1st Edition

Remedial and Analytical Separation Processes

By Jayshree Ramkumar, A.K. Tyagi Copyright 2025
    184 Pages 16 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book describes comprehensive, integrated view of separation science backed by discussions about simple extraction and partition processes to give better understanding of the advanced techniques like chromatography, membrane separations. It paves way for understanding of fundamental physical and chemical phenomena involved in separations and a concise overview of the transport reactions. A chapter dedicated to phytoremediation gives an understanding to various processes involved in the bioremediation of environmental media.


    • Provides synchronous aspects of separation process for remediation including phytoremediation and analysis using chromatography.
    • Addresses basic separation techniques for water solutions.
    • Discusses mechanistic views of various separation processes.
    • Includes mechanism of separation using membranes and sorbents.
    • Helps reader understand the connection between the different discrete separation process.

    This book is aimed at senior undergraduate and graduate students in environmental engineering and analytical chemistry.

    1. Introduction to Environment Alteration and Reshaping  2. Separation Process: Imperative to Human Life  3. Membrane Separation: Primordial Water Treatment Technique  4. Sorption: Backbone of Separation Science  5. Phytoremediation: An Emerging Green Auxillary Technique  6. Chemical Precipitation, Coagulation and Flocculation: Triad of great Versatility  7. Chromatographic Techniques: Workhorse of Analytical Chemistry  8. Broad conclusions and Future Perspectives


    Jayshree Ramkumar obtained her MSc (Analytical Chemistry) in 1993 from Madras University, Chennai and joined Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) Training School, Mumbai in the same year. After completing one year orientation course in Nuclear Science and Technology, she joined the Analytical Chemistry Division of BARC in 1994. She is also an Associate Professor (Chemistry) at Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), Mumbai. She has been involved in research in areas of separation science and analytical chemistry. Her PhD was on the studies using Nafion membranes and bulk liquid membrane for achieving separation of various species like metal ions and organic compounds. She was awarded MANA fellowship for carrying out postdoctoral research at National Institute of Materials Science, (NIMS) Tsukuba, Japan. Her work involved the synthesis of mesoporous materials for applications as sorbents for removal of toxic species. She has been collaborating with universities through the BRNS and AERB projects as the principal collaborator. She has reviewed BRNS, AERB and DST project proposals for their suitability for funding. She is member of Doctoral committee of HBNI, Editorial board of journals and serves as external examiner for PhD students of different Universities. She has more than 75 publications including papers in international journals and book chapters to her credit.

    A.K. Tyagi obtained his M.Sc. (Chemistry) degree in 1985 from Meerut University, Meerut and joined 29th batch of BARC Training School, Mumbai in the same year. After completing one year orientation course, he joined Chemistry Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai in 1986. He was awarded PhD by Mumbai University in 1992. Presently, he is Associate Director, Chemistry Group, BARC, Mumbai, and a senior Professor of Chemistry at Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), Mumbai. His research interests are in the field chemistry of materials, which includes functional materials, nanomaterials, nuclear materials, metastable materials, hybrid materials and structure-property correlation. Presently, he is steering Analytical Chemistry Programme also. He has published more than 600 papers in journals, several books and has supervised 30 PhD students. In recognition of his significant contributions to the field of chemistry of materials, Dr. Tyagi has been conferred with several awards as well.