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Separations of Water Pollutants with Nanotechnology. Separation Science and Technology Volume 15

  • Book

  • April 2022
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 5483887

Separations of Water Pollutants with Nanotechnology, the latest volume in the Separation Science and Technology series, offers new solutions for remediating water pollution utilizing nanomaterials with separation methods. Current water purification methods are unsuitable, inconvenient or expensive, so there is a need for new and better processes and techniques. Nanomaterials can purify water by removing pollutants such as heavy metals, pathogens, organic compounds, inorganic compounds, pharmaceuticals, and chemicals of emerging concern. These can effectively replace membrane-based methods if the right expertise is developed-this book helps separation scientists do just that. Existing water treatment problems can be solved by applying a nanotechnology-based processes: antimicrobial nanotechnology, zero-valent iron nanoparticles, nanoadsorbents, nano-enhanced membranes, nanometal oxides, and nano photocatalysts. The current literature places emphasis on materials chemistry rather than the separation methods used for water purification. This new volume presents a collection of chapters that deal with remediation based on separation chemistry.

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Table of Contents

1. Overview
2. Detecting nanomaterials
3. Assessing the environmental impact of anthropogenic nanoparticles
4. A review of nanomaterials for water purification
5. Association of nanoparticles with genetic materials
6. Enhancing water security
7. Nanomembranes
8. Inorganic nanoadsorbents
9. Remediation of VOC
10. Micro- and nanostructured cellulose-based scaffold for water purification
11. Plant derived bionanomaterials and their applications
12. Remediation of heavy metals
13. Remediation of pharmaceuticals
14. Remediation of pesticides
15. Remediation of contaminants of emerging concern
16. Photocatalytic degradation of antibiotics
17. Sustainable nanotechnolgy


Satinder Ahuja President, Ahuja Consulting for Water Quality, Calabash, NC, USA. Satinder Ahuja is a leading expert on water quality improvement. He earned his PhD in analytical chemistry from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. He worked for Novartis Corp. in various leadership positions for over 25 years and taught as an adjunct professor at Pace University for over 10 years. As president of Ahuja Consulting, he advises on water quality issues relating to chemicals and pharmaceuticals. A member of the executive committee of the Rivers of the World Foundation (ROW), Dr. Ahuja has organized numerous global symposia on improving water quality, including presentations for the American Chemical Society and UNESCO. Dr. Ahuja has published numerous papers and more than 25 books. His latest books are Contaminants in Our Water (ACS, 2020); Evaluating Water Quality to Prevent Future Disasters (Elsevier, 2019); Advances in Water Purification Techniques (Elsevier, 2019); and Chemistry and Water (Elsevier, 2017).