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Detection and Treatment of Emerging Contaminants in Wastewater

264 pages
IWA Publishing
Detection and Treatment of Emerging Contaminants in Wastewater addresses the critical and pressing need for effective strategies to detect and treat emerging contaminants, thereby mitigating risks associated with their presence in wastewater. This comprehensive book features contributions from prominent experts in the field of wastewater, providing an up-to-date and in-depth collection of chapters dedicated to tackling this pressing issue. Highlights: · The book serves as an invaluable resource for identifying, assessing, and comprehensively addressing emerging contaminants in wastewater and/or sludges. It delves into the assessment, mitigation, and treatment of various contaminants, including microplastics, antibiotic-resistant genes, pharmaceuticals, personal care products and industrial chemicals. · An exploration of the behavior of microplastics in different wastewater treatment plants and their accumulation in sludge, shedding light on their potential impact on the environment. · An introduction to the key mechanisms for the removal of emerging pollutants from sludge through fungal-mediated processes, offering innovative solutions for effective treatment. · An investigation into the fate and behavior of pharmaceutically-active compounds in wastewater, along with their potential environmental impacts. Additionally, accurate quantification procedures for these compounds are discussed. · The book covers new trends in the development of greener nanomaterials, evaluating their performance for abating emerging contaminants from wastewater. With its comprehensive insights and diverse perspectives, this book is an essential guide for researchers, professionals, and policymakers engaged in wastewater management and environmental protection. The practical solutions and scientific knowledge presented herein will contribute significantly to safeguarding our water resources and ensuring a cleaner and healthier future.