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Batch Adsorption Process of Metals and Anions for Remediation of Contaminated Water

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ISBN 9780367436483
March 18, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
296 Pages 14 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Adsorption is one of the method that is in use for remediation of contaminated water. The experimental factors affecting the batch mode of adsorption of various metals and inorganic anions are discussed in this book. The elemental contaminants have been categorized into four major categories i.e. major toxic elements; essential elements having toxicity on excessive exposure; miscellaneous elements having undetermined effects; non-toxic elements having trivial or unidentified significance. In addition, anions like nitrate, perchlorate and sulphate as water contaminants are considered. This unique volume fills a niche in the area of water treatment.

Key Features:

  • Provides practitioners with the background they need to understand and apply batch adsorption processes to the purification of water
  • Describes the actions of adsorption capacity or percentage removal with respect to factors affecting the adsorption process
  • Excellent source of information for those working in the industry for remediation of metals and anions
  • Discusses the current era of Anthropocene which is highly dependent on the anthropogenic mineral sources for its sustenance

Table of Contents


List of Authors

List of Abbreviations

1.      Introduction

2.      Adsorbents: Classification, Characteristics, Chemical nature and Interaction with Contaminants

3.      Impact of factors on remediation of major toxic elements (vanadium, chromium, nickel, arsenic, strontium, cadmium, mercury, lead, uranium) via batch adsorption process

4.      Remediation of essential elements exerting toxicity on excessive exposure (Mn, Co, Cu, Zn, Se) via batch adsorption in response to variable factors and elucidation of mechanism for the batch adsorption process

5.      Impact of factors on remediation of miscellaneous (Fe, Cs) and non-toxic elements (Sc, Ti, Ga, Ge) via batch adsorption process

6.      Impact of factors on remediation of anions (fluoride, nitrate, perchlorate and sulphate) via batch adsorption process

7.      Impact of initial concentration, adsorbent dose and ionic strength on batch adsorption of metals and anions, and elucidation of the mechanism

8.      Kinetics, isotherm and thermodynamic studies for batch adsorption of metals and anions, and management of adsorbent after adsorption process

9.      References

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Dr Deepak Gusain: the author is assistant professor at Department of Environmental Studies in PGDAV (Evening) College, University of Delhi. He has completed his masters in environmental studies from University of Delhi. The author completed his Ph.D. from Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University) Varanasi, followed by post-doctoral fellowship at Institute for Water and Wastewater Technology, Durban university of Technology. His Ph.D.  research focussed on  the remediation of chromium and cadmium from aqueous solution using nano-crystalline material. In addition to this, he investigated the effect of linear and non-linear curve fitting on estimation of isotherm and, kinetic and thermodynamic parameters during adsorption process.  

Professor Faizal Bux - the author is a Professor and Director of the Institute for Water and Wastewater Technology, Durban university of Technology. His affiliations also include Fellow of the International Water Association, Royal Society of Chemistry, Water Institute of Southern Africa and member of the Academy of Science of South Africa. He has won several national and international awards and published extensively.  The group of Faizal Bux works on wastewater treatment and reuse, wastewater beneficiation and health related microbiology, bioremediation, algal biotechnology and constructed wetlands.