1st Edition

Contaminants and Clean Technologies

Edited By Pankaj Chowdhary, Abhay Raj Copyright 2020
    348 Pages 63 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Contaminants and Clean Technologies provides valuable information on environmental contaminants such as industrial pollutants, micropollutants, pesticides, endocrine disruptors, pharmaceuticals, toxins, and hormones. It focuses on the various types of environmental contaminants discharged from various sources; their toxicological effects in environments, humans, animals, and plants; and their removal methods. It also covers, comprehensively, information on the contaminants released by various industries and agricultural practices, which cause severe threats to the environment.

    Features of the book:

    • Elucidates systematic information on various types of environmental contaminants, and their fate and consequences
    • Discusses contaminants such as endocrine disruptors, pharmaceutical waste, and personal care products
    • Provides an overview of physicochemical and biological treatment technologies for sustainable development
    • Details recent research finding in the area of environmental contaminants and their future challenges

    Chapter 1 Emerging Environmental Contaminants: Sources, Consequences, and Future Challenges

    Pankaj Chowdhary, Vishvas Hare, Anil K. Singh, Preeti Chaturvedi, and Soumya Pandit

    Chapter 2 Biological Treatment of Sulfate-Rich Wastewater

    Ariovaldo Jose da Silva, Bruna Sampaio de Mello, and Arnaldo Sarti

    Chapter 3 Wetland Plants: Recent Advances in Removal of Pollutants from Contaminated Site

    Poonam and Mahesh Kumar

    Chapter 4 Toxic Contaminants in Herbal Medicines

    Bhanu Kumar and Subir Kumar Bose

    Chapter 5 Toxicity Evaluation of Paper Mill Pollutants Using In Silico Toxicology Approach for Environment Safety

    Anil Kumar Singh, Pankaj Chowdhary, and Abhay Raj

    Chapter 6 Effect of Arsenic on Human Health and Its Removal through Physiochemical Techniques

    Vishvas Hare, Pankaj Chowdhary, Siddarth Boudh, Anil Kumar Singh, Sujata Mani, and Amit Kumar

    Chapter 7 Synthesis, Characterization, and Remediation Application of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles

    Sandhya Singh, Gaurav Hitkari, and Gulam Abbas

    Chapter 8 Dyes: Industrial Applications and Toxicity Profile

    Sujata Mani and Pankaj Chowdhary

    Chapter 9 Importance of Bacterial Biofilm in Bioremediation

    Rishi Pramod Babu, Soumya Pandit , Namita Khanna, Pankaj Chowdhary, Abhilasha Singh Mathuriya, and Elvis Fosso-Kankeu


    Chapter 10 Arsenic: Threat to Water as Well as Soil

    Kiran Gupta, Alka Srivastava, and Amit Kumar

    Chapter 11 Aquatic Plants as Effective Phytoremediators of Heavy Metals

    Sandip Singh Bhatti, Sartaj Ahmad Bhat, and Jaswinder Singh

    Chapter 12 Biodiesel as a Renewable Energy Source: An Alternative to Conventional Fuel

    Siddharth Boudh, Surabhi Zainith, Pankaj Chowdhary, and Sandhya Mishra

    Chapter 13 Phytoremediation of Heavy Metals-Polluted Soil

    Amjad Ali, Di Guo, Amanullah Mahar, Fazli Wahid, Parimala Gnana Soundari Arockiam Jeyasundar, Muhammad Azeem,

    Ronghua Li, and Zengqiang Zhang

    Chapter 14 Advanced Nanofiltration Membranes for Wastewater Treatment

    Oluranti Agboola, Samuel E. Sanni, Rotimi Sadiku, Patricia Popoola, and Victoria Oluwaseun Fasiku

    Chapter 15 Vermicomposting: A Sustainable Approach for Recycling of Excess Sludge

    Guangyu Cui, Sartaj Ahmad Bhat, Shuailei Li, Wenjiao Li, and Fusheng Li

    Chapter 16 Food Industries and Recycled Water: Current Strategies and New Opportunities

    Salvatore Parisi, Rajeev K. Singla, Arun Garg, and Ashok K. Dubey

    Chapter 17 Application of Biosorption Technique for Removal of Heavy Metals Present in Water or Wastewater

    Poonam and Narendra Kumar

    Chapter 18 Microalgae as Nature’s Doctor: An Aid in Saving Environment

    Trashi Singh, Tanim Arpit Singh, Payal Basu, Rani Durgavati Vishwavidhyalaya , Siddharth Boudh, and Pradeep Shukla

    Chapter 19 Smart Waste Management and Energy Extraction from Waste in Indian Smart Cities – A Review

    Shailendra Kumar Yadav, Kanagaraj Rajagopal, A.K. Priya, and Gyan Deep Sharma


    Dr. Pankaj Chowdhary was born in 1989 and completed his basic education from Gorakhpur, India. He received his B.Sc. (2009) in Zoology, Botany and Chemistry from St. Andrews College, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh (UP), India and Post graduation degree (2011) in Biotechnology from Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gorakhpur University Uttar Pradesh (UP), India. Afterward, he obtained his Ph.D. (2018) in the area of Microbiology from Department of Environmental Microbiology at Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (A Central University), Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. During Ph.D. his work has mainly focused on role of ligninolytic enzyme producing bacterial strains in the decolorizing & degradation of coloring compounds from distillery wastewater. His main research areas are Microbial Biotechnology, Biodegradation and Bioremediation of Environmental contaminants in Industrial wastewaters, and Metagenomics. He has edited two International Book entitled "Emerging and Eco-friendly Approaches for Waste Management" & "Microorganisms for Sustainable Environment and Health". He has published many research/review papers in national and international peer reviewed journals of high impact factor published by Springer, Elsevier, Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), Taylor & Francis Group and Frontiers. He has also published many National and International Book chapters & Magazine articles on the biodegradation and bioremediation of industrial pollutants. He has been presented many posters/papers relevant to his research areas in National and International conferences. He is a life member of the "Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI)", and "Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) Kolkata, India".