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Removal and Degradation of Pharmaceutically Active Compounds in Wastewater Treatment

  • Reviews the latest solutions for removing PhACs from contaminated water

  • Collates the main technologies used in water treatment

  • Compares the performance of the treatment technologies discussed

Part of the book series: The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry (HEC, volume 108)

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Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii
  2. Environmental Risk Assessment of Pharmaceuticals in Wastewater Treatment

    • Antoni Ginebreda, Damià Barceló, Sara Rodríguez-Mozaz
    Pages 1-21
  3. Fate and Removal of Pharmaceuticals in CAS for Water and Sewage Sludge Reuse

    • Marc Castaño-Trias, Monica Brienza, Maria Concetta Tomei, Gianluigi Buttiglieri
    Pages 23-51
  4. Perspectives on the Feasibility of Using Enzymes for Pharmaceutical Removal in Wastewater

    • Muhammad Bilal, Hafiz M. N. Iqbal, Damiá Barceló
    Pages 119-143
  5. Microalgae-Based Processes for the Removal of Pharmaceuticals in Wastewater

    • Paqui Blánquez, Andrea Hom-Díaz, Teresa Vicent, Benoit Guieysse
    Pages 191-222
  6. Removal of Pharmaceutically Active Compounds (PhACs) in Wastewater by Ozone and Advanced Oxidation Processes

    • Javier Marugán, Jorge Rodríguez-Chueca, Santiago Esplugas, Carme Sans, Sixto Malato
    Pages 269-298
  7. Removal and Degradation of Pharmaceutically Active Compounds (PhACs) in Wastewaters by Solar Advanced Oxidation Processes

    • Sixto Malato, Jaime Giménez, Isabel Oller, Ana Agüera, José Antonio Sánchez Pérez
    Pages 299-326
  8. Sonochemical Advanced Oxidation Processes for the Removal of Pharmaceuticals in Wastewater Effluents

    • Efraím A. Serna-Galvis, Judy Lee, Félix Hernández, Ana María Botero-Coy, Ricardo A. Torres-Palma
    Pages 349-381

About this book

This book reviews water treatment technologies for the removal of pharmaceutically active compounds (PhACs). It provides the reader with an overview of state-of-the-art techniques and recent efforts to develop more sustainable approaches. After nearly two decades of research into the presence and impact of PhACs in the environment, they remain one of the hottest topics in the fields of environmental chemistry, toxicology and engineering. Accordingly, intensive research efforts are currently being devoted to water treatment technologies that can reduce the presence of these emerging contaminants in water bodies.

This book examines various types of contaminated water from industry, hospitals and urban wastewater. It provides the reader with a range of potential solutions for water treatment and reuse, and addresses the advancement of analytical tools for evaluating the performance and efficiency of treatment technologies.

Keywords

  • PhACs
  • Enzymes
  • Membrane bioreactors
  • Low cost adsorbents
  • Sonochemical advanced oxidation processes
  • Environmental risk assessment
  • Water reuse
  • Hospital wastewater
  • Industrial wastewater
  • Microalgae
  • Moving bed biofilm reactors (MBBR)
  • Electrochemical processes
  • water quality and water pollution
  • water quality and water pollution

Editors and Affiliations

  • Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA), University of Girona, Girona, Spain

    Sara Rodriguez-Mozaz

  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

    Paqui Blánquez Cano, Montserrat Sarrà Adroguer

About the editors

Sara Rodriguez-Mozaz holds a PhD in Applied Chemistry (2005) and has been a Research Scientist at the Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA) in Spain since 2009. Her research focuses on the origin, fate and ecological impact of various emerging contaminants (pharmaceuticals, endocrine disruptors and other urban derived contaminants) in the aquatic environment, including biota. She is also studying the removal and transformation of these emerging compounds by means of alternative water treatments principally designed for water reuse. She has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers and has been involved in several national and international projects, including ECsafeSEAFOOD and StARE. She is currently participating in the H2020 projects SCOREwater and HYDROUSA and in the national project PLAS-MED. 

Paqui Blánquez Cano (PhD) is an Associate Professor at the Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering Department, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). A Chemical Engineer who completed her PhD in 2005, she is currently the assistant director of teaching action at the Engineering School (UAB). She conducts her research as part of the “Biodegradation of Industrial Contaminants and Waste Valorisation” Group, whose goal is to develop processes for the biodegradation of industrial pollutants in effluents as well as in soils. She has published 35 papers in indexed journals and participated in 14 competitive projects.

Montserrat Sarrà is an Associate Professor at the Engineering School, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), where she also completed her PhD in Biotechnology (1994). She is a former coordinator of the PhD Program in Environmental Science and Technology (UAB) (2006-2018) and the current coordinator of the Degree Program in Chemical Engineering. Her research interests focus on the bioremediation of xenobiotic compounds and the development of corresponding treatment processes. She conducts her research at the Department of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering. She has participated in 16 competitive projects and published more than 60 papers in international journals.

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eBook USD 299.00
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Softcover Book USD 379.99
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Hardcover Book USD 379.99
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