This book highlights the innovations and techniques to identify and treat emerging pollutants in waste and polluted water. It begins with the classification of emerging pollutants and is followed by a review on existing detection and elimination techniques as well as the current regulations in place. Subsequent chapters cover membrane-based separation processes, polymer-based or resin-based water filters, functional materials, nanomaterials-based adsorbents, microplastics and a summary of the potential solutions in treating or removing emerging pollutants.
- Presents an overview of current and developing treatment technologies for water polluted with emerging pollutants
- Gives an in-depth account and analysis of advanced materials and methods for separation and treatment
- Reviews analytical techniques applied to detect emerging pollutants
- Discusses the overall effect of policies on current chemicals/plastics/APIs in the market
- Includes pertinent case studies and regulations
This book is aimed at researchers, professionals and graduate students in environmental, civil and chemical engineering and waste and drinking water treatment.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Emerging Pollutants and Their Treatment Techniques. 2. Methods to Detect Emerging Pollutants. 3. Limitations of Existing Treatment Techniques in Removing Emerging Pollutants. 4. Membrane Processes for Removal Emerging Pollutants. 5. Polymer/Resin-based Techniques to Removal of Emerging Pollutants. 6. Functional Materials-based Microcleaners and Adsorbents. 7. Nanomaterials-Based Water Filter for Emerging Pollutants. 8. Micro-plastic Pollutants: Identification, Detection and Removal Techniques. 9. Nanocleaners, Nano-Pollutants and Nanotoxicity. 10. Policies Efforts to Curb Use of Plastics and Removal of Emerging Pollutants.
S.K. Nataraj is currently working as a Professor at Centre for Nano and Material Sciences (CNMS), Jain University, Bangalore, India.