Editors: R. M. Belekar, Renu Nayar, Pratibha Agrawal, S. J. Dhoble

Water Pollution Sources and Purification: Challenges and Scope

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Library License: US $276
ISBN: 978-981-5050-69-1 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-5050-68-4 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2022
DOI: 10.2174/97898150506841220101


The book helps readers to understand the fundamentals of water purification processes. Chapters in the book cover industrial purification techniques, while also exploring the future scope and current challenges in this field.

Key Features:

- Seven chapters arranged and structured in a clear, coherent manner for understanding the broad topics.

- Covers basic water purification techniques for safe drinking water

- Covers defluoridation techniques

- Explains the parameters affecting photocatalytic degradation of substituted benzoic acids.

- Includes a case study for seasonal variations in pond water

- Covers the role of nanotechnology in wastewater treatment

- Covers the impact of water mismanagement on the environment with suggestions for preventive measures for sustainable water utilization

This reference informs advanced readers (sustainable development professionals, post-graduate and research scholars) interested in water treatment processes. It also serves as a resource for courses in environmental chemistry, waste management and sustainability.

Audience: Advanced readers and students of environmental chemistry, waste management and sustainability


The authors of this edited book are renowned researchers in the field of water research, photocatalytic degradation, and solar cells. With their research experience, they have edited this book by referring to and analyzing a wide range of literature. This edited book not only covers a critical review of some water research problems but also contains some original research work regarding catalytic degradation. In short, this book reveals the causes of water pollution and its impact on animal life. Moreover, it also discusses various water purification methods developed so far. This edited book further focuses on fluoride contamination in drinking water, its effect on human life, and fluoride removal by using activated alumina modified with different materials. The authors of this book have included original research like that on the degradation of substituted benzoic acid by nanoparticles and analysis of seasonal and spatial variations of water quality of Dulhara and Vedponds in Ratnapur, Chhattisgarh, India. Few chapters of this book cover wastewater treatment using modern methods, the impact of water mismanagement on the environment, and suggestions on the preventive measures for proper water utilization. The authors have made all possible efforts to enhance the usefulness of the book for the research community.

K. G. Rewatkar
Professor in Physics
Ambedkar College
Nagpur-440010, India