Environmental Chemistry for a Sustainable World

Sustainable Heavy Metal Remediation

Volume 1: Principles and Processes

Editors: Rene, E.R., Sahinkaya, E., Lewis, A., Lens, P. (Eds.)

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  • Describes physico-chemical and biological technologies implemented in practice to prevent and control the discharge of industrial heavy metal emissions
  • Covers aspects on principles, underlying mechanisms, thermodynamic functions, kinetics and modeling of different sustainable technologies used to treat heavy metal contaminated effluents
  • Provides case-studies pertaining to the use of sustainable technologies for heavy metal removal and recovery from mining and metallurgical wastes, construction and demolition wastes, spent catalysts and electronic wastes
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This book covers the principles, underlying mechanisms, thermodynamic functions, kinetics and modeling aspects of sustainable technologies, particularly from the standpoint of applying physical, chemical and biological processes for the treatment of wastewater polluted with heavy metals. Particular emphasis has been given to technologies that are based on adsorption, electro-coagulation, bio-precipitation, bio-solubilization, phytoremediation and microbial electrolysis.

Metal contamination in the environment is one of the persisting global issues. The adverse health effects of heavy metals on human beings and its impact on the environment has been well-documented. Several physico-chemical and biological technologies have been successfully implemented to prevent and control the discharge of industrial heavy metal emissions. On the contrary, metal resource depletion has also accelerated dramatically during the 20th century due to rapid advances in industrial engineering and medical sciences, which requires large amount of raw materials.

To meet the global metal demand, in recent years, novel research lines have started to focus on the recovery of metals from metal contaminated waste streams. In order to conflate both metal removal and recovery, new technologies have been successfully tested, both at the lab and pilot-scale. The target audience of this book primarily comprises of research experts, practicing engineers in the field of environmental/chemical technology and graduate students.

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Eldon Raj Rene, Senior Lecturer in Resource Recovery Technology, Department of Environmental Engineering and Water Technology, UNESCO-IHE.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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  • ISBN 978-3-319-86444-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustainable Heavy Metal Remediation
Book Subtitle
Volume 1: Principles and Processes
Editors
  • Eldon R. Rene
  • Erkan Sahinkaya
  • Alison Lewis
  • Piet Lens
Series Title
Environmental Chemistry for a Sustainable World
Series Volume
8
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-58622-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-58622-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-58621-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-86444-0
Series ISSN
2213-7114
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 283
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations, 50 illustrations in colour
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