1st Edition

Advanced Materials and Technologies for Wastewater Treatment

Edited By Sreedevi Upadhyayula, Amita Chaudhary Copyright 2022
    388 Pages 66 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Advanced Materials and Technologies for Wastewater Treatment discusses the methods and technologies of physical, chemical, biological, and thermo-catalytic treatment techniques. It includes the treatment of waste generated by municipal, agro-industry, and other industries including chemical, biomedical, pharmaceutical, textile, and other sectors.


    • Covers implementation of advanced water and wastewater treatment techniques, with a focus on pollutant or pathogen removal
    • Includes qualitative and quantitative analyses
    • Focuses on physical, chemical, and biological treatment technologies
    • Discusses the advancements of materials and technologies applicable to both potable water and wastewater from industrial and municipal sources
    • Explores future challenges and viable solutions

    This book is aimed at chemical and environmental engineers and researchers seeking a thorough treatment of innovative water treatment materials and techniques for practical applications.


    Chapter 1 Introduction to Wastewater

    Mamta Saiyad

    Chapter 2 Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of Water

    C R Venkateswara Rao

    Chapter 3 Need for Advanced Materials and Technologies:

    The Sustainability Argument

    Neeraj Kumari, Sushma, and Firdaus Parveen

    Chapter 4 Physical Processes in Wastewater Treatment

    Ning Zhang, Ankur Dwivedi, and Amita Chaudhary

    Chapter 5 Polymers as Coagulants for Wastewater Treatment

    Sai Harsha Bhamidipati, Dharani Prasad Vadlamudi,

    and Sudheshna Moka

    Chapter 6 Ultrasonic Wastewater Treatment

    Gul Afreen and Sreedevi Upadhyayula

    Chapter 7 Chemistry in Wastewater Treatment

    Sonali Sengupta and Chandan Kumar Pal

    Chapter 8 Advanced Oxidation Processes for Wastewater Treatment

    Gunjan Deshmukh and Haresh Manyar

    Chapter 9 Catalytic Ozonation Processes for Wastewater Treatment

    Jose A. Lara-Ramos, Fiderman Machuca-Martinez,

    Miguel A. Mueses, and Jennyfer Diaz-Angulo

    Chapter 10 Biological/Biochemical Processes in Wastewater Treatment

    Mushtaq Ahmad Rather and Parveena Bano

    Chapter 11 Role of Biochar in Water Treatment

    Biswajit Saha and Sonali Sengupta

    Chapter 12 Microalgae for Removing Pharmaceutical Compounds

    from Wastewater

    Eliana M. Jimenez-Bambague, Aura C. Ortiz-Escobar,

    Carlos A. Madera-Parra, and Fiderman Machuca-Martinez

    Chapter 13 Processes for the Treatment of Industrial Wastewater

    Nimish Shah, Ankur H. Dwivedi, and Shibu G. Pillai

    Chapter 14 Sustainable Technologies for Wastewater Treatment

    Pablo Ortiz

    Chapter 15 Challenges, Innovations, and Future Prospects in

    Transforming Future Wastewater Treatment Plants into

    Resource Recovery Facilities

    Krishna Kumar Nedunuri


    Prof. Sreedevi Upadhyayula started her career as a senior design engineer for refinery systems and is currently a Professor in Chemical Engineering Department at IIT Delhi, India. Her research interests include synthesis and characterization of adsorbents and catalytic materials for photocatalysis applied to waste water treatment and other pollutant mitigation, modeling of environmentally benign reactions in refineries and petrochemical industry heterogeneous catalysis, kinetics and modeling of environmentally benign reactions in refineries and petrochemical industry.

    Dr. Amita Chaudhary completed her doctoral degree in “Development of low-cost absorbent for capturing CO2 from post combustion systems” from Chemical Engineering Department, IIT Delhi, INDIA. She is currently working as an assistant professor at Nirma University, Ahmedabad, India. She has She has done her UG and PG in Chemistry Honours and Organic Chemistry from C.C.S University, Meerut, India respectively. Her research interests are in wastewater treatment, waste management, and CO2 sequestration and utilization. Her research work has been published in reputed journals.