© 2012

Emerging Compounds Removal from Wastewater

Natural and Solar Based Treatments

  • Giusy Lofrano

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Molecular Science book series (BRIEFSMOLECULAR)

Also part of the SpringerBriefs in Green Chemistry for Sustainability book sub series (GREENCHEMIST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Ceyda Senem Uyguner-Demirel, Miray Bekbolet
    Pages 1-13
  3. Mariangela Grassi, Gul Kaykioglu, Vincenzo Belgiorno, Giusy Lofrano
    Pages 15-37
  4. Günay Yıldız Töre, Süreyya Meriç, Giusy Lofrano, Giovanni De Feo
    Pages 39-58
  5. Sixto Malato, Manuel I. Maldonado, Isabel Oller, Ana Zapata
    Pages 59-76
  6. Antonio Arques, Ana Maria Amat
    Pages 77-91
  7. Giusy Lofrano
    Pages 93-94

About this book


In the last years the release of emerging pollutants such as Endocrine Disruptors (EDCs), Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (PPCPs) into the environment has raised great concern.
While investigating how to treat emerging pollutants from water and wastewater, researchers have drawn attention on the implementation of more environmentally friendly technologies able to achieve high removal efficiency at low costs. 

Emerging Compounds Removal from Wastewater by Green Technologies: Natural and Solar Based Treatments introduces green chemistry in relation to these treatment technologies. More specifically, this volume:
• Reviews the suitability of alternative adsorption processes that use natural adsorbents natural materials or agricultural waste in light of the inefficiency of conventional wastewater treatment plants;
• Evaluates the potential of constructed wetlands for the removal of some categories of trace contaminant of worldwide relevance in view of their application as decentralized systems;
• Highlights the promising role of a special class of oxidation techniques defined as Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs) supported by sunlight.

This volume will be of great interest to students, technicians, and academics alike who are interested in evaluating  and selecting the technologies that lead to better and more sustainable treatment of this huge class of pollutants.


Bisphenol-A EDCs Green treatment technology Wastewater treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • Giusy Lofrano
    • 1
  1. 1., Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of SalernoFiscianoItaly

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