1st Edition

Emergent Pollutants in Freshwater Plankton Communities Ecological Effects and Sustainable Mitigation Strategies

Edited By Osikemekha A. Anani, Maulin P. Shah Copyright 2025
    224 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Emergent Pollutants in Freshwater Plankton Communities introduces the environmental and health monitoring techniques for emergent pollutants and their influences on the community structure of lentic freshwater plankton. It highlights the challenges posed by the improper treatment or disposal of industrial pharmaceutical wastes, which could cause numerous related environmental and health risks. It also suggests possible sustainable mitigation techniques for the treatment of emerging pollutants. Further, it addresses the issues of regulatory and monitoring frameworks, and reviews laws governing the management and disposal of wastes. This book will help students, researchers, and professionals address the underlying issues of waste water pollutants from various industries, and ideally provide methods to achieve a sustainable and pollutant-free environment for the present and future generations.

    • Presents detailed information regarding emergent pollutant effects on freshwater organisms, as well as mitigation and remediation techniques.

    • Discusses foundational information regarding issues of wastes water pollutants from pharmaceuticals, personal care products/cosmetics, and from other various industries.
    • Examines several sustainable mitigation techniques for the treatment of waste pollutants.
    • Addresses the issues of regulatory and monitoring frameworks, and reviews laws governing the disposal and management of waste.

    Chapter 1. Emerging Pollutant Compounds Challenges for Freshwater Ecologists


    Chapter 2. Transgenerational and ecological effect of pharmaceuticals and cosmetic wastes on plankton community


    Chapter 3. Analytical study of the environmental effects of emergent pollutants on plankton community


    Chapter 4. Role of emergent pollutants on the macro-community of planktons: Ecosystem influence


    Chapter 5. Occurrence and Fate of Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Wastes on Plankton Consortia


    Chapter 6: Influence of Cosmetic and Pharmaceutical Wastes on community of Plankton


    Chapter 7. Zooplankton and phytoplankton community: Influence of Personal care products, Legislative Status, and Possible Remediation


    Chapter 8. Bacteria and algae Consortia in Aquatic Ecosystem and the Effects of Personal Care Products on their Ecological Role


    Chapter 9. Effects of Personal Care Products on Surface Water floating organisms


    Chapter 10.  Physical and Biological Removal of the Mass Load of Emergent Pollutants from Waste Treatment Facilities


    Chapter 11. Economic Management and Challenges Faced in the Management of Emergent Pollutant


    Chapter 12.  Legislative Framework in Addressing Emergent Pollutants and Ecological Impacts


    Dr. Osikemekha Anthony Anani is a Senior lecturer in the Department of Animal and Environmental Biology, Ecotoxicology and Hydrobiology Unit, Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State, Nigeria. His academic qualifications are B.Sc. (Ed.) (Hons.) Biology and Education (2006) in the prestigious Delta State University Abraka, MSc. Environmental Quality Management (2013), and Ph.D. Environmental Quality Management (2017) in the respected University of Benin, Benin City, both in Nigeria.

    His areas of proficiency are pollution studies, ecotoxicology, ecology, forensic and aquatic biology, hydrobiology, benthology, malacology, ecological and health risk valuation, and conservation of plants and animals.

    Dr. Anani has over 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications in international and national scientific journals. 11 presentations at local and international conferences, 58 Scopus papers and over 11 Web of Science. His published academic pieces can be found in the following links: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=5LvCxrYAAAAJ&hl=en; ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6277-3314, https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Anani_Anthony;

    https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=56470817000; https://loop.frontiersin.org/people/1286170/overview and https://www.webofscience.com/wos/author/search.

    He leads a research group in the laboratory for ecotoxicology and hydrobiology at the same university, which focuses on environmental sustainability, pollution monitoring, effects of climate change, and global warming.

    Maulin P. Shah, currently working as a Deputy General Manager – Industrial Wastewater Research Lab, Division of Applied and Environmental Microbiology Lab at Enviro Technology Ltd., Ankleshwar, Gujarat, India, received his Ph.D. (2002-2005) in Environmental Microbiology from Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat. He served as an Assistant Professor at Godhra, Gujarat University in 2001. He is a Microbial Biotechnologist with diverse research interests. A group of research scholars is working under his guidance on the areas ranging from Applied Microbiology, Environmental Biotechnology, Bioremediation, and Industrial Liquid Waste Management to solid state fermentation. His primary interest is the environment, the quality of our living resources and the ways that bacteria can help to manage and degrade toxic waste and restore environmental health. Consequently, He is very interested in genetic adaptation processes in bacteria, the mechanisms by which they deal with toxic substances, how they react to pollution in general and how we can apply microbial processes in a useful way (like bacterial bioreporters). One of our major interests is to study how bacteria evolve and adapt to use organic pollutants as novel growth substrates. Bacteria with new degradation capabilities are often selected in polluted environments and have accumulated small (mutations) and large genetic changes (transpositions, recombination, and horizontally transferred elements). His work has been focused on assessing the impact of industrial pollution on microbial diversity of wastewater following cultivation dependent and cultivation independent analysis. His major work involves isolation, screening, identification and Genetic Engineering of high impact of Microbes for the degradation of hazardous materials. He has more than 200 research publications in highly reputed national and international journals. He directs the Research program at Enviro Technology Ltd., Ankleshwar. He has guided more than 100 Post Graduate students in various disciplines of Life Science. He is an active Editorial Board Member in more than 150 highly reputed Journal’s in the field of Environmental & Biological Sciences. He was Founder Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Environmental Bioremediation and Biodegradation (2012-2014) as well as Journal of Applied and Environmental Microbiology (2012-2014) (Science and Education Publishing, USA).  He is actively engaged as an Editorial Board Member in 32 Journals of high repute (Elsevier, Springer, Taylor & Francis, RSC, Wiley, KeAi, De Gruyter) He is also serving as a reviewer in various journals of national and international repute. He has edited more than 200 books in wastewater microbiology, environmental microbiology, bioremediation, hazardous waste treatment.