Removal of Emerging Contaminants Through Microbial Processes

Editors: Shah, Maulin P. (Ed.)

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  • Highlights various emerging industrial contaminants offers insights into their management
  • Discusses the importance of activated sludge processes to remove toxic pollutants
  • Assesses the potential use of several existing advanced oxidation technologies and introduces new emerging technologies
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The abundance of organic pollutants found in wastewater affect urban surface waters. Traditional wastewater management technologies focus on the removal of suspended solids, nutrients and bacteria, however, new pollutants such as synthetic or naturally occurring chemicals are often not monitored in the environment despite having the potential to enter the environment and cause adverse ecological and human health effects. Collectively referred to as "emerging contaminants," they are mostly derived from domestic activities and occur in trace concentrations ranging from pico to micrograms per liter. Environmental contaminants are resistant to conventional wastewater treatment processes and most of them remain unaffected, causing contamination of receiving water. This in turn leads to the need for advanced wastewater treatment processes capable of removing environmental contaminants to ensure safe fresh water sources. 

This book provides an up-to-date overview of the current bioremediation strategies, including their limitations, challenges and their potential application to remove environmental pollutants. It also introduces the latest trends and advances in environmental bioremediation, and presents the state-of-the-art in biological and chemical wastewater treatment processes. As such, it will appeal to researchers and policy-makers, as well as undergraduate and graduate environmental sciences students.


About the authors

Maulin P. Shah is currently the Chief Scientist & Head of the Industrial Waste Water Research Lab, Division of Applied and Environmental Microbiology Lab at Enviro Technology Ltd., India. His work involves areas ranging from applied microbiology, environmental biotechnology, bioremediation, and industrial liquid waste management to solid state fermentation, as well as assessment of the impact of industrial pollution on microbial diversity of wastewater. He has edited 25 books in the area of wastewater microbiology

Table of contents (25 chapters)

Table of contents (25 chapters)
  • Aspects of Microbial Biofilms in Water Treatment

    Pages 1-21

    Dey, Riddha (et al.)

  • New Bioremediation Technologies to Remove Heavy Metals and Radionuclides

    Pages 23-45

    Sengupta, Shubhalakshmi (et al.)

  • Removal of Heavy Metals Using Bentonite Clay and Inorganic Coagulants

    Pages 47-69

    Thakur, Amit K. (et al.)

  • Advanced Oxidation Processes for Wastewater Remediation: An Overview

    Pages 71-93

    Khan, Samreen Heena (et al.)

  • Rhizoremediation of Heavy Metal- and Xenobiotic-Contaminated Soil: An Eco-Friendly Approach

    Pages 95-113

    Verma, Pramila (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Removal of Emerging Contaminants Through Microbial Processes
Editors
  • Maulin P. Shah
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-5901-3
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-5901-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-5900-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 542
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations, 48 illustrations in colour
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