1st Edition

Pharmaceuticals in Aquatic Environments Toxicity, Monitoring, and Remediation Technologies

    216 Pages 36 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This reference book compiles up-to-date research about the threat and management of pharmaceutical residue dispersion in the aquatic environment. It explores the risk analysis and short- and long-term health issues created due to the ingestion of pharmaceutical-contaminated food products and drinking water. The book focuses on the methods of removal and degradation processes of pharmaceutical residues from contaminated sources. It emphasizes the importance of eco-friendly and advanced treatment technology for the sustainable management of wastewater and drinking water supply. The book is meant for industry experts and researchers in pharmaceutical science, toxicology, and environmental sciences.

    Chapter 1 Pharmaceuticals in the Aquatic Environment: Introduction

    Divya Dhillayan, Himani Sabherwal, Navish Kataria, and Vinod Kumar Garg

    Chapter 2 Sources and Occurrence of Pharmaceuticals Residue in the Aquatic Environment

    Rishabh Chaudhary, Rishabh Chalotra, and Randhir Singh

    Chapter 3 Fate and Transportation of Pharmaceutical Residues and PPCPs in the Aquatic System: Physiological Effects and Hazards

    Mario Alberto Burgos-Aceves, César Arturo Ilizaliturri-Hernández, and Caterina Faggio

    Chapter 4 Presence and Distribution of Pharmaceuticals Residue in Food Products and the Food Chain

    Pavla Lakdawala, Jana Blahova, and Caterina Faggio

    Chapter 5 Analysis and Detection Techniques for Pharmaceutical Residues in the Environment

    Raj Kumari, Meenakshi Sharma, and Renu Daulta

    Chapter 6 Advanced Instrumentation Approaches for Quantification of Pharmaceuticals in Liquid and Solid Samples

    Israr Masood ul Hasan, Rabia Ashraf, Muhammad Sufhan Tahir, and Farwa

    Chapter 7 Electrochemical Methods for the Detection of Pharmaceutical Residues in Environmental Samples

    Shreanshi Agrahari, Ankit Kumar Singh, Ravindra Kumar Gautam, and Ida Tiwari

    Chapter 8 Exposure and Health Impact of Pharmaceutical Residue Ingestion via Dietary Sources and Drinking Water

    Haitham G. Abo-Al-Ela, Francesca Falco, and Caterina Faggio

    Chapter 9 Toxicity and Adverse Effects of Veterinary Pharmaceuticals in Animals

    Muhammad Adil, Mavara Iqbal, Shamsa Kanwal, and Ghazanfar Abbas

    Chapter 10 Accumulation, Uptake Pathways, and Toxicity of Pharmaceuticals into Plants and Soil

    Neetu Singh and Surender Singh Yadav

    Chapter 11 Ecotoxicological and Risk Assessment of Pharmaceutical Chemicals in the Aquatic Environment

    Wen-Jun Shi, Li Yao, and Jian-Liang Zhao

    Chapter 12 Alternative Approaches for Safety and Toxicity Assessment of Personal Care Products

    Carmine Merola, Monia Perugini, and Giulia Caioni


    Vinod Kumar Garg is a professor at the Department of Environmental Science and Technology, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda, Punjab, India. Previously, he worked at Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology and CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, India. He has published more than 200 research and review articles and six books. He is an active member of various scientific societies and organizations including the Biotech Research Society of India and the Indian Nuclear Society.


    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. Formerly, he was an eminent scientist at the Center of Innovative and Applied Bioprocessing, Mohali, and Chief Scientist and Head of the Biotechnology Division and Centre for Biofuels at CSIR’s National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Trivandrum. His major research and technological development interests are industrial and environmental biotechnology and energy biosciences, focusing on biomass to biofuels and chemicals, waste to wealth and energy, and industrial enzymes.


    Navish Kataria

    is an assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, J.C. Bose University of Science and Technology, YMCA, Faridabad, India. He Completed his Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Engineering from Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology. He was awarded the Kothari Post-Doctorate Fellowship by UGC, New Delhi. He has received a UGC start-up grant for research work. He has published several book chapters and research articles in peer-reviewed international journals. His major research interests are environmental pollution management, environmental nanotechnology, water treatment, microplastic pollution, and waste management.

    Caterina Faggio

    is a professor of physiology in the Department of Chemical, Biological, Pharmaceutical and Environmental Sciences, University of Messina, Italy. She is the departmental Erasmus coordinator and the Vice President of the Italian Society of Experimental Biology (SIBS). Some of her research interests include the mechanisms of osmoregulation and acid secretion in fish gastrointestinal tracts by electrophysiology, effects of environmental contaminants and food additives on salt transports in the teleost intestine, cell volume regulation in the fish intestine and hepatocytes and digestive cells of mussels by videometric methods.