1st Edition

Toxic Metals Contamination Generation, Disposal, Treatment and Valuation

    230 Pages 8 Color & 23 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    230 Pages 8 Color & 23 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Toxic metals are a class of chemical elements that, in certain concentrations, can cause damage to the health of humans and animals, in addition to impacting ecosystems. These metals are emitted to the environment mainly by anthropological sources, such as industries, extractive processes and burning of fossil fuels. This book presents the main sources of toxic metals emission, demonstrate the state of the art of waste disposal and valuation techniques, especially solids and wastewater treatment.

    1. Toxic Metals: An Overview of Main Sources, Exposure Routes, Adverse Effects and Treatment Approaches

    Cesar Vinicius Toniciolli Rigueto, Mateus Torres Nazari, Ionara Regina Pizzutti, et al.

    2. Groundwater Quality Indexing for Drinking Purpose from Arsenic Prone Areas, West Bengal: A Health Risk Assessment Study

    Madhurima Joardar, Nilanjana Roy Chowdhury, Antara Das, et al.

    3. Genotoxicity and Mutagenicity of Metal-based Nanomaterials, with an Emphasis on using Drosophila

    Mohamed Alaraby, Doaa Abass and Ricard Marcos

    4. Alleviation of Arsenic Stress in Plants using Nanofertilizers and its Extent of Commercialization: A Systemic Review

    Iravati Ray, Deepanjan Mridha, Madhurima Joardar, et al.

    5. Foam Glasses from Glasses of Fluorescent Lamps Waste

    Isaac dos S. Nunes, Venina dos Santos and Rosmary N. Brandalise

    6. Recovery and Disposal of Tannery Waste Containing Toxic Metals

    Caroline Agustini, Taysnara Simioni, Nadini Pinheiro, et al.

    7. Treatment of Water Contaminated by Heavy Metal using Membrane Separation Processes

    Wendel Paulo Silvestre and Camila Baldasso

    8. Adsorption as an Efficient Alternative for the Removal of Toxic Metals from Water and Wastewater

    Yasmin Vieira, Juliana Machado Nascimento dos Santos, Jeferson S. Piccin, et al.

    9. Biosorption of Toxic Metals from Multicomponent Systems and Wastewaters

    Heloisa Pereira de Sá Costa, Giani de Vargas Brião, Talles Barcelos da Costa, et al.

    10. Ionic Liquids Applied in Removal of Toxic Metals from Water and Wastewater

    Carolina Elisa Demaman Oro, Victor de Aguiar Pedott, Rogério Marcos Dallago, et al.


    Jeferson Steffanello Piccin is Titular Professor in the University of Passo Fundo (UPF) and his research in the areas of environmental sanitation and separation processes. He has been developing research in the areas of water and effluent treatment contaminated with toxic metals, dyes and other emerging contaminants by unconventional techniques such as adsorption, advanced oxidative processes and membrane separation processes.

    Aline Dettmer is Professor in the Graduate Program in Food Science and Technology at the University of Passo Fundo (UPF) and research in the area of chemical engineering. She has been developing research in the area of reuse of waste, production of polymeric films, enzymatic treatment, production of biopolymers, adsorption and biogas.

    Natarajan Chandrasekaran is Professor and Director in the Centre for Nanobiotechnology, Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) and has made several conceptually important and widely cited contributions to the area of nano-biotechnology. His research is focused on biopolymer nanoemulsion, biopolymer nanocomposites, nanoparticles interactions with biological macromolecules and bioremediation of chromium using bacterial biofilms.