1st Edition

Advanced Oxidation Processes for Micropollutant Remediation

    252 Pages 50 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Advanced Oxidation Processes for Micropollutant Remediation covers current state-of-the-art in advanced oxidation processes (AOP) for removal of micropollutants from industrial and pharmaceutical wastewater. It covers various AOP-based techniques like Fenton process, ozonation, hydrogen peroxide, ultraviolet radiation, electrochemical oxidation, ultrasonic irradiation, and other hybrid technologies. It focuses on aspects like impact of micropollutants on the ecosystems, different types of AOPs, their principles, applications, and challenges in implementing these techniques and their future perspectives.


    • Presents state-of-the-art in advanced oxidation processes (AOP) techniques along with hybrid technologies
    • Covers latest advances in technological know-how for remediation of wastewater soiled with micropollutants
    • Discusses pressing environmental pollution issues associated with AOPs needed for wastewater remediation
    • Presents future perspective as well as techno-economic analysis in implementing various AOPs
    • Reviews strategies to limit the micropollutants in water bodies

    This book is aimed at graduate students and researchers in chemical and industrial engineering, environmental science, and wastewater treatment.

    1. Introduction to Micropollutants.
    Khalid Ansari, Moonis Ali Khan.

    2. Homogenous advanced oxidation processes.
    Muhammad Asam Raza, Umme Farwa, Muhammad Waseem Mumtaz, Hamid Mukhtar, Umer Rashid.

    3. Heterogenous advanced oxidation process.
    Abdul Sattar Jatoi, Zubair Hashmi, Nabisab Mubarak Mujawar, Rama Rao Karri.

    4. Photochemical and sonochemical strategies in Advanced Oxidation Processes for micropollutants treatments.
    Franklin Vargas, Edmanuel Lucena-Mendoza, Tamara Zoltan, Yesica Torres, Miguel León, Beatriz Angulo, Gabriel Ibrahin Tovar.

    5. Kinetic modelling of the water-soluble polymers' photodegradation process.
    Nadeem A Khan, Afzal Husain Khan,Viola Vambol, Sergi Vambol, Nabisab Mujawar Mubarak, Rama Rao Karri.

    6. Application of UV/TiO2 and UV/H2O2 systems for the micropollutants treatment process.
    Yuri Park and Allison L. Mackie.

    7. Emerging materials in advanced oxidation processes for micro-pollutant treatment process.
    Anup Singh, Jashandeep Singh, Ajay Vasishth, Shashank Priya, Ashok Kumar and Shyam Sundar Pattnaik.

    8. Fenton, Photo-Fenton, and Electro-Fenton system for micro-pollutant treatment processes.
    Anjan Deb, Jannatul Rumky.

    9. Techno-economic assessment of the application of advanced oxidation processes for the removal of seasonal and year-round contaminants from drinking water.
    Reece Lima-Thompson and Stephanie Leah Gora.

    10. Current challenges and future prospects in AOPs.
    Pratibha Biswal, Umit Gunes, Mohamed M. Awad.


    Dr. Mohammad Khalid is a Professor and Head of Graphene and Advanced 2D Materials Research Group at the School of Engineering and Technology, Sunway University, Malaysia. He completed his bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University, India, Masters in Chemical and Environmental Engineering from Universiti Putra Malaysia, and PhD in Engineering from International Islamic University, Malaysia. Prior to joining Sunway University, he was an associate professor in the Department of Chemical & Environmental Engineering at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus. His primary research interests are in advanced nanomaterial synthesis for energy harvesting, storage, and conversion. He has over 200 peer-reviewed scientific articles to his credit, as well as six edited books and five patents. For the year 2021, he was named one of the top 2% of the world's most influential scientists in the field of material science. He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), U.K.

    Dr Yuri Park holds a PhD degree in Chemistry from the Queensland University of Technology (2013). After that, she joined the Department of Green Chemistry (DGC), Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT), Finland, where she worked as an Assistant Professor. Later, she was inducted into the Brain Pool Program (BP Program) in Korea and is currently a Research Professor at Seoul National University of Science and Technology, Institute of Environmental Technology. She has core competence in the synthesis of sustainable nanomaterials and their application for environmental remediation application, using advanced water treatment methods, particularly with Advanced oxidation processes (AOPs), including UV, Ozone, and photo(electro)catalysis, and chemical analysis of environmental contaminants including analytical method development/validation. The main outlets for her articles in the past seven years are quartile one (Q1) international journals in the fields of chemistry, material science, earth & planetary science and environmental science and engineering. Examples of high impact journals in which she published her work include Environmental Science & Technology, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Science of the Total Environment, Journal of Chromatography A, Chemical Engineering Journal, Chemosphere, Journal of Chromatography A, Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology, and Journal of Environmental Engineering

    Dr. Rama Rao Karri is a Professor (Sr. Asst) in Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Brunei, Brunei Darussalam. He has obtained his PhD in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, Masters from IIT Kanpur, and Bachelors from Andhra University College of Engineering, Visakhapatnam. He has worked as a Post-Doctoral research fellow at NUS, Singapore for about six years and has over 18 years of working experience in Academics, Industry, and Research. He has led the water resources cluster team at UTB (2015-2017), focusing on Water-Energy Nexus, Smart Water and Environmental Management. His research activities mainly focus on developing modelling methods for systems with inherent uncertainties in multidisciplinary fields. He has experience of working in multidisciplinary fields and has expertise in various evolutionary optimization techniques and process modeling. He has published 150+ research articles in reputed journals, book chapters and conference proceedings with a combined Impact factor of 479.2 and has an h-index of 24 (Scopus - citations: 2100+) and 26 (Google Scholar -citations: 2500+). Among 75 journal publications, 60 articles published are Q1 and high IF journals. He is an editorial board member in 10 renowned journals and peer-review member for more than 93 reputed journals, and peer reviewed more than 410 articles. Also, he handled 112 articles as an editor.

    He also has the distinction of being listed in the top 2% of the world’s most influential scientists in the area of environmental sciences and chemical for Year 2021. The List of the Top 2% Scientists in the World compiled and published by Stanford University is based on their international scientific publications, number of scientific citations for research, and participation in the review and editing of scientific research. He is also a recipient of Publons Peer Reviewer Award as top 1% of global peer reviewers for Environment & Ecology and Crossfield categories for the year 2019. He is also delegating as advisory board member for many international conferences. He held a position as Editor-in-Chief (2019-2021) in International Journal of Chemoinformatics and Chemical Engineering, IGI Global, USA. He is also Associate editor in Scientific Reports, Nature Group (IF:4.996) & International Journal of Energy and Water Resources (IJEWR). He is also a Managing Guest editor for Spl. Issues: 1) "Magnetic nano composites and emerging applications", in Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering (IF: 7.968), 2) "Novel CoronaVirus (COVID-19) in Environmental Engineering Perspective", in Journal of Environmental Science and Pollution Research (IF: 5.19), r. 3) "Nanocomposites for the Sustainable Environment", in Applied Sciences Journal (IF: 2.679). He along with his mentor, Prof. Venkateswarlu has authored the book, "Optimal state estimation for process monitoring, diagnosis and control". He is also co-editor and managing editor for nine edited books.

    Dr. Rashmi Walvekar is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Xiamen University Malaysia Campus. She did her PhD in Engineering from International Islamic University, Malaysia, Masters in chemical and environmental engineering from the University Putra Malaysia and her bachelor's in chemical engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University, India. Her research includes nanofluid synthesis for heat transfer application, deep eutectic solvents as green alternative solvents, recycling of waste rubber tires, nanomaterial production from biomass, nanolubricants and solar energy harvesting and storage. She has published more than 170 research articles in peer-reviewed journals and has an H-index of 34. Her other research output includes two edited books and four patents. She is also a Chartered Chemical Engineer and a Chartered Member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), U.K.