Tools Techniques and Protocols for Monitoring Environmental Contaminants

Tools  Techniques and Protocols for Monitoring Environmental Contaminants
Author: Satinder Kaur Brar,Krishnamoorthy Hegde,Vinayak Laxman Pachapur
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2019-09-15
ISBN 10: 0128146796
ISBN 13: 9780128146798
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Tools, Techniques and Protocols for Monitoring Environmental Contaminants describes information on the strategic integration of available monitoring methods with molecular techniques, with a focus on omics (DNA, RNA and protein based) and molecular imprinted polymer and nanomaterial based advanced biosensors for environmental applications. It discusses the most commonly practiced analytic techniques, such as HPLC, MS, GCMS and traditional biosensors, giving an overview of the benefits of advanced biosensors over commonly practiced methods in the rapid and reliable assessment of environmental contaminants. As environmental contaminants have become one of the serious concerns in terms of their rapid growth and monitoring in the environment, which is often limited due to costly and laborious methods, this book provides a comprehensive update on their removal, the challenges they create for environmental regulatory agencies, and their diverse effects on terrestrial and aquatic environments. Provides methods for assessing and monitoring environmental contaminants Includes recent advancement in molecular techniques Outlines rapid environmental monitoring methods Explains the use of biosensors for environmental monitoring Reviews monitoring methods beyond conventional analytic techniques

Selenium Contamination in Water

Selenium Contamination in Water
Author: Pooja Devi,Pardeep Singh,Arindam Malakar,Daniel Snow
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2021-07-26
ISBN 10: 1119693454
ISBN 13: 9781119693451
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The contamination of environment and water resources by Selenium (Se) and its oxyanions from various sources are emerging contaminants of significant health and environmental concern. The primary sources include agricultural drainage water, mine drainage, residues from fossil fuels, thermoelectric power plants, oil refineries, and metal ores. Various methods and technologies have been developed which focus on the treatment of selenium-containing waters and wastewater. High concentrations of selenium in water cause various adverse impact to human health, such as carcinogenic, genotoxic, and cytotoxic effects. But in the lower concentrations, it is a useful constituent of the biological system. The range between toxicity and deficiency of selenium is minimal (40 to 400 μg per day), due to its dual nature. Selenium Contamination in Water contains the latest status and information on selenium’s origin, its chemistry and its toxicity to humans. The book represents a comprehensive and advanced reference book for students, researchers, practitioners, and policymakers in working in the field of metalloids, in particular selenium. A special emphasis is given on its geological distribution, monitoring techniques, and remedial technologies. As such, the authors critically analyze the various techniques used for the monitoring and removal of selenium from water. Featuring chapters arranged according to the major themes of the latest research, with specific case-studies from industrial experiences of selenium detection and removal, Selenium Contamination in Water will be particularly valued by researchers, practitioners, and policymakers in working in the field of metalloids including selenium.

Nanosensor Technologies for Environmental Monitoring

Nanosensor Technologies for Environmental Monitoring
Author: Inamuddin,Abdullah M. Asiri
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 529
Release: 2020-07-15
ISBN 10: 303045116X
ISBN 13: 9783030451165
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Advanced materials and nanotechnology is a promising, emerging field involving the use of nanoparticles to facilitate the detection of various physical and chemical parameters, including temperature, humidity, pH, metal ion, anion, small organic or inorganic molecules, gases, and biomolecules responsible for environmental issues that can lead to diseases like cancer, diabetes, osteoarthritis, bacterial infections, and brain, retinal, and cardiovascular diseases. By monitoring environmental samples and detecting these environmental issues, advanced nanotechnology in this type of sensory technology is able to improve daily quality of life. Although these sensors are commercially available for the detection of monovalent cations, anions, gases, volatile organic molecules, heavy metal ions, and toxic metal ions, many existing models require significant power and lack advanced technology for more quality selectivity and sensitivity. There is room in these sensors to optimize their selectivity, reversibility, on/off ratio, response time, and their environmental stability in real-world operating conditions. This book explores the methods for the development and design of environmentally-friendly, simple, reliable, and cost effective electrochemical nanosensors using powerful nanostructured materials. More specifically, it highlights the use of various electrochemical-based biosensor sensors involved in the detection of monovalent cations, anions, gases, volatile organic molecules, heavy metal ions, and toxic metal ions, with the ultimate goal of seeing these technologies reach market.

Advanced Food Analysis Tools

Advanced Food Analysis Tools
Author: Rovina Kobun
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2020-09-18
ISBN 10: 0128223952
ISBN 13: 9780128223956
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Advanced Food Analysis Tools: Biosensors and Nanotechnology provides the latest information on innovative biosensors and tools that are used to perform on-site detection tests. Food safety is a global health goal, with the food industry providing testing and guidance to keep the population safe. Food contamination is mainly caused by harmful substances and biological organisms, including bacteria, viruses and parasites, which can all have a major impact on human health. The lack of specific, low-cost, rapid, sensitive and easy detection of harmful compounds has resulted in the development of the electrochemical technologies that are presented in this book. Includes the most recent and innovative biosensor and nanotechnology for the food industry Applies the most current trends in food analysis research Presents opportunities for unique electrochemical tools to enhance performance

Nanomaterials in Bionanotechnology

Nanomaterials in Bionanotechnology
Author: Ravindra Pratap Singh,Kshitij RB Singh
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2021-08-18
ISBN 10: 1000428397
ISBN 13: 9781000428391
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Nanomaterials in Bionanotechnology: Fundamentals and Applications offers a comprehensive treatment of nanomaterials in biotechnology from fundamentals to applications, along with their prospects. This book explains the basics of nanomaterial properties, synthesis, biological synthesis, and chemistry and demonstrates how to use nanomaterials to overcome problems in agricultural, environmental, and biomedical applications. Features Covers nanomaterials for environmental analysis and monitoring for heavy metals, chemical toxins, and water pollutant detection Describes nanomaterials-based biosensors and instrumentation and use in disease diagnosis and therapeutics Discusses nanomaterials for food processing and packaging and agricultural waste management Identifies challenges in nanomaterials-based technology and how to solve them This work serves as a reference for industry professionals, advanced students, and researchers working in the discipline of bionanotechnology.

Biodegradation and Biodeterioration at the Nanoscale

Biodegradation and Biodeterioration at the Nanoscale
Author: Hafiz M.N. Iqbal,Muhammad Bilal,Tuan Anh Nguyen,Ghulam Yasin
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 750
Release: 2021-10-08
ISBN 10: 0128241799
ISBN 13: 9780128241790
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Biodegradation and Biodeterioration at the Nanoscale describes the biodegradation and biodeterioration of materials in the presence of nanomaterials. The book's chapters focus on the basic principles, action mechanisms and promising applications of advanced nanomaterials, along with their integration with biotechnological processes for controlled degradation and deterioration of materials. In addition, the current research indications, positive or negative environmental impacts, legislation and future directions are also discussed. This book is an important reference source for researchers, engineers and scientists working in environmental remediation, biotechnology, materials science, corrosion and nanotechnology. Provides detailed coverage on how nano-biomaterials degrade and deteriorate Compares how different types of bionanomaterials decompose Explains how the priorities of bionanomaterials affect their deterioration rate

An Introduction To Biomaterials Science And Engineering

An Introduction To Biomaterials Science And Engineering
Author: A Sandeep Kranthi Kiran,Seeram Ramakrishna
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2021-04-22
ISBN 10: 9811228191
ISBN 13: 9789811228193
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book presents a broad scope of the field of biomaterials science and technology, focusing on theory, advances and applications. It is written for those who would like to develop their interest and knowledge towards biomaterials or materials science and engineering. All aspects of biomaterials science are thoroughly addressed, from basic principles of biomaterials, organs and medical devices to advanced topics such as tissue engineering, surface engineering, sterilization techniques, 3D printing and drug delivery systems. Readers are also introduced to major concepts of surface modification techniques, and potential applications of different classes of biomaterials. Multiple-choice questions at the end of every chapter will be helpful for students to test their understanding of each topic, with answers provided at the end of the book.Ultimately, this book offers a one-stop source of information on the essentials of biomaterials and engineering. It is useful both as an introduction and advanced reference on recent advances in the biomaterials field. Suitable readers include undergraduate and graduate students, especially those in Materials Science, Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering.

Monitoring Environmental Contaminants

Monitoring Environmental Contaminants
Author: Steven Johnson
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2020-11-26
ISBN 10: 0444643362
ISBN 13: 9780444643360
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Monitoring Environmental Contaminants Book Review:

While existing approaches to monitoring environmental contaminants tend to focus on a small suite of contaminant types and often involve monitoring at fixed points and at fixed times, Monitoring Environmental Contaminants focuses on a wide range of new technologies and approaches available for monitoring chemical and biological contaminants in air, water, soil and food. These new methods allow the ability to monitor a wider range of contaminants at much greater and temporal resolutions. Adoption of these methods could result in a change in our understanding of how humans and ecosystems are exposed to contaminants in different environmental media. This volume in the Environmental Contaminants Series provides an overview of a wide range of monitoring approaches ranging from citizen science networks to the use of robotics and sensor networks. Monitoring Environmental Contaminants describes challenges in the adoption of some of these new approaches and methods for dealing with these challenges such as the use of mining techniques for large data. The case studies within will provide a thorough illustration for researchers, academics, and scientists involved in ecology and environmental sciences. Brings together chapters from a wide range of research in ecology and the environmental sciences Utilizes an easily understandable style that can be absorbed by a wide audience Uses case studies to illuminate the application of selected novel contamination monitoring approaches

Natural Attenuation for Groundwater Remediation

Natural Attenuation for Groundwater Remediation
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources,Board on Radioactive Waste Management,Water Science and Technology Board,Committee on Intrinsic Remediation
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2000-08-31
ISBN 10: 0309069327
ISBN 13: 9780309069328
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In the past decade, officials responsible for clean-up of contaminated groundwater have increasingly turned to natural attenuation-essentially allowing naturally occurring processes to reduce the toxic potential of contaminants-versus engineered solutions. This saves both money and headaches. To the people in surrounding communities, though, it can appear that clean-up officials are simply walking away from contaminated sites. When is natural attenuation the appropriate approach to a clean-up? This book presents the consensus of a diverse committee, informed by the views of researchers, regulators, and community activists. The committee reviews the likely effectiveness of natural attenuation with different classes of contaminants-and describes how to evaluate the "footprints" of natural attenuation at a site to determine whether natural processes will provide adequate clean-up. Included are recommendations for regulatory change. The committee emphasizes the importance of the public's belief and attitudes toward remediation and provides guidance on involving community stakeholders throughout the clean-up process. The book explores how contamination occurs, explaining concepts and terms, and includes case studies from the Hanford nuclear site, military bases, as well as other sites. It provides historical background and important data on clean-up processes and goes on to offer critical reviews of 14 published protocols for evaluating natural attenuation.

Developing Tools to Evaluate the Environmental Status of Andean Basins with Mining Activities

Developing Tools to Evaluate the Environmental Status of Andean Basins with Mining Activities
Author: Cristina Yacoub López
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 146
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1120285491
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The water quality status of an Andean river basin was characterised and the pressures from anthropogenic activities were evaluated to enhance the available knowledge of the environment within an ecosystem in Peru. This investigation was conducted to assess the environmental status of the basin as a first step to introducing river management plans and specific water quality programmes. A continuous simulation model and an environmental monitoring program were developed, taking into account the European water framework directive (WFD) requirements. To prioritise the integrated water resources management (IWRM), an applied environmental model, the Soil and Water Assessment tool (SWAT) was used. The model was calibrated and validated for the Jequetepeque river basin using the SCE-UA algorithm and a relatively small amount of data (11 years). Five different cases of sub-basin discretisation were evaluated with and without a slope criterion. Very good hydrographs and statistics (NSE, RSR and PBIAS) were obtained for all cases. Environmental monitoring methods and tools for water quality evaluation were developed. The sources of contamination were identified and levels of contamination were quantified to evaluate pollution emissions. The degree of pollution by different substances, the associated risks, and the potential effects on aquatic life and human health were considered in the development of the tools and environmental monitoring methods. Water monitoring, sediment monitoring, and ecological monitoring, including a complementary effort to collect available data at the basin scale, were conducted in this study. The concentrations of trace elements were determined from the results of four water and sediment monitoring campaigns conducted between November 2008 and June 2010, and an ecological survey was evaluated. The results obtained from analysis of the water and sediment data indicated trace element pollution near mine sites, enabling us to quantify the impact of the mines on the Jequetepeque basin. Analysis of the water samples indicated that the most polluted water in the basin was located downstream from the Sipán SL Mine. The levels of Cr and As indicated adverse effects, whereas the levels of Al, Cd, Cu, Fe and Pb indicated significant effects on human health, mainly near the mining areas. Considering the lack of water facilities and trace element remediation in the region, special attention should be paid to regulatory policies and palliative countermeasures. Analysis of the sediment samples indicated that the most polluted sediment was located downstream from the Yanacocha Mine site and poses a significant threat to the environment in terms of Cd, Zn, Pb, and As pollution, regardless of the season. The sequential extraction analysis indicated higher mobility for Cd, Cu, Hg, Ni, and Zn. Those trace elements are released to the water column depending on the environmental conditions. The kinetics of the most prevalent trace elements in the basin were also evaluated. A diffusion model and two first-order models were used successfully to describe the kinetic extraction of Cu, Pb, and Zn. These trace elements can be significant only under extremely acidic conditions (pH=1); this should be taken into account in the potential scenario of acid mine drainage. The Ecological Status of Andean Rivers protocol was used to assess the upper part of the Jequetepeque river basin. At all the reference sites, the water quality status was very good or good. Only the sites located near mines exhibited alterations in the water quality, confirming the trends observed in the water and sediment monitoring. This protocol, which is an easy-to-use and economical qualitative tool, has proven to be very useful in assessing significant trends in ecological pollution of the basin.

Engineering Tools for Environmental Risk Management

Engineering Tools for Environmental Risk Management
Author: Katalin Gruiz,Tamás Meggyes,Éva Fenyvesi
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 558
Release: 2019-01-08
ISBN 10: 1317697421
ISBN 13: 9781317697428
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The four volumes of the book series "Engineering Tools for Environmental Risk Management" deal with environmental management, assessment & monitoring tools, environmental toxicology and risk reduction technologies. This last volume focuses on engineering solutions usually needed for industrial contaminated sites, where nature’s self-remediation is inefficient or too slow. The success of remediation depends on the selection of an increasing number of conventional and innovative methods. This volume classifies the remedial technologies and describes the reactor approach to understand and manage in situ technologies similarly to reactor-based technologies. Technology types include physicochemical, biological or ecological solutions, where near-natural, sustainable remediation has priority. A special chapter is devoted to natural attenuation, where natural changes can help achieve clean-up objectives. Natural attenuation and biological and ecological remediation establish a serial range of technologies from monitoring only to fully controlled interventions, using ‘ just’ the natural ecosystem or sophisticated artificial living systems. Passive artificial ecosystems and biodegradation-based remediation – in addition to natural attenuation – demonstrate the use of these ‘green’ technologies and how engineering intervention should be kept at a minimum to limit damage to the environment and create a harmonious ecosystem. Remediation of sites contaminated with organic substances is analyzed in detail including biological and physicochemical methods. Comprehensive management of pollution by inorganic contaminants from the mining industry, leaching and bioleaching and acid mine drainage is studied in general and specifically in the case of an abandoned mine in Hungary where the innovative technology of combined chemical and phytostabilization has been applied. The series of technologies is completed by electrochemical remediation and nanotechnologies. Monitoring, verification and sustainability analysis of remediation provide a comprehensive overview of the management aspect of environmental risk reduction by remediation. This book series focuses on the state of knowledge about the environment and its conscious and structured application in environmental engineering, management and decision making.

Priority Pollutants Monitoring in Water

Priority Pollutants Monitoring in Water
Author: Fiona Regan,Lisa Jones
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2016-08-15
ISBN 10: 9780444637123
ISBN 13: 0444637125
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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"Priority Pollutants Monitoring in Water: Protocols for Measurement and Analysis" addresses the critical topic of measuring and analyzing priority pollutants in the Earth s water systems. As the challenge of monitoring and measuring hazardous substances in our waters is becoming greater with the increasing number of chemicals being added to the list, the levels at which they are occurring, and the variety of sources of the compounds from which they originate, this book helps provide answers to the challenges that have created a need for new and robust analytic methods. The book includes all current and emerging techniques for analyzing priority pollutants and hazardous substances, and describes the application of these analytical techniques to a wide range of matrices. Written primarily for analytical chemists and environmental scientists, this book is a valuable resource for anyone interested in priority pollutants, from legislation issues to sampling, analytic techniques, and data management. Addresses the challenge of monitoring and measuring ever-increasing amounts of chemicals found in surface water, the levels at which they occur in the environment, and the variety of sources of the compoundsCovers all priority pollutants and hazardous substances, including emerging contaminantsReviews all current sampling and analytic techniques, including new methods under development such as sensing, capillary electrophoresis, and moreAssembles scattered information into one convenient resource, including legislation drivers for analytical methods and new management tools for data analysis"

Department of the Interior Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2013

Department of the Interior  Environment  and Related Agencies Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2013
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 588
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: MINN:31951D036701988
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Bioremediation and Biotechnology

Bioremediation and Biotechnology
Author: Khalid Rehman Hakeem,Rouf Ahmad Bhat,Humaira Qadri
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 327
Release: 2020-01-26
ISBN 10: 3030356914
ISBN 13: 9783030356910
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioremediation and Biotechnology Book Review:

Toxic substances threatens aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems and ultimately human health. The book is a thoughtful effort in bringing forth the role of biotechnology for bioremediation and restoration of the ecosystems degraded by toxic and heavy metal pollution. The introductory chapters of the book deal with the understanding of the issues concerned with the pollution caused by toxic elements and heavy metals and their impacts on the different ecosystems followed by the techniques involved in monitoring of the pollution. These techniques include use of bio-indicators as well as modern techniques for the assessment and monitoring of toxicants in the environment. Detailed chapters discussing the role of microbial biota, aquatic plants, terrestrial plants to enhance the accumulation efficiency of these toxic and heavy metals are followed by remediation techniques involving myco-remediation, bio-pesticides, bio-fertilizers, phyto-remediation and rhizo-filtration. A sizable portion of the book has been dedicated to the advanced bio-remediation techniques which are finding their way from the laboratory to the field for revival of the degraded ecosystems. These involve bio-films, micro-algae, genetically modified plants and filter feeders. Furthermore, the book is a detailed comprehensive account for the treatment technologies from unsustainable to sustainable. We believe academicians, researchers and students will find this book informative as a complete reference for biotechnological intervention for sustainable treatment of pollution.

Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 164

Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 164
Author: George W. Ware
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 261
Release: 2000-03-23
ISBN 10: 9780387989273
ISBN 13: 0387989277
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 164 Book Review:

Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology provides detailed review articles concerned with aspects of chemical contaminants, including pesticides, in the total environment with toxicological considerations and consequences.

Advanced Tools and Models to Improve River Basin Management in Europe in the Context of Global Change AquaTerra

Advanced Tools and Models to Improve River Basin Management in Europe in the Context of Global Change  AquaTerra
Author: Michael Finkel,Johannes Barth,Peter Grathwohl
Publsiher: IWA Publishing
Total Pages: 99
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 1843393727
ISBN 13: 9781843393726
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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"Developed from an integrated project of the 6th EU RTD Framework Programme ..."--P. [4] of cover.

Technical Assistance Directory

Technical Assistance Directory
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 67
Release: 1991
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCR:31210012784490
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Research Outlook

Research Outlook
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1981
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: IND:30000099360327
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology

Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
Author: George W. Ware
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 208
Release: 1999-04-09
ISBN 10: 9780387986814
ISBN 13: 0387986812
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology Book Review:

Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology provides detailed review articles concerned with aspects of chemical contaminants, including pesticides, in the total environment with toxicological considerations and consequences.

Interior Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2007

Interior  Environment  and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2007
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105050416341
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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