1st Edition

Emerging Technologies in Wastewater Treatment

Edited By Maulin P. Shah Copyright 2023
    262 Pages 28 Color & 12 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    262 Pages 28 Color & 12 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

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    Emerging technologies in wastewater treatment plant is an ecological, profitable and natural technology designed to eliminate heavy metals, radionuclides, xenobiotic compounds, organic waste, pesticides, etc. from contaminated sites or industrial downloads through biological means. Since this technology is used in conditions on site, it does not physically disturb the site unlike conventional methods, that is, chemical or mechanical methods. In this technology, higher plants or microbes are used alone or in combination for the phytoextraction of heavy metals from sites contaminated with metals. Through microbial interventions, metals are immobilized or mobilized through redox conversions in contaminated sites. If they are mobilized, accumulating metal plants are placed to accumulate metals in their bodies. Next, metal-loaded plants are collected and recycled to reduce the volume of waste and then, disposed of as hazardous materials or used for the recovery of precious metals, if possible. In case of immobilization, metals are no longer available to be toxic to organisms. There are very few books published on the proposed theme. A good number of books have been published on environmental bioremediation, but the proposed book is a new and an innovative proposal specifically in wastewater treatment. Looking into the importance of emerging technologies in wastewater treatment research, the book will have a high and applicable value in industrial wastewater treatment research.


    • The book highlights the importance of emerging technologies in the wastewater treatment plant to clean up the environment from pollution caused by human activities.
    • It assesses the potential application of several existing bioremediation techniques and introduces new emerging technologies.
    • It is an updated vision of the existing emerging technologies in environmental bioremediation strategies with their limitations and challenges and their potential application to remove environmental pollutants.
    • It also introduces the new trends and advances in environmental bioremediation with a thorough discussion of recent developments in this field.
    • Highlights the importance of bioremediation to deal with the ever-increasing number of environmental pollutants.

    Chapter 1: Emerging Nanotechnologies for Detection and Removal of Metal Ions from Aquatic Environment

    Chapter 2: Emerging Pollutants removal using Biochar in Wastewater: A Critical Review

    Chapter 3: Microbial Biofilms for Waste Water Treatment

    Chapter 4: Emerging technologies and their advancements towards wastewater treatment from various industries

    Chapter 5: Nanobiotechnology in wastewater treatment

    Chapter 6: Emerging role of Internet of Things (IoT) for wastewater management: sensing, treatment and process optimization

    Chapter 7: Advanced Technological Options for Treatment of Wastewater

    Chapter 8: Electroflotation process: principles and applications

    Chapter 9: Removal of Emerging Contaminants present Wastewater by Electrocoagulation Process

    Chapter 10: Emerging Innovative Technologies for Wastewater Treatment

    Chapter 11: Bio strategies for the removal of contaminants of emerging concern (CEC) from wastewater

    Chapter 12: Nanotechnology based remediation techniques to eliminate heavy metal pollutants from wastewater

    Chapter 13: Microplastics in wastewater: A review of the current knowledge on Detection, Occurrence and Removal

    Chapter 14: Emerging nanofiber technology for the removal of metal ions in wastewater treatment plants

    Chapter 15: Quantitative image analysis as a valuable tool to assess aerobic wastewater treatment systems


    Maulin P. Shah 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 his 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 to assess the impact of industrial pollution on microbial diversity of wastewater following cultivation dependant and cultivation independent analysis. He has more than 280 research publication in highly reputed national and international journals. He is Editorial Board Member in CLEAN-Soil, Air, Water- Wiley, Current Pollution Reports- Springer Nature, Environmental Technology & Innovation-Elsevier, Journal of Biotechnology & Biotechnological Equipment-Taylor & Francis, Current Microbiology- Springer Nature, Eco toxicology (Microbial Eco toxicology)-Springer Nature, Geo Microbiology- Taylor & Francis , Applied Water Science - Springer Nature, Archives of Microbiology-Springer, Journal of Applied Microbiology-Wiley, Letters in Applied Microbiology-Wiley, Green Technology, Resilience and Sustainability-Springer, Biomass Conversion & Bio refinery-Springer, Journal of Basic Microbiology-Wiley, Energy Nexus-Elsevier, e Prime – Elsevier, IET Nano biotechnology-Wiley, Cleaner and Circular Bioeconomy – Elsevier, International Microbiology - Springer has edited 75 books in wastewater microbiology, industrial wastewater treatment. He has edited 20 special issues on Industrial Wastewater Treatment & Research theme on highly impact factor journals with Elsevier, Springer, Wiley, Taylor & Francis.