Micropollutants and Challenges: Emerging in the Aquatic Environments and Treatment Processes systematically summarizes the characteristics, micropollutants types, production resources, occurrence in aqueous environments, health effects, methods of detection and treatments. Throughout each chapter, the following topics will be presented: (i) The quality and quantity evaluation of aquatic micro-pollutants, (ii) The need for innovative and affordable wastewater treatment technologies, and (iii) Combinations of different conventional and advanced technologies, including the biological and plant-based strategies that seem most promising.
- Presents information on the micropollutants that threaten all living organisms, showing the importance and relevance of this topic
- Assesses the effects of micropollutants on surface and groundwater
- Provides solutions for the removal of micropollutants in conventional and advanced treatment processes and compares the efficiency of different processes
2. Pharmaceuticals (NSAIDS, lipid regulators, anticonvusants, antibiotics, ß-blockers and stimulants, Steroid hormones): Analysis and extraction methods in wastewater and aqueous matrices and treatment methods
3. Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals: Analysis and extraction methods in wastewater and aqueous matrices and treatment methods
4. Surfactants (ionic and Non-ionic surfactants, Linear alkylbenzene sulfonates, alkylphenol ethoxylates and phenolic derivatives): Analysis and extraction methods in wastewater and aqueous matrices and treatment methods
5. Pesticides (insecticides, herbicides and fungicides): Analysis and extraction methods in wastewater and aqueous matrices and treatment methods
6. Other trace elements and chemicals
Conclusions and trends
Afsane Chavoshani is a PhD candidate in Environmental Health Engineering, Public Health, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences. She was a Lecturer of Environmental Health Engineering, Gonabad University of Medical Sciences, Khorasan Razavi. Her main area of interest is the study of biomonitoring, water, waste water and air pollutions. She has designed her MSc and PhD thesis on "Pentachlorophenol removal form aqueous solutions by microwave/persulfate and microwave/hydrogen peroxide and "Study of the relationship between paraben concentrations with breast cancer among women in Isfahan province", respectively. Also, she is performing a project with title of "Comparative study of the indoor and outdoor air parabens concentration in Isfahan city in 2016". She has published several articles and papers in various journals, and contributed a chapter to the book "Advanced oxidation processes for waste water treatment (emerging green chemistry technology)". Also, she is a reviewer of a number of international journals.
Majid Hashemi is an Assistant Professor in Environmental Health Engineering Department at Kerman University of Medical Sciences (Iran). His areas of interest and research are Biomonitoring; Water, and Wastewater Treatment; Environmental Nanotechnology; and other Environmental Sciences fields. He is the member of the Iranian Association of Environmental Health (IAEH) and has published valuable articles in National and International Journals.
Mehdi Amin, Mohammad
Mohammad Mehdi Amin is a Professor of Environmental Health Engineering and Head Environment Research Center. He is involved in teaching postgraduate course in water treatment and also undergraduate courses in industrial and municipal collection and treatment systems. His responsibilities included monitoring of water distribution network for lack of microbial and chemical contamination as well as overseeing solid waste management practices of contract companies. Other duties included sanitation and supervision of food preparation and distribution centers from public health engineering. He is Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Environmental Health Engineering. He has presented papers at conferences both home and abroad, published articles and papers in various journals and translated several books.
Prof. Suresh C. Ameta has served as Professor and Head, Department of Chemistry, North Gujarat University Patan and M. L. Sukhadia University, Udaipur & Head, Department of Polymer Science. Now, he is serving as Dean, Faculty of Science, PAHER University, Udaipur. Prof. Ameta is a former President of the Indian Chemical Society, Kotkata and is currently Vice President. He was won a number of prizes including 2 for writing Chemistry books, a national teacher award and a Life Time Achievement Award by Indian Chemical Society. He has successfully guided 75 students for Ph. D. Dr. Ameta has more than 350 research papers and 36 books to his credit plus numerous chapters.
He has completed 5 Major Research Projects by DST, UGC, CSIR, Ministry of Energy, Govt. of India. His research areas are - Waste Water Treatment, Photochemistry, Green Chemistry, Microwave Assisted reactions, Environmental Chemistry, Nanochemistry, Solar Cells.