Electronic Waste Pollution

Environmental Occurrence and Treatment Technologies

  • Muhammad Zaffar Hashmi
  • Ajit Varma

Part of the Soil Biology book series (SOILBIOL, volume 57)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Sunbal Siddique, Abdullah Siddique
    Pages 1-12
  3. Naseer Ali Shah, Azmat Ullah Jan, Ijaz Ali
    Pages 13-20
  4. Nadeem Ali, Khurram Shahzad, Ehtisham Nazar, Nabil A. Alhakamy, Iqbal Mohammad Ibrahim Ismail, Muhammad Imtiaz Rashid et al.
    Pages 21-36
  5. Nadeem Ali, Muhammad Imtiaz Rashid, Nabil A. Alhakamy, Hussain Mohammad Salem Ali Albar, Khurram Shahzad, Syed Ali Musstjab Akber Shah Eqani
    Pages 37-54
  6. Rida Akram, Natasha, Ali Ahmad, Sibgha Noreen, Muhammad Zaffar Hashmi, Syeda Riffat Sultana et al.
    Pages 55-74
  7. Deedar Nabi, Ayesha Ashfaq, Hamza Bin Riaz
    Pages 97-110
  8. Muhammad Usman Khan, Athanasios Besis, Riffat Naseem Malik
    Pages 111-137
  9. Naseer Ali Shah, Yasir Rasheed, Raja Muhammad Waqas Anjum
    Pages 139-151
  10. Naseer Ali Shah, Jadoon Khan, Azmat Ullah Jan, Ijaz Ali
    Pages 153-158
  11. Naseer Ali Shah, Imdad Kaleem, Yasir Rasheed
    Pages 159-170
  12. K Ronnie Rex, Revathy Rajakumaran, Omkar Gaonkar, Elvis Dsouza, Paromita Chakraborty
    Pages 171-186
  13. Naseer Ali Shah, Raja Muhammad Waqas Anjum, Yasir Rasheed
    Pages 187-198
  14. Bushra Rehman, Mazhar Iqbal, Ismat Nawaz
    Pages 221-232
  15. Mubarak Ali Khan, Nazif Ullah, Tariq Khan, Muhsin Jamal, Naseer Ali Shah, Huma Ali
    Pages 233-252
  16. Rajiv Ganguly
    Pages 253-265
  17. Toqeer Ahmed, Irfan Liaqat, Rabbia Murtaza, Anjum Rasheed
    Pages 267-290
  18. Aneela Iqbal, Maria Manzoor, Muhammad Arshad
    Pages 291-306
  19. Ankita Srivastava, Sukriti Jaiswal, Niharika Chandra, Sunil Kumar
    Pages 307-327
  20. Muhammad Abid, Farhad Zulfiqar, Mohsin Raza
    Pages 329-345
  21. Back Matter
    Pages 347-355

About this book


Electronic and electric waste (e-waste), defined as end-of-life electronic products, including computers, television sets, mobile phones, transformers, capacitors, wires and cables, are a major global environmental concern. The crude recycling of e-waste releases persistent toxic substances, such as heavy metals, polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), polychlorinated dibenzodioxins (PCDDs), polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and the environmental pollution and health risks caused by the improper disposal of e-waste has become an urgent issue.

This book offers an overview of e-waste history, sources, and entry routes in soil, air, water and sediment. It also addresses e-waste transport and fate, bioavailability and biomonitoring, e-waste risk assessment, impacts on the environment and public health. In addition, it discusses the impact of e-waste on soil microbial community diversity, structure and function and reviews the treatment and management strategies, such as bioremediation and phytoremediation, as well as policies and future challenges.

Given its scope, it is a valuable resource for students, researchers and scholars in the field of electronics manufacturing, environmental science and engineering, toxicology, environmental biotechnology, soil sciences and microbial ecology, as well as and plant biotechnology.



electronic waste e-waste soil environment microbial ecology biomonitoring public health toxicity environmental pollution risk assessment

Editors and affiliations

  • Muhammad Zaffar Hashmi
    • 1
  • Ajit Varma
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryCOMSATS University IslamabadIslamabadPakistan
  2. 2.Amity Institute of Microbial TechnologyAmity UniversityNoidaIndia

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