The Treatment of Pharmaceutical Wastewater

The Treatment of Pharmaceutical Wastewater

Innovative Technologies and the Adaptation of Treatment Systems

1st Edition - January 1, 2023

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  • Editors: Nadeem Khan, Afzal Khan, Mu. Naushad, Hamidi Abdulaziz
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323991605

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The Treatment of Pharmaceutical Wastewater: Innovative Technologies and the Adaptation of Treatment Systems covers the various aspects of pharmaceutical sources, treatment technologies, their harmful effects on the natural environment as well as new technological developments and upgradation of existing treatment systems. This book will also highlight the concept of the 3Rs (reduce, reuse and recycle) applied to such treatment and resource recovery systems for pharmaceutical treatment. The different innovative technologies will deal with reducing the energy requirements, area and impacts. Case studies are also included to fully understand the practical aspect of the treatment and modelling. The Treatment of Pharmaceutical Wastewater: Innovative Technologies and the Adaptation of Treatment Systems is for civil and environmental engineers and researchers who want to understand the complex nature and treatment schemes for pharmaceutical wastewaters.

Key Features

  • Updates on the level of contamination associated with pharmaceutical wastewater to the environment
  • Understand the current methods of treatment and future approaches to develop new and innovative treatment technologies
  • Shows the effect of mass scale use of antibiotics in the environment and how their presence will affect the biosystem


Civil and environmental engineers and researchers working in the wastewater treatment; students of environmental engineering and pharmaceutical sciences

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction-Occurrences, Sources and Classical way of Pharmaceutical wastewater treatment
    2. Treatment scenario in various countries-current situation
    3. Laws related to effluent discharge- pharmaceutical wastewater
    4. Hazardous effect associated with effluent discharge in biotic system
    5. Fate of common pharmaceutical in environment
    6. Detection strategies for pharmaceutical in environment
    7. Treatment innovation using Solar/UV
    8. Treatment innovation using Biological methods in combinations with physical treatment methods
    9. Application of Hybrid Advanced Oxidation and Adsorption Process for Pharmaceutical wastewater treatment
    10. Recent developments in sonochemical treatments of Pharmaceutical wastewater
    11. Microalgae based bioremediation of pharmaceuticals wastewater
    12. Recent progress in membrane-based treatment of Pharmaceutical wastewater
    13. Sustainable and eco-friendly treatment of pharmaceuticals wastewater
    14. Biochar/LDH based treatment of pharmaceuticals wastewater
    15. Innovation treatment methods-upgradation of existing treatment units
    16. Conclusion and Future scope

Product details

  • No. of pages: 350
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2023
  • Published: January 1, 2023
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323991605

About the Editors

Nadeem Khan

Nadeem A Khan is working as Assistant Professor and currently acting as an Academic Coordinator in the Department of Civil Engineering since 2012 and 2019 respectively. Presently he is pursuing his PhD from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. He also acted as Academic Coordinate of the Civil Engineering department from 2014 to 2017. His recent accomplishments included 15 Coursera course completion certificates and awarded as Best Young Scientist Award(Male) by LWT India and GECL for Scientific contribution in the field of Environmental Engineering. He received his M. TECH. (Civil Engineering) in 2011 with Honors in Environmental Engineering from Aligarh Muslim University. Mr Khan was associated with the Ministry of Environment and Forest for two years as Junior Research Fellow (J.R.F) in 2009-11 and also worked with UNICEF as a Research Assistant (R.A) on the topic of GIS mapping and Water quality parameter estimation including monitoring of Agra Region for six months in 2012.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Mewat Engineering College, India

Afzal Khan

Afzal Husain Khan is currently working as a lecturer in the Civil Engineering Department at Jazan University, Saudi Arabia. Previously, he has also served as an in-charge of the Environmental Engineering section, Integral University, India. He received B.E in Civil Engineering and M.Tech degrees in Environmental Engineering from the Aligarh Muslim University, India. Khan does research in water, wastewater, and solid waste. He is also involved in durability and strength studies of HSC and SCC concrete in an ambient environment. His recent articles published in prestigious peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Cleaner Production (Elsevier) and Recent Trends in Analytical Chemistry which are based on treatment technologies for hospital wastewater treatment. His current project is to assess the different treatment technologies in treating hospital wastewater.

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer, Civil Engineering Department, Jazan University, India

Mu. Naushad

Dr. Mu. Naushad is working as a Full Professor in the Department of Chemistry, College of Science, King Saud University (KSU), Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He obtained his M.Sc and Ph.D Degree in Analytical chemistry from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India in 2002 and 2007, respectively. He has a vast research experience in the fields of Analytical Chemistry, Materials Chemistry and Environmental Science. He has successfully run several research projects funded by National plan for Science, Technology and Innovation (NPST) and King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He is the editor/editorial member of several reputed Journals like Scientific Report (Nature); Process Safety & Environmental Protection (Elsevier); Journal of Water Process Engineering (Elsevier) and International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health (MDPI). He has been awarded the Scientist of the year award-2015 from National Environmental Science Academy, Delhi, India and Almarai Award-2017, Saudi Arabia.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry, College of Science, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

Hamidi Abdulaziz

Hamidi Abdul Aziz is a professor in environmental engineering in the School of Civil Engineering of Universiti Sains Malaysia. Professor Aziz received his PhD degree in civil engineering (environmental engineering) from the University of Strathclyde in Scotland in 1992. He is a guest editor of the special issue on landfill leachate management and control of the International Journal of Environment and Waste Management (IJEWM). Professor Aziz currently serves as the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Scientific Research in Environmental Sciences (IJSRES). He also serves as the managing editor of the International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, IJEWM and the International of Journal of Environmental Engineering, IJEE. Professor Aziz's research focuses on alleviating problems associated with water pollution issues from industrial wastewater discharges and from solid waste management via landfilling, such as landfill leachate. Advanced oxidation processes is also one of his research focuses. In addition, he has strong interest in biodegradation and bioremediation of oil spills

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, School of Civil Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

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