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Environmental Chemistry for a Sustainable World

Volume 2: Remediation of Air and Water Pollution

  • Eric Lichtfouse
  • Jan Schwarzbauer
  • Didier Robert

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Air and Water Pollution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ana R. Ribeiro, Paula M. L. Castro, Maria Elizabeth Tiritan
      Pages 3-45
    3. Jorge Sanjurjo-Sánchez, Carlos Alves
      Pages 47-120
    4. Eldon R. Rene, María Montes, María C. Veiga, Christian Kennes
      Pages 121-170
    5. N. Etxebarria, P. Navarro, A. Prieto, M. Olivares, A. Usobiaga, L. A. Fernández et al.
      Pages 171-235
    6. Pijush Kanti Mondal, Brajesh Chauhan
      Pages 255-275
  3. Remediation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 295-295
    2. M. Estefanía López, Eldon R. Rene, María C. Veiga, Christian Kennes
      Pages 347-377
    3. Ackmez Mudhoo, Vinod Kumar Garg, Shaobin Wang
      Pages 379-442
    4. Beata B. Dabrowska, Meththika Vithanage, K. R. Gunaratna, Arun B. Mukherjee, Prosun Bhattacharya
      Pages 475-509
    5. Mohammad Abbas Mahmood, Sunandan Baruah, Anil Kumar Anal, Joydeep Dutta
      Pages 511-541
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 543-546

About this book


Environmental chemistry is a fast developing science aimed at deciphering fundamental mechanisms ruling the behaviour of pollutants in ecosystems. Applying this knowledge to current environmental issues leads to the remediation of environmental media, and to new, low energy, low emission, sustainable processes. Chapters review analysis and remediation of pollutants such as greenhouse gases, chiral pharmaceuticals, dyes, chlorinated organics, arsenic, toxic metals and pathogen in air, water, plant and soil. Several highlights include the overlooked impact of air pollutants from buildings for health risk, innovative remediation techniques such as bioreactors for gas treatment, electrochemical cleaning of pharmaceuticals, sequestration on Fe-Mn nodules, phytoremediation and photocatalytical inactivation of microbial pathogens.


This book will be a valuable source of information for engineers and students developing novel applied techniques to monitor and clean pollutants in air, wastewater, soils and sediments.


Biogas Technologies Electrochemical Remediation Technologies Heavy Metals in Soil Microbial Pathogens Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Waste Gas Treatment Water Treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • Eric Lichtfouse
    • 1
  • Jan Schwarzbauer
    • 2
  • Didier Robert
    • 3
  1. 1.INRA - UMR AgroécologieDijonFrance
  2. 2.Inst. für Geologie, Geochemie, u. Lagerstätten d. Erdöls u. d. KohleRWTH AachenAachenGermany
  3. 3.Lab. de Chimie IndustrielleUniversité de MetzSaint-AvoldFrance

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