New Trends in Removal of Heavy Metals from Industrial Wastewater Book

New Trends in Removal of Heavy Metals from Industrial Wastewater

  • Author : Maulin P. Shah
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2021-04-23
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 748
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128231081

New Trends in Removal of Heavy Metals from Industrial Wastewater Excerpt :

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. 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

Removal of Emerging Contaminants Through Microbial Processes Book

Removal of Emerging Contaminants Through Microbial Processes

  • Author : Maulin P Shah
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-10-14
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 542
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811559013

Removal of Emerging Contaminants Through Microbial Processes Excerpt :

The abundance of organic pollutants found in wastewater affect urban surface waters. Traditional wastewater management technologies focus on the removal of suspended solids, nutrients and bacteria, however, new pollutants such as synthetic or naturally occurring chemicals are often not monitored in the environment despite having the potential to enter the environment and cause adverse ecological and human health effects. Collectively referred to as "emerging contaminants," they are mostly derived from domestic activities and occur in trace concentrations ranging from pico to micrograms per liter. Environmental contaminants are resistant to conventional wastewater treatment processes and most of them remain unaffected, causing contamination of receiving water. This in turn leads to the need for advanced wastewater treatment processes capable of removing environmental contaminants to ensure safe fresh water sources. This book provides an up-to-date overview of the current bioremediation strategies, including their limitations, challenges and their potential application to remove environmental pollutants. It also introduces the latest trends and advances in environmental bioremediation, and presents the state-of-the-art in biological and chemical wastewater treatment processes. As such, it will appeal to researchers and policy-makers, as well as undergraduate and graduate environmental sciences students.

Biosorption of Heavy Metals Book
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Biosorption of Heavy Metals

  • Author : Bohumil Volesky
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 1990-08-15
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : 0849349176

Biosorption of Heavy Metals Excerpt :

This state-of-the-art volume represents the first comprehensively written book which focuses on the new field of biosorption. This fascinating work conveys essential fundamental information and outlines the perspectives of biosorption. It summarizes the metal-sorbing properties of nonliving bacterial, fungal, and algal biomass, plus highlights relevant metal-binding mechanisms. This volume also discusses the aspects of obtaining and processing microbial biomass and metal-chelating chemicals into industrially applicable biosorbent products. Microbiologists, chemists, and engineers with an interest in new technological and scientific horizons will find this reference indispensable.

Removal of Refractory Pollutants from Wastewater Treatment Plants Book

Removal of Refractory Pollutants from Wastewater Treatment Plants

  • Author : Maulin P. Shah
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2021-10-07
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 582
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000435269

Removal of Refractory Pollutants from Wastewater Treatment Plants Excerpt :

This book discusses new and innovative trends and techniques in the removal of toxic and or refractory pollutants through various environmental biotechnological processes from wastewater, both at the laboratory and industrial scale. It focuses primarily on environmentally-friendly technologies which respect the principles of sustainable development, including the advanced trends in remediation through an approach of environmental biotechnological processes from either industrial or sewage wastewater. Features: Examines the fate and occurrence of refractory pollutants in wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) and the potential approaches for their removal. Highlights advanced remediation procedures involving various microbiological and biochemical processes. Assesses and compares the potential application of numerous existing treatment techniques and introduces new, emerging technologies. Removal of Refractory Pollutants from Wastewater Treatment Plants is suitable for practicing engineers, researchers, water utility managers, and students who seek an excellent introduction and basic knowledge in the principles of environmental bioremediation technologies.

Biosorption Book


  • Author : Jan Derco
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2018-07-18
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN 10 : 9781789234725

Biosorption Excerpt :

Municipal and industrial wastewaters contain a wide spectrum of pollutants. Their effective removal presents a challenge for water treatment technology. Biosorption of nutrients and pollutants has been used in sewage treatment since the discovery of the activated sludge process. It is a passive uptake process by which pollutants are adsorbed on the surface of cell walls and/or dissolved in structures of microorganism cells that are present in sludge. Sorbed pollutants remain in the sludge and can be potentially released back into the environment depending on their condition and the reversibility of the pollutant-sludge interaction. An overview of typical biosorption applications for the removal of nutrients, organic pollutants, and metals in wastewater treatment is provided in different areas of their use for the protection of aquatic ecosystems and human health. This book will be of interest to operators of wastewater treatment plants and sludge treatment and disposal facilities as well as to researchers and university students in the field of environmental engineering.

Heavy Metals Book

Heavy Metals

  • Author : Mazen Nazal
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2021-11-03
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9781839681219

Heavy Metals Excerpt :

In recent years, urbanization and industrialization have produced large amounts of heavy metals, which are highly toxic to both humans and the environment. This book presents a comprehensive overview of heavy metals including their physiochemical properties, toxicity, transfer in the environment, legislation, environmental impacts, and mitigation measures. Written by experts in the field, chapters include scientific research as well as case studies.

Physicochemical Treatment Processes Book

Physicochemical Treatment Processes

  • Author : Lawrence K. Wang
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2005-03-11
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 724
  • ISBN 10 : 9781588291653

Physicochemical Treatment Processes Excerpt :

The past 30 years have seen the emergence of a growing desire worldwide to take positive actions to restore and protect the environment from the degrading effects of all forms of pollution: air, noise, solid waste, and water. Because pollution is a direct or indirect consequence of waste, the seemingly idealistic demand for “zero discharge” can be construed as an unrealistic demand for zero waste. However, as long as waste exists, we can only attempt to abate the subsequent pollution by converting it to a less noxious form. Three major questions usually arise when a particular type of pollution has been identified: (1) How serious is the pollution? (2) Is the technology to abate it available? and (3) Do the costs of abatement justify the degree of abatement achieved? The principal intention of the Handbook of Environmental Engineering series is to help readers formulate answers to the last two questions. The traditional approach of applying tried-and-true solutions to specific pollution pr- lems has been a major contributing factor to the success of environmental engineering, and has accounted in large measure for the establishment of a “methodology of pollution c- trol. ” However, realization of the ever-increasing complexity and interrelated nature of current environmental problems makes it imperative that intelligent planning of pollution abatement systems be undertaken.

New Technologies  Development and Application II Book

New Technologies Development and Application II

  • Author : Isak Karabegović
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-04-23
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 812
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030180720

New Technologies Development and Application II Excerpt :

This book features papers focusing on the implementation of new and future technologies, which were presented at the International Conference on New Technologies, Development and Application, held at the Academy of Science and Arts of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo on 27th–29th June 2019. It covers a wide range of future technologies and technical disciplines, including complex systems such as Industry 4.0; robotics; mechatronics systems; automation; manufacturing; cyber-physical and autonomous systems; sensors; networks; control, energy, automotive and biological systems; vehicular networking and connected vehicles; effectiveness and logistics systems, smart grids, as well as nonlinear, power, social and economic systems. We are currently experiencing the Fourth Industrial Revolution “Industry 4.0”, and its implementation will improve many aspects of human life in all segments, and lead to changes in business paradigms and production models. Further, new business methods are emerging, transforming production systems, transport, delivery, and consumption, which need to be monitored and implemented by every company involved in the global market.

Biological Crystallization Book

Biological Crystallization

  • Author : Jaime Gómez Morales
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release Date : 2019-09-23
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 9783039214037

Biological Crystallization Excerpt :

For at least six hundred million years, life has been a fascinating laboratory of crystallization, referred to as biomineralization. During this huge lapse of time, many organisms from diverse phyla have developed the capability to precipitate various types of minerals, exploring distinctive pathways for building sophisticated structural architectures for different purposes. The Darwinian exploration was performed by trial and error, but the success in terms of complexity and efficiency is evident. Understanding the strategies that those organisms employ for regulating the nucleation, growth, and assembly of nanocrystals to build these sophisticated devices is an intellectual challenge and a source of inspiration in fields as diverse as materials science, nanotechnology, and biomedicine. However, “Biological Crystallization” is a broader topic that includes biomineralization, but also the laboratory crystallization of biological compounds such as macromolecules, carbohydrates, or lipids, and the synthesis and fabrication of biomimetic materials by different routes. This Special Issue collects 15 contributions ranging from biological and biomimetic crystallization of calcium carbonate, calcium phosphate, and silica-carbonate self-assembled materials to the crystallization of biological macromolecules. Special attention has been paid to the fundamental phenomena of crystallization (nucleation and growth), and the applications of the crystals in biomedicine, environment, and materials science.

Nanocomposites for Pollution Control Book

Nanocomposites for Pollution Control

  • Author : Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2018-04-24
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 656
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351387934

Nanocomposites for Pollution Control Excerpt :

Nanocomposites present outstanding mechanical properties and compatibility owing to their composite matrix and unique physical and chemical composition provided by large surface-area-to-volume ratios and high interfacial reactivity. Freedom to functionalize nanocomposites with various chemical groups increases their affinity toward target pollutants, which is highly desirable for the selective extraction of target analytes in complex environmental matrixes. This book presents the recent progress in the field of nanocomposites and their properties, fabrication methods, and applications for pollution control and sensing. It discusses the advances in pollution control techniques made possible because of nanocomposites and focuses on environment-friendly and efficient approaches. The text also covers economic, toxicological, and regulatory issues and research trends.

Developments in Fungal Biology and Applied Mycology Book

Developments in Fungal Biology and Applied Mycology

  • Author : Tulasi Satyanarayana
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-12-29
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 605
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811047688

Developments in Fungal Biology and Applied Mycology Excerpt :

This book explores the developments in important aspects of fungi related to the environment, industrial mycology, microbiology, biotechnology, and agriculture. It discusses at length both basic and applied aspects of fungi and provides up-to-date laboratory-based data. Of the estimated three million species of fungi on Earth, according to Hawksworth and coworkers, more than 100,000 have been described to date. Many fungi produce toxins, organic acids, antibiotics and other secondary metabolites, and are sources of useful biocatalysts such as cellulases, xylanases, proteases and pectinases, to mention a few. They can also cause diseases in animals as well as plants and many are able to break down complex organic molecules such as lignin and pollutants like xenobiotics, petroleum and polycyclic aromatic compounds. Current research on mushrooms focuses on their hypoglycemic, anti-cancer, anti-pathogenic and immunity-enhancing activities. This ready-reference resource on various aspects of fungi is intended for graduate and post-graduate students as well as researchers in life sciences, microbiology, botany, environmental sciences and biotechnology.

Advances and Trends in Engineering Sciences and Technologies III Book

Advances and Trends in Engineering Sciences and Technologies III

  • Author : Mohamad Al Ali
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2019-03-25
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 746
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429667152

Advances and Trends in Engineering Sciences and Technologies III Excerpt :

These are the proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Engineering Sciences and Technologies (ESaT 2018), held from 12th - 14th September 2018 in the High Tatras Mountains, Tatranské Matliare, Slovak Republic. ESaT 2018 was organized under the auspices of the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Technical University of Košice - Slovak Republic in collaboration with Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University - Russia after the successful organization with excellent feedback of the previous international conferences ESaT 2015 and ESaT 2016. The proceedings is covering various topics and disciplines in civil engineering sciences, such as Buildings and Architectural Engineering, Bearing Structures, Material and Environmental Engineering, Construction Technology and Management, Building Physics and Facilities, Geodesy, Surveying and Mapping, Geotechnics and Traffic Engineering. The proceedings report on new and original progress and trends in various fields of engineering sciences that will be of interest to a wide range of academics and professionals from university and industry. 116 papers originating from more than 10 countries have been accepted for publication in the conference proceedings. Each accepted paper was reviewed by two reviewers, selected according to the scientific area and orientation of the paper, which guarantees topicality, quality and an advanced level of the presented results.

New Polymer Nanocomposites for Environmental Remediation Book
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New Polymer Nanocomposites for Environmental Remediation

  • Author : Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2018-02-19
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 756
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128110348

New Polymer Nanocomposites for Environmental Remediation Excerpt :

New Polymer Nanocomposites for Environmental Remediation summarizes recent progress in the development of materials’ properties, fabrication methods and their applications for treatment of contaminants, pollutant sensing and detection. This book presents current research into how polymer nanocomposites can be used in environmental remediation, detailing major environmental issues, and key materials properties and existing polymers or nanomaterials that can solve these issues. The book covers the fundamental molecular structure of polymers used in environmental applications, the toxicology, economy and life-cycle analysis of polymer nanocomposites, and an analysis of potential future applications of these materials. Recent research and development in polymer nanocomposites has inspired the progress and use of novel and cost-effective environmental applications. Presents critical, actionable guidelines to the structure and property design of nanocomposites in environmental remediation Focuses on taking technology out of the lab and into the real world Summarizes the latest developments in polymer nanocomposites and their applications in catalytic degradation, adsorptive removal and detection of contaminants in the environment Enables researchers to stay ahead of the curve, with a full discussion of regulatory issues and potential new applications and materials in this area

Nanofiber Membranes for Medical  Environmental  and Energy Applications Book

Nanofiber Membranes for Medical Environmental and Energy Applications

  • Author : Ahmad Fauzi Ismail
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2019-07-30
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351174022

Nanofiber Membranes for Medical Environmental and Energy Applications Excerpt :

This book focuses on the nanofiber membrane’s fabrication, characterization, and performance for medical, environment and energy applications. Topics include polymer, inorganic and composite-form nanofiber membrane materials. Top Research teams from varied disciplines and continents outline applied nanofiber membrane fabrication techniques and characterizations. Promising nanofiber membranes for improving and enhancing technologies used in drug delivery, wound healing, tissue engineering, water and wastewater treatment and purification, gas separation and purification, air purification, and fuel cells are discussed along with the likely path forward for commercial usage. Key Features: Shares the most recent discovery solutions from experts all over the globe for the numerous problems in medical, environmental and energy applications. Provides a holistic cycle of nanofiber membrane development which comprehensively discusses the membrane preparation, characterizations, performance and the way forward for a specific process and application. Explains the mechanism of separation and purification. Focuses on the nanofiber membrane’s fabrication, characterizations, and performance in various scenarios and commercial applications.