Contaminants and Clean Technologies: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Contaminants and Clean Technologies

1st Edition

Edited by Pankaj Chowdhary, Abhay Raj

CRC Press

384 pages | 63 B/W Illus.

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Hardback: 9780367225995
pub: 2020-03-19
Available for pre-order. Item will ship after 19th March 2020

FREE Standard Shipping!


Contaminants and Clean Technologies provides valuable information on environmental contaminants like industrial pollutants, micropollutants, pesticides, endocrine disruptors, pharmaceuticals, toxins, hormones, etc. It focuses on the various types of environmental contaminants discharged from various sources, their toxicological effects in environments, humans, animals, and plants as well as 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, its fate and consequences
  • Discusses contaminants like endocrine disruptors, pharmaceuticals waste, personal care products
  • Provides an overview of physico-chemical and biological treatment technologies for sustainable development
  • Details recent research finding in the area of environmental contaminants and their future challenges

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Emerging environmental contaminants: Sources, consequences and future challenges.

Chapter 2 Biological treatment of rich sulfate wastewater

Chapter 3 Wetland plants: Recent advances in pollutants removal from contaminate site

Chapter 4 Toxic contaminants in herbal medicines

Chapter 5 Toxicity evaluation of paper mill pollutants using In Silico toxicology approach for environment safety

Chapter 6 Arsenic effect on human health and its removal approach through physiochemical techniques

Chapter 7 Synthesis, characterization and remediation application of iron oxide nanoparticles

Chapter 8 Dyes: Industrial applications and toxicity profile

Chapter 9 Importance of bacterial biofilm in bioremediation

Chapter 10 Arsenic: Threat to water as well as soil

Chapter 11 Aquatic plants as effective phytoremediators of heavy metals

Chapter 12 Biodiesel as a renewable energy source: An alternative to conventional fuel

Chapter 13 Phytoremediation of heavy metals polluted soil

Chapter 14 Advanced Nanofiltration Membranes for Wastewater Treatment

Chapter 15 Vermicomposting: A sustainable approach for recycling of excess sludge

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

Chapter 17 Application of biosorption technique for removal of heavy metals present in water or wastewater

Chapter 18 Microalgae as nature’s doctor: an aid in saving environment

Chapter 19 Smart waste management and energy extraction from waste in Indian smart cities – A review

About the Editors

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".

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Environmental
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General