Inorganic Pollutants in Wastewater


The book “Applications of Adsorption and Ion Exchange Chromatography in Waste Water Treatment” has been edited with contributions from well know experts in the field, who have been working on different ion-exchange materials and technologies for many years.


Inorganic Pollutants in Wastewater
Methods of Analysis, Removal and Treatment
Eds. Inamuddin, Ali Mohammad and Abdullah M. Asiri
Materials Research Foundations Volume 16
Publication Date 2017, 458 Pages
Print ISBN 978-1-945291-34-0 (release date October 1st 2017)
ePDF ISBN 978-1-945291-35-7
DOI: 10.21741/9781945291357

This book, ‘Inorganic Pollutants in Wastewater: Methods of Analysis, Removal and Treatment’ extensively investigates the most recent improvements in the area of inorganic pollutants analysis, removal and treatment of wastewater by utilizing different materials such as natural polymers, husks, graphene and carbon nanotube composites, fruit cortex etc. It covers photocatalysis, adsorption, desalination and electrochemical technologies used for the analysis and treatment of inorganic pollutants. The book is the result of the significant commitment of specialists from different interdisciplinary fields of science. It comprehensively investigates the most abundant, top to bottom, and avant-garde research and reviews.

Waste Water Treatment, Inorganic Pollutants, Natural Polymers, Husks, Graphene And Carbon Nanotube Composites, Fruit Cortex, Photocatalysis, Adsorption, Desalination, Electrochemical Technologies

Table of Contents
Chapter 1            Photocatalysis: Present, past and future               1
Chapter 2            Natural polymers for the removal of heavy metals           64
Chapter 3            Ion selective membrane electrodes as sensors for detection of heavy metal ions              86
Chapter 4            A study on the potential applications of rice husk derivatives as useful adsorptive material           149
Chapter 5            Natural husks as potential adsorbents for uptake of heavy metals            187
Chapter 6            Removal of heavy metals using graphene composites    210
Chapter 7            Magnetic mollusk shell-Fe3O4 composite powder used as seeding adsorbent to purify Zn(II) and Pb(II) contaminated wastewater          247
Chapter 8            Waste fruit cortexes for the removal of heavy metals from wastewater                275
Chapter 9            Advances in desalination for water and wastewater treatment  294
Chapter 10          Advanced membrane materials for desalination:  carbon nanotube and graphene            322
Chapter 11          A review of the progress of desalination technologies: application to wastewater treatment       343
Chapter 12          Photo-Fenton oxidation technology for the treatment of wastewater    370
Chapter 13          Electrochemical technologies for produced water treatment       420
Keywords            445
About the editors            457

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About the Editors

Assistant Professor Inamuddin

Dr. Inamuddin is currently working as Assistant Professor in the Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He obtained Master of Science degree in Organic Chemistry from Chaudhary Charan Singh (CCS) University, Meerut, India, in 2002. He received his Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Applied Chemistry from AMU in 2004 and 2007, respectively. He has extensive research experience in multidisciplinary fields of Analytical Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, and Electrochemistry and, more specifically, Renewable Energy and Environment. He has worked on different research projects as project fellow and senior research fellow funded by University Grants Commission (UGC), Government of India, and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Government of India. He has received Fast Track Young Scientist Award from the Department of Science and Technology, India, to work in the area of bending actuators and artificial muscles. He has completed four major research projects sanctioned by University Grant Commission, Department of Science and Technology, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, and Council of Science and Technology, India. He has published 76 research articles in international journals of repute and twelve book chapters in knowledge-based book editions published by renowned international publishers. He has published six edited books with Springer, United Kingdom, three by Nova Science Publishers, Inc. U.S.A., one by CRC Press Taylor & Francis Asia Pacific, two by Trans Tech Publications Ltd., Switzerland and two by Materials Science Forum, U.S.A. He is the member of various editorial boards of the journals and also serving as associate editor for a journal Environmental Chemistry Letter, Springer Nature. He has attended as well as chaired sessions in various international and national conferences. He has worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow, leading a research team at the Creative Research Initiative Center for Bio-Artificial Muscle, Hanyang University, South Korea, in the field of renewable energy, especially biofuel cells. He has also worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center of Research Excellence in Renewable Energy, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia, in the field of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells and computational fluid dynamics of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells. He is a life member of the Journal of the Indian Chemical Society. His research interest includes ion exchange materials, a sensor for heavy metal ions, biofuel cells, supercapacitors and bending actuators.

Professor Ali Mohammad

Prof. Ali Mohammad is presently working as UGC-Emeritus Fellow in the Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India after serving as chairman of the department of Applied Chemistry for 6 years. His scientific interests include physico-analytical aspects of solid-state reactions, micellar thin layer chromatography, surfactants analysis, and green chromatography. He is the author or coauthor of 247 scientific publications including research articles, reviews, and book chapters. He has supervised 53 students for Ph.D./M.Phil. and M.Tech. degrees. He has also served as Editor of Scientific Journal, “Chemical and Environmental Research” published from India since 1992 to 2012 and as the Associate Editor for Analytical Chemistry section of the Journal of Indian Chemical Society. He has published four edited books with Springer, the United Kingdom and two by Materials Science Forum, U.S.A. He has been the member of editorial boards of Acta Chromatographica, Acta Universitatis Cibiniensis Seria F. Chemia, Air Pollution, and Annals of Agrarian Science. He has attended as well as chaired sessions in various international and national conferences. He is the life member of several Indian Scientific and Chemical Societies. He has also served as Visiting Professor at King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Dr. Mohammad obtained his M.Sc. (1972), M.Phil. (1975), Ph.D. (1978), and D.Sc. (1996) degrees from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India.


Professor Abdullah M. Asiri

Prof. Abdullah M. Asiri is the Head of the Chemistry Department at King Abdulaziz University since October 2009 and he is the founder and the Director of the Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials Research (CEAMR) since 2010 till date. He is the Professor of Organic Photochemistry. He graduated from King Abdulaziz University (KAU) with B.Sc. in Chemistry in 1990 and a Ph.D from University of Wales, College of Cardiff, U.K. in 1995. His research interest covers color chemistry, synthesis of novel photochromic and thermochromic systems, synthesis of novel coloring matters and dyeing of textiles, materials chemistry, nanochemistry and nanotechnology, polymers and plastics. Prof. Asiri is the principal supervisors of more than 20 M.Sc. and six Ph.D theses; He is the main author of ten books of different chemistry disciplines. Prof. Asiri is the Editor-in-Chief of King Abdulaziz University Journal of Science. A major achievement of Prof. Asiri is the discovery of tribochromic compounds, a class of compounds which change from slightly or colorless to deep colored when subjected to small pressure or when grind. This discovery was introduced to the scientific community as a new terminology published by IUPAC in 2000. This discovery was awarded a patent from European Patent office and from UK patent. Prof. Asiri involved in many committees at the KAU level and also on the national level, he took a major role in the advanced materials committee working for KACST to identify the National plan for science and technology in 2007. Prof. Asiri played a major role in advancing the chemistry education and research in KAU, he has been awarded the best Researchers from KAU for the past five years. He also awarded the Young Scientist award from the Saudi Chemical Society in 2009, and also the first prize for the distinction in science from the Saudi Chemical Society in 2012. He also received a recognition certificate from the American Chemical society (Gulf region Chapter) for the advancement of chemical science in the Kingdome. Also he received a Scopus certificate for the most Publishing Scientist in Saudi Arabia in chemistry in 2008. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of various journals of international repute. He is the Vice- President of Saudi Chemical Society (Western Province Branch).  He holds four USA patents, more than 800 Publications in international journals, seven book chapters, and ten books.