1st Edition

Persistent Organic Pollutants in the Environment
Origin and Role

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ISBN 9780367512880
August 9, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
392 Pages 49 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) are toxic, degradation resistant, bio accumulative, and display wide spatial distribution which has been linked to mutagenic, reproductive and immunological disorders. In Stockholm Convention, a global treaty was agreed and envisaged to minimize and ultimately eliminate the release of POPs into the environment. The present compilation regarding POPs focusses on the sources, atmospheric behavior, terrestrial and aquatic food chain transfer, human exposure and fate aspects of this important class of chemicals including topical issues like temporal trends in contamination. Furthermore, chemical characteristics of individual POPs is also addressed.


  • Provides better understanding of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) and how they affect humans and ecosystems.
  • Includes genesis, categories, environmental fate and behavior, and associated hazards.
  • Reviews analytical techniques involved in detection, human exposure and management.
  • Discusses environmental dynamics of POPs.
  • Focus is on the comprehensive account of PCDD/Fs, PCBs, and PAH; other organochlorine POPs such as DDT, lindane, and dieldrin.

This book is aimed at researchers, professionals and graduate students in Life Science, Occupational Health and Safety, Chemical Engineering and Environmental Engineering.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Environmental Dynamics of Persistent Organic Pollutants

Mahiya Kulsoom, Vertika Shukla, Narendra Kumar

Chapter 2: Causes, Consequence and Control of Persistent Organic Pollutants

Ritu Singh, Sanjeev Kumar, Sushmita Kamarkar, Arif J Siddiqui, Ankita Mathur, Mohd Adnan, Vishnu D. Rajput, Anita Rani and Narendra Kumar

Chapter 3: Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) used in industrial processes: Origin in Environment

Brenda Natalia López Niño, and Michal Jeremias

Chapter 4: Role of Incineration Technology in production of Persistent Organic Pollutants: Is it safe?

Ashish Pathak, Richa Kothari, Deepak Pathania, V V Tyagi

Chapter 5: Occurrence, Transport and Effects of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Chile

Felipe Tucca, Ricardo Barra and Gustavo Chiang

Chapter 6: Source of Contamination and Effect of Food Processing on Pesticides Residue in Food

Sunita Mishra, Dhananjay Kumar and Poorva Dubey

Chapter 7: Emerging Pollutants- A Taciturn Killer

Mala Trivedi, Manish Mathur and Rajesh K. Tiwari

Chapter 8: Ongoing use and monitoring of DDT in South Africa

Patricia Forbes, Yvette Naudé and Johanna Strumpher

Chapter 9: Flame retardants: Analytical Aspect of Brominated flame retardants

Devendra Kumar Patel, Sandeep Kumar, Neha Gupta

Chapter 10: Microbial remediation of Persistent Organic Pollutants

Sucharita Tandon

Chapter 11. Organic Pollutants Remediation using Biobased Nanomaterials

Shaibu E. Solomon, Edu J. Inam, Eno A. Moses, Nsikak A. Abraham, Nnanake-Abasi O. Offiong

Chapter 12. International Legislation for Containment of Persistent Organic Pollutants and Hazardous Chemicals

Mahiya Kulsoom, Vertika Shukla, Narendra Kumar

Chapter 13: United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): POPs and Other Toxic Chemicals Free Future for All

Anupam Khajuria and Prabhat Verma

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Narendra Kumar has obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree in Environmental Science from the Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar (Central) University, Lucknow, India. Dr Kumar is an active researcher with 18 years of post graduate teaching and research experience. He started his career as Lecturer in the Department of Environmental Science, Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology, C.S.J.M. University, Kanpur, U.P., India. Thereafter, in 2005 he has joined as Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Science, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow. He has published more than 40 research papers and 20 book chapters with reputed National and International publishers. Five Ph.D. degree has been awarded under the supervision of Dr. Kumar and currently three research scholars are working under his guidance for doctoral degree. In addition Dr. Kumar has guided more than 40 students for their M.Sc. dissertation work. He has coedited 4 books; ‘Environmental Concerns and Sustainable Development’ in two volumes, ‘Plant Adaptation Strategies in Changing Environment’ and ‘Phyto and Rhizoremediation’ which are published by Springer.

Vertika Shukla did M.Sc. in Organic Chemistry and Ph.D. in 2003 on the topic "Chemical Study of Macrolichens of Garhwal Himalayas" from H.N.B. Garhwal University. Presently, she is working as Resource Person in the Department of Geology, at Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar (Central) University, Lucknow, India.
During her more than 19 years research experience, she has been awarded 3 fellowships awarded by DST, New Delhi (two projects were pursued in CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute and one project in Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar (Central) University, Lucknow, India).

Till now she has published more than 70 scientific articles in reputed national and international journals, mostly in SCI journals and presented research findings in seminar and symposia. She has authored one book ‘Lichens to Biomonitor the Environment’ and coedited five book volumes. Presently she is chief editor of the journal "Cryptogam Biodiversity Assessment" an official publication of Indian Lichenological Society, India. She has contributed significantly in the field of biomonitoring and bioprospection studies using lichens. She has effectively utilized lichens to predict the spatio-temporal behaviour and environmental fate of atmospheric fallouts including metals and organic contaminants (Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Pesticides) in high altitude regions of Garhwal Himalaya in India.