Green Chemistry and Water Remediation: Research and Applications explores how integrating the principles of green chemistry into remediation research and practice can have a great impact from multiple directions. This volume reviews both common sources of chemical pollution and how using green chemistry as the basis for new or improved remediation techniques can ensure that remediation itself is conducted in a sustainable way. By outlining the main types of chemical pollutants in water and sustainable ways to address them, the authors hope to help chemists identify key areas and encourage them to integrate green chemistry into the design of new processes and products.
In addition, the books highlights and encourages the use of the growing range of green remediation approaches available to experts, helping researchers, planners and managers make informed decisions in their selection of remediation techniques.
- Puts the naturally-aligned fields of green chemistry and environmental remediation in context, providing key background to both
- Highlights the use of both established and cutting-edge techniques for sustainable water remediation, including nanotechnology, biofiltration and phytoremediation
- Explores the potential impact of policy and sustainability goals in chemical waste production and water remediation
Part 1. Introduction and Background 1. Green Chemistry and Its Applications in Water Treatment 2. Water Treatment issues and Public Health 3. Bioremediation and Environmental Sustainability 4. Water Remediation in Research Journals: A Bibliometric Study
Part 2. Green Remediation of Specific Pollutants 5. Sources of pollutants from the chemical industry in water 6. Assessment of pollutants from the chemical industry in water 7. Pharmaceuticals
green techniques for remediation (algae, fungi etc.) 8. Nanomaterials
green techniques for remediation 9. Fluoride
green techniques for remediation 10. Heavy Metals
green techniques for remediation 11. Dyes from Water and Waste water
green techniques for remediation 12. Volatile Organic Compounds
green techniques for remediation 13. Industrial Solvents
green techniques for remediation
Part 3. Techniques and Applications 14. Applications of Nanotechnology in Water Treatment 15. Water Remediation through Coagulation, Advance Flocculation and Membrane Processes 16. Biofilteration: Opportunities and Challenges 17. Sonochemical Treatments of Contaminated Wastewater 18. Advanced Oxidation Processes in Water Treatment 19. Use of Microbial Fuel Cells in Wastewater Treatment 20. Water Treatment for Coastal Aquifers 21. Advances in Reuse of Wastewater 22. Wastewater Reuse and its Industrial Applications 23. Phytoremediation
Part 4. Goals and Policy 24. Current policy on chemical waste and waste-water reuse 25. Potential role of Green Chemistry in Support of Water Sustainability Goals
After receiving his PhD in Synthetic Organophosphorus Chemistry and Computational Chemistry from the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India, Professor Sharma went on to join the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) as Professor and Head of the Department of Chemistry & Environmental Engineering. He then took up a position at Jaipur Engineering College and Research Center (JECRC) as Head of the Chemistry Department, where he established and now leads the Green Chemistry Research Laboratory. He has more than 18 years of teaching experience at UG and PG level.
Professor Sharma's interests are focussed on Green Chemistry and water-related research, and he has published 18 books and over 60 research papers with the top global publishers. He is a series editor, journal editor-in-chief, and sits of the editorial boards of multiple key journals in the field, as well as being a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) and a member of multiple global societies including the American Chemical Society (USA) and International Society for Environmental Information Sciences (ISEIS, Canada).