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Advances in Water Treatment and Pollution Prevention

Sharma, Sanjay K., Sanghi, Rashmi (Eds.)

2012, XX, 460 p.

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  • Presents recent reviews on the topical field of water pollution
  • Edited by an academic of international distinction
  • Contains contributions featuring fluoride chemistry and water sustainability issues
Advances in Water Treatment and Pollution Prevention explores the most up-to-date studies in the field of water pollution. More specifically, this book examines the causes and effects of this threatening phenomenon and identifies the preventive measures that can be taken to contain, and even to defeat, water pollution worldwide.

The papers gathered in this volume pinpoint the need to implement greener water treatments to prevent water pollution from impacting ecosystems, human well-being and economies any further. They also successfully outline the processes that have been studied, optimized and developed so far to sustain our environment.

Advances in Water Treatment and Pollution Prevention will represent a valuable resource to academic researchers, students, institutions, environmentalists, and anyone interested in environmental policies aimed at safeguarding both the quality and the quantity of water.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » chemical oxygen demand (COD) - industrial effluent - phytoremediation - water pollution

Related subjects » Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Engineering - Pollution and Remediation - Sustainable Development - Water Quality, Pollution and Health

Table of contents 

GREEN PRACTICES TO SAVE OUR PRECIOUS ‘WATER RESOURCE’ (Sanjay K. Sharma, Rashmi Sanghi and Ackmez Mudhoo).- WATER PATHWAYS THROUGH THE AGES: FROM EARLY AQUEDUCTS TO NEXT GENERATION OF  WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANTS (Giusy Lofrano, Jeanette Brown and Giovanni De Feo).- THE REMOVAL OF ILLICIT DRUGS AND METABOLITES DURING WASTEWATER AND DRINKING WATER TREATMENT (Alexander L.N. van Nuijs and Adrian Covaci).- REMOVAL OF DYES AND PIGMENTS FROM INDUSTRIAL EFFLUENTS (Tjoon Tow Teng, Ling Wei Low).- HEAVY METAL REMOVAL THROUGH BIOSORPTIVE PATHWAYS (Jinsheng sun, Yulan Ji, Fang Cai, Jing Li).- MESOPOROUS-ASSEMBLED NANOCRYSTAL PHOTOCATALYSTS FOR DEGRADATION OF AZO DYES (Thammanoon Sreethawong) MICROWAVE–ASSISTED ORGANIC POLLUTANTS DEGRADATION (Ackmez Mudhoo).- DIRECT FLOCCULATION PROCESS FOR WASTEWATER TREATMENT (Mei Fong Chong).- COMBINED MACROMOLECULAR ADSORPTION AND COAGULATION FOR IMPROVEMENT OF MEMBRANE SEPARATION IN WATER TREATMENT (Mohammed Al-Abri, Chedly Tizaoui and Nidal Hilal).- HYBRID SONOCHEMICAL TREATMENT OF CONTAMINATED WASTEWATER: SONOPHOTOCHEMICAL AND SONOELECTROCHEMICAL APPROACHES. PART I: DESCRIPTION OF THE TECHNIQUES (B. Neppolian, M. Ashokkumar, I. Tudela, J. González-García).- HYBRID SONOCHEMICAL TREATMENTS OF WASTEWATER: SONOPHOTOCHEMICAL AND SONOELECTROCHEMICAL APPROACHES. PART II: SONOPHOTOCATALYTIC AND SONOELECTROCHEMICAL DEGRADATION OF ORGANIC POLLUTANTS (B. Neppolian, M. Ashokkumar, V. Sáez, M.D. Esclapez and P. Bonete).- NATURE IS THE ANSWER: WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT BY NEW NATURAL-BASED AGENTS (Jesús Sánchez-Martín and Jesús Beltrán-Heredia).- POLYSACCHARIDE-BASED MACROMOLECULAR MATERIALS FOR DECOLORISATION OF TEXTILE EFFLUENTS (Vandana Singh, Tulika Malviya, Rashmi Sanghi).- WASTEWATER TREATMENT WITH CONCOMITANT BIOENERGY PRODUCTION USING MICROBIAL FUEL CELLS (Liping Huang, Shaoan Cheng, Daniel J. Hassett, and Tingyue Gu).

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