1st Edition

Pharmaceuticals in Aquatic Environments Remediation Technologies and Future Challenges

    291 Pages 58 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book covers pharmaceutical residue dispersion in the aquatic environment and its toxic effect on living organisms. It discusses conventional and advanced remediation technologies such as the use of biomaterials for the sequestration of contaminants, nanotechnology, and phytoremediation. The book includes topics such as the removal of pharmaceutical and personal care product residues from water bodies, green chemistry, and legal regimens for pharmaceuticals in the aquatic environment. It also covers the application of modified biochar in pharmaceutical removal.


    • Explores the management of the environment through green chemistry
    • Describes phytoremediation technology for decontamination of pharmaceutical-laden water and wastewater
    • Covers the detection methods and quantification of pharmaceutical residues in various contaminated sources
    • Discusses ecotoxicological aspects and risk assessment of pharmaceuticals in the aquatic environment
    • Reviews degradation and treatment technologies including nanotechnology, biomaterials, and biochar

    This book is meant for pharmaceutical, toxicology, and environmental science industry experts and researchers.

    1. Pharmaceutical Contamination in Water and Wastewater: Remediation Technology and Future Challenges

    Navish Kataria, Sangita Yadav, Pawan Kumar Rose, and Vinod Kumar Garg

    2. Conventional Methods Used for the Remediation of Pharmaceutical-Contaminated Water and Wastewater Systems

    Deeksha Ranjan

    3. Biomaterials and Eco-Friendly Materials for the Sequestration of Pharmaceuticals from Contaminated Water

    Nishita Narwal, Deeksha Katyal, and Navish Kataria

    4. Biological Wastewater Treatment Systems for the Biodegradation and Detoxification of Pharmaceuticals

    Begum Yurdakok-Dikmen, Nikola Tresnakova, Ayhan Filazi, and Caterina Faggio

    5. Application and Role of Nanotechnology in the Degradation of Pharmaceutical Chemicals from the Aquatic System

    Stephanie Stoll, Jong-Hyun Baik, Jiannan Chen, and Woo Hyoung Lee

    6. Phytoremediation Technology for the Decontamination of Pharmaceutical-Laden Water and Wastewater

    Anirudh Sehrawat, Deeksha Katyal, Nishita Narwal, and Neetu Rani

    7. Removal of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Product (PPCP) Contaminants in the Aquatic Environment Using a Functionalized Metal-Organic Framework

    Muhammad Qusyairi Jori Roslan and Ahmad Zaharin Aris

    8. Pristine and Modified Biochar for Pharmaceuticals Removal from Aquatic Systems

    Pawan Kumar Rose, Navish Kataria, Kuan Shiong Khoo, Nishita Narwal, Sanju Bala Dhull, Rakesh Kumar, Suman Rani, and Pradumn Kumar

    9. Photocatalytic Technologies in the Removal of Pharmaceuticals from Aquatic Systems

    Permender Singh, Sandeep Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Parmod Kumar, and Vinita Bhankar

    10. Future and Research Opportunity in Pharmaceutical Development and Quality Measures

    Vikas Gupta, Gunpreet Kaur, Mukesh Maithani, Renu Bansal, and Parveen Bansal

    11. Life Cycle Assessment of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in the Environment

    Nikola Hodkovicova, Pramita Sharma, Aneta Hollerova, and Caterina Faggio

    12. Legal Regime on Pharmaceuticals in the Aquatic Environment in India

    Tarun Arora and Tripta Garg

    13. Role of Green Solvents in Pharmaceutical Production

    Kashish Kohli, Ritika Raniparida, Vishwas Chaudhri, Parmod Kumar, Pradumn Kumar, and Ravi Kumar


    Vinod Kumar Garg is a Professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Technology, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda, Punjab, India.

    Ashok Pandey is a Distinguished Scientist at the Centre for Innovation and Translational Research (CSIR)–Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow, India, and Executive Director (Honorary) at the Centre for Energy and Environmental Sustainability–India.

    Navish Kataria is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences, J.C. Bose University of Science and Technology, YMCA, Faridabad, Haryana, India.

    Caterina Faggio is a Professor of Physiology in the Department of Chemical, Biological, Pharmaceutical and Environmental Sciences, University of Messina, Italy.