Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products Waste Management and Treatment Technology: Emerging Contaminants and Micro Pollutants provides the tools and techniques for identifying these contaminates and applying the most effective technology for their remediation, recovery and treatment. The consumption of pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) has grown significantly over the last 35 years, thus increasing their potential risk to the environment. As PPCPs are very difficult to detect and remove using conventional wastewater treatment methods, this book provides solutions to a growing problem.
- Includes sampling, analytical and characterization methods and technology for detecting PPCPs in the environment
- Provides advanced treatment and disposal technologies for the removal of PPCPs from wastewater, surface water, landfills and septic systems
- Examines the pathways of PPCPs into the environment
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1. Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products [PPCP] contamination 2. PPCPs in drinking water 3. PPCPs in aquatic environment 4. PPCPs in terrestrial environment 5. Transformed products of PPCPs in environment 6. Strategies for removal of PPCP 7. Plant based technologies for removal of PPCP 8. PPCPs in different habitats 9. Uptake and accumulation of leafy vegetables 10. PPCP in non-food plants 11. Removal of PPCPs by periphyton 12. Techniques (Ozone and biofiltration) for removal of PPCP 13. Nanotech applications for removal of PPCPs 14. Removal of PPCP by aquatic macrophytes 15. Removal of PPCP from soil slurry
Dr. Prasad has served the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India in various advisory committees on biodiversity conservation, ecosystem services, pollution control and abatement, environmental information systems and bioremediation of contaminated sites. He is an active visiting scientist in several international universities.
He is the editor, co-editor, or author of 17 books published by leading international publishers and 190 journal articles and 118 book chapters/conference proceedings. He has made outstanding contributions to the fields of bioremediation, bioresources, biomass energy sources, bioeconomy and to the broad field of environmental biotechnology, all of which are his main areas of expertise.
Dr. Vithanage's research approach builds on enabling measurements of concentrations and reaction rates in environmental samples for key/emerging pollutants in the environment in order to assess their fate and transport to discover solutions to remediate those using different geo/bio/nano materials.