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Pollutants in Buildings, Water and Living Organisms

  • Eric Lichtfouse
  • Jan Schwarzbauer
  • Didier Robert
  • Presents nano methods to treat water

  • Reviews effects of pollution on buildings and methods to remediate

  • Lists advanced mass spectrometric methods to analyse polar pollutants in water


Part of the Environmental Chemistry for a Sustainable World book series (ECSW, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Carlos Alves, Jorge Sanjurjo-Sánchez
    Pages 1-50
  3. Sunandan Baruah, Muhammad Najam Khan, Joydeep Dutta
    Pages 51-84
  4. Natália Alvarenga, Willian Garcia Birolli, André Luiz Meleiro Porto
    Pages 85-121
  5. Fabio Gosetti, Eleonora Mazzucco, Maria Carla Gennaro, Emilio Marengo
    Pages 123-167
  6. Konstantinos M. Kasiotis, Christina Emmanouil
    Pages 169-234
  7. Hassan El-Ramady, Neama Abdalla, Tarek Alshaal, Ahmed El-Henawy, Salah E.-D. A. Faizy, Mohamed S. Shams et al.
    Pages 235-296
  8. Luciana Pereira, Pijush Kanti Mondal, Madalena Alves
    Pages 297-346
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 347-348

About this book


This book presents advanced methods to analyse and clean pollutants, such as nanotechnology to treat water, techniques to remediate building materials, and bioindicators. It is very important that the understanding of these methods are brought to the attention of scientists, as cities and ecosystems are still polluted by toxic compounds despite efforts to clean the planet.


Biodegradation Nanotechnology Organophosphate pesticides PAH pollution Pollutants Pyrethroid pesticides Selenium in plants Water Treatment water quality and water pollution

Editors and affiliations

  • Eric Lichtfouse
    • 1
  • Jan Schwarzbauer
    • 2
  • Didier Robert
    • 3
  1. 1.INRA, UMR1347 AgroécologieDijonFrance
  2. 2.RWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany
  3. 3.CNRS, European Laboratory for Catalysis and Surface SciencesSaint-AvoldFrance

About the editors

Dr. Eric Lichtfouse is Editor of scholarly journals and series in environmental chemistry and agriculture. He teaching scientific writing in Europe and the USA and is heading publication assistance services. He has done research in organic geochemistry, soil carbon dynamics and phytoremediation. He is the author of the book ‘Scientific Writing for Impact Factor Journals’.

Dr. Jan Schwarzbauer is Editor of the journal 'Environmental Earth Sciences ' and Subject Editor of 'Journal of Soils and Sediments'. After studying chemistry at the University of Hamburg, he is working since 1998 at the RWTH Aachen University leading as full professor the group 'Environmental Organic Geochemistry'.

Dr. Didier Robert is professor in organic chemistry and green chemistry at the University of Lorraine-Metz (France). He is associate editor of the Journal of Photocatalysis Sciences and its research activities are devoted to the decontamination of air and water by photochemical processes, especially by photocatalysis.

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