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Soil Biology

Electronic Waste Pollution

Environmental Occurrence and Treatment Technologies

Editors: Hashmi, Muhammad Zaffar, Varma, Ajit (Eds.)

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  • Comprehensive overview on e-waste sources and entry routes in soil, air, water and sediment
  • Addresses impact of e-waste on soil microbial community diversity
  • Provides strategies for the management of e-waste pollution
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About this book

Electronic and electric waste (e-waste), defined as end-of-life electronic products, including computers, television sets, mobile phones, transformers, capacitors, wires and cables, are a major global environmental concern. The crude recycling of e-waste releases persistent toxic substances, such as heavy metals, polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), polychlorinated dibenzodioxins (PCDDs), polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and the environmental pollution and health risks caused by the improper disposal of e-waste has become an urgent issue.

This book offers an overview of e-waste history, sources, and entry routes in soil, air, water and sediment. It also addresses e-waste transport and fate, bioavailability and biomonitoring, e-waste risk assessment, impacts on the environment and public health. In addition, it discusses the impact of e-waste on soil microbial community diversity, structure and function and reviews the treatment and management strategies, such as bioremediation and phytoremediation, as well as policies and future challenges.

Given its scope, it is a valuable resource for students, researchers and scholars in the field of electronics manufacturing, environmental science and engineering, toxicology, environmental biotechnology, soil sciences and microbial ecology, as well as and plant biotechnology.

 


About the authors

Muhammad Zaffar Hashmi

Dr. Hashmi is Assistant Professor at the Department of Meteorology, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan. He completed his PhD in Environmental Engineering at the Zhejiang University, China. Dr. Hashmi research focused on Bioremediation of contaminated soil and cell toxicology. His books: Xenobiotics in the Soil Environment and Antibiotics and Antibiotics Resistance Genes in soils published by Springer are used at icolleges, universities and research institutions all over the world.


Ajit Varma

Ajit Varma (M.Sc., Ph.D.) was professor of microbial technology at the School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, before he became Director of the AMITY Institute of Herbal & Microbial Research in 2004. Professor Varma has won a large number of coveted national and international awards for his scientific contributions and was elected Fellow of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences of India. He has lectured on various aspects of microbial sciences worldwide and has been honored for his excellence in teaching at esteemed universities. His first two books, dealing with mycorrhizal research, were published in 1991-1992 by Academic Press (UK) and have been used at innumerable colleges, universities and research institutions all over the world. Since then, he has compiled 18 books produced by leading and prestigious scientific publishing houses. 

Prof. Varma is Chief Editor of the series "Soil Biology".


Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)
  • History and Major Types of Pollutants in Electronic Waste Recycling

    Pages 1-12

    Siddique, Sunbal (et al.)

  • Biomonitoring of Electronic Waste Polluted Environment

    Pages 13-20

    Shah, Naseer Ali (et al.)

  • New Brominated Flame Retardants in the Environment of Developing Countries

    Pages 21-36

    Ali, Nadeem (et al.)

  • Status of Organophosphate Esters in the Environment of Developing Countries and Their Impact on Human Health

    Pages 37-54

    Ali, Nadeem (et al.)

  • Global Trends of E-waste Pollution and Its Impact on Environment

    Pages 55-74

    Akram, Rida (et al.)

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eBook $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-26615-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-26614-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Electronic Waste Pollution
Book Subtitle
Environmental Occurrence and Treatment Technologies
Editors
  • Muhammad Zaffar Hashmi
  • Ajit Varma
Series Title
Soil Biology
Series Volume
57
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-26615-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-26615-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-26614-1
Series ISSN
1613-3382
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 355
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations, 42 illustrations in colour
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