Emerging and Nanomaterial Contaminants in Wastewater: Advanced Treatment Technologies describes the state-of-the-art of remediation technologies, such as those involving nanotechnology, filtration devices (e.g. membranes), strategies involving adsorption and precipitation processes, development of new sorbents, nanosorbents, biosorbents, green technology, bio-electrokinetics, degradation of pollutants, advanced oxidative process, oxidative electrochemical and photocatalytic processes, catalytic degradation, and emerging hybrid technologies, such as photocatalyst membrane photoreactors using TiO2. Scientists and researchers in academia and industry will benefit from this comprehensive resource on the fundamental science behind the mechanisms at which wastewater sources can be purified from emerging contaminants.
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Part 1: General Overview 1. What are the current emerging contaminants, types of nanomaterials, synthesis processes and reactors development? 2. An overview of treatment technologies for the removal of emerging and nanomaterial contaminants from municipal and industrial wastewater
Part 2: Green Technology 3. Transport and fate of the emerging compounds and their by-products in water environment, and their toxicity level: removal by natural process of flocculation, agglomeration, precipitation, colloid formation and sedimentation 4. Long-term performance and feasibility of using constructed wetlands for treatment of emerging and nanomaterial (ENM) contaminants in municipal and industrial wastewater 5. Synthesis of biosorbents from natural/agricultural wastes and sustainable green technology for treatment of metallic nanoparticles in municipal and industrial wastewater
Part 3: Individual Processes 6. Comparison of different nano processes and natural adsorbents such as red mud, steel slag, fly ashes and industrial waste for treating wastewaters laden with metallic nanomaterial contaminants 7. Composite membranes for removal of emerging organic pollutants and potentially toxic metals from wastewater 8. Advanced oxidation methods such as UV, Ozonation and Fenton Oxidation for the removal of emerging organic contaminants from wastewater 9. Destruction of recalcitrant nanomaterials contaminants in industrial wastewater 10. Removal of emerging pollutants from water through adsorption onto carbon-based materials 11. Nanomaterial-based treatment technologies for remediation of emerging organic pollutants and heavy metals in wastewater
Part 4: Combined Processes 12. Membrane bioreactor and nanofiltration hybrid system for treatment of municipal and industrial wastewater: performance assessment and hydrodynamic analysis 13. Treatment of nanomaterial contaminants in industrial and municipal wastewater by conventional filtration, nanofiltration and reverse osmosis membrane techniques 14. Different polymer-based nanosized engineering material adsorbents and catalyst for treating wastewaters containing inorganic and organic nanomaterial contaminants 15. Treatment of nanomaterial contaminants in wastewater by solar photocatalysis using low TiO2 concentrations, hydrogen peroxide, ferrate(VI) or nanoporous ZnO 16. Combined electrochemical advanced oxidation and enzymatic process for treatment of wastewater containing emerging organic contaminants
Part 5: Conclusion 17. Case studies focusing on the most successful advanced methods/approach for the treatment of nanomaterials in wastewater 18. Removal of emerging contaminates from wastewater through individual and combination of different methods: comparative removal efficiency
Prof. Ajay Kumar Mishra is a Research Professor in the Nanotechnology and Water Sustainability Research Unit at the University of South Africa. He obtained a B.Sc. in chemistry and a Ph.D. in bio-inorganic chemistry. His primary research interests are in nanoscience and nanotechnology, materials science, polymers, composites / nanocomposites, and water research. He is the editor of several books and published over 160 articles in international scientific journals. Prof Mishra currently awarded as Fellow and chartered scientist at a royal society of chemistry, UK
Hossain Md Anawar Department of Environmental Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
Dr. Hossain Md Anawar has a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Chemistry, a Master of Science in Environmental Chemistry, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Biogeochemistry and Environmental Science. His current area of research is environmental chemistry, biogeochemistry and water quality. He is currently Visiting Associate with Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. He is co-author of two books and contributed to four other books. He published 58 articles in international peer reviewed scientific journals.
Nadjib Drouiche Centre de Rechercheen Technologie des Semi-conducteurs pour l'Energétique (CRTSE), Algiers, Algeria.
Dr. Nadjib Drouiche is the Head of Environmental Team, Centre de Recherche en Technologie des Semi-conducteurs pour l'Energétique in Algeria. He holds a Ph.D. degree in environmental engineering. His research interests encompass desalination, wastewater treatment by membranes, and recovery of byproducts resulting from treatment of PV wastewater and cutting oil used for manufacturing of wafers. He was awarded TWAS-ARO YAS Prize 2012 for Sustainable Management of Water Resources in the Arab Region. He published over 80 articles in international scientific journals.