoring, diagnosis, and control”. He is also co-editor and managing editor for 8 Elsevier, 1 Springer and 1 CRC edited books. Elsevier: 1) Sustainable Nanotechnology for Environmental Remediation, 2) Soft computing techniques in solid waste and wastewater management, 3) Green technologies for the defluoridation of water, 4) Environmental and health management of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), 5) Pesticides remediation technologies from water and wastewater: Health effects and environmental remediation, 6) Hybrid Nanomaterials for Sustainable Applications, 7) Sustainable materials for sensing and remediation of noxious pollutants. Springer: 1) Industrial wastewater treatment using emerging technologies for sustainability. CRC: 1) Recent Trends in Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs) for micro-pollutant removal.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Assistant Professor, Universiti Teknologi Brunei, Brunei Darussalam

Ioannis Anastopoulos

Prof. Dr. Ioannis Anastopoulos is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Agriculture, University of Ioannina, Arta, Greece. His research is focused on the following areas at the estimation of greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural soils after receiving organic and inorganic materials, the fabrication of different adsorbents for wastewater treatment, and the use of organic amendments for soil remediation. He is an author of publications in peer-reviewed journals (> 70 articles) with more than 3000 citations. His name is also included in the 2% top world scientists for the year 2019 (Baas, Jeroen; Boyack, Kevin; Ioannidis, John P.A. (2020), “Data for "Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators", Mendeley Data, V2, DOI: 10.17632/btchxktzyw.2#file-dd0904a8-0eba-4cf3-be4a-c6092261fed5)

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Agriculture, University of Ioannina, Arta, Greece

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