Emerging and Ecofriendly Technologies for the Removal of Organic and Inorganic Pollutants from Industrial Wastewaters

  • Gaurav Saxena
  • Surya Pratap Goutam
  • Akash Mishra
  • Sikandar I. Mulla
  • Ram Naresh Bharagava


Environmental pollution is one of the major problems of the current world, and providing a sustainable solution to manage pollution is a key challenge. Industries are mainly responsible for the environmental pollution as they discharge highly toxic pollutants in the receiving environment and provide chance for exposure to mankind and, thus, may create toxicity in humans and animals. The physicochemical methods used for the removal of a variety of organic and inorganic pollutants from industrial wastewater are costly and environmentally destructive and may create secondary pollution and, thus, ultimately deter the environmental quality. To overcome these problems, various emerging and ecofriendly technologies are becoming popular for the removal of various pollutants from industrial wastewaters. Therefore, this chapter provides an overview of the various emerging and ecofriendly technologies for the removal of organic and inorganic pollutants from industrial wastewaters with their merits and demerits.


Industrial wastewaters Organic pollutants Inorganic pollutants Emerging and ecofriendly technologies Waste treatment and management 



The financial support provided by the University Grant Commission (UGC) to Mr. Gaurav Saxena is duly acknowledged. The corresponding author (Dr. Ram Naresh Bharagava) is also highly thankful to the “Science and Engineering Research Board” (SERB), Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India (GOI), New Delhi, India, for providing the financial support as “Major Research Project” (Grant No.: EEQ/2017/000407), which is also duly acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gaurav Saxena
    • 1
  • Surya Pratap Goutam
    • 2
  • Akash Mishra
    • 3
  • Sikandar I. Mulla
    • 4
  • Ram Naresh Bharagava
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory for Bioremediation and Metagenomics Research (LBMR), Department of Microbiology (DM)Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar (Central) UniversityLucknowIndia
  2. 2.Advanced Materials Research Laboratory, Department of Applied Physics (DAP), School for Physical Sciences (SPS)Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (A Central University)LucknowIndia
  3. 3.Defence Institute of Bio-Energy Research (DIBER), Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), Ministry of DefenceGovernment of IndiaHaldwaniIndia
  4. 4.CAS Key Laboratory of Urban Pollutant Conversion, Institute of Urban EnvironmentChinese Academy of SciencesXiamenPeople’s Republic of China

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