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Microplastics in Environment: Source, Potential Risks, Analytical Challenges, and Remediation Strategies

Ganga Ram Chaudhary

In recent years, the pervasive presence of microplastics in the environment has emerged as a pressing global concern. As we grapple with the complexities of this issue, it becomes increasingly evident that a comprehensive understanding of microplastics' sources, risks, analytical challenges, and remediation strategies is essential for effective mitigation and safeguarding of our ecosystems and human health.

"Microplastics in Environment" comprehensively explores the growing concern surrounding microplastic pollution. From their emergence as a significant environmental pollutant to their potential risks and various remediation strategies, this book delves into every aspect of microplastics' impact on ecosystems and human health. With chapters authored by experts in the field, readers gain insights into the sources, classification, properties, and dynamics of microplastics in different environmental compartments, including marine environments, soils, and indoor settings. Analytical challenges related to identifying, quantifying, and characterizing microplastics are thoroughly discussed, along with emerging computational approaches to unravel the microplastic mystery. The book highlights recent trends in using bioindicators to monitor microplastic pollution and its adverse impacts on animal health. Additionally, the book explores trends, challenges, and opportunities in plastic recycling and future directions for addressing microplastics.

Microplastics in Environment" compiles current knowledge and identifies gaps, serving as a valuable resource for researchers, policymakers, and practitioners working towards a cleaner, healthier planet. It aims to support those dedicated to safeguarding our planet for future generations.

Features:

- Focuses on microplastic pollution in the environment and highlights the emergent need to reduce and eliminate microplastic pollution.

- Include special chapters on microplastic classifications, estimation tools, and the role of computational modeling in microplastic.

- Discusses microplastic occurrence in marine, soil, air, and prevention strategies in different environmental settings.

- Furthermore, it explores different remediation strategies, current trends, challenges, and opportunities in plastic recycling.

Book Details

  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publish Date: Dec 2nd, 2024
  • Pages: 344
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9781032742045
  • Categories: Chemistry - AnalyticLife Sciences - BiochemistryChemistry - Environmental (see also Environmental Science)

About the Author

Professor Ganga Ram Chaudhary (analytical chemist) has more than 20 years of experience in the fabrication of functionalized nanomaterials/membranes/biopolymers via green methods and exploring their potential applications for the elimination of contaminants from wastewater, as catalyst and as electrochemical sensors and as an alternate to plastic materials. He has published over 204 publications (Patents: 5; Publications: 175; Book/Book Chapter: 24) in the reputed journals and publication houses. Presently, he is heading the Sophisticated Analytical Instrumentation Facility (SAIF) and Central Instrumentation Laboratory (CIL) which equips him with the deeper understanding, knowledge, and skills required to address the analytical challenges/solution associated with the detection of microplastic. He is also engaged in consultancy projects in Himachal Pradesh and Panjab industrial regions regarding the evaluation of processing parameters to upgrade the CETP (common effluent treatment plant) and achieve the goal of zero liquid discharge, mitigation of pollution and sustainable development for the treatment of wastewater from pharmaceutical, electroplating, textile and personal care products.

Dr. Moondeep Chauhan (Environmental Scientist) received his Doctoral degree in Environmental Studies from Panjab University in 2020. From 2020 to 2022, he worked as a Post-doctoral BIRAC innovation fellow at E-YUVA center, Panjab University. Thereafter, he worked as a research scientist in the Sophisticated Analytical Instrumentation Facility/Central Instrumentation Lab (SAIF/CIL), Panjab University. Currently, he is working as an assistant professor cum scientist in the central instrumentation facility, and Department of Environment Science at Amity University, Punjab. His current research interests include the development of nano-catalysts and electrochemical sensors for applications in the field of energy and environment. He is actively engaged in the synthesis of functionalized nanomaterials/membranes via green methods and exploring their potential applications for the elimination of contaminants from wastewater and has published over 25 research articles, including 6 book chapters and 2 patents (1 granted). Also, he is engaged in consultancy projects for the treatment of wastewater from pharmaceutical, electroplating, textile and personal care products.

Dr. Bunty Sharma received his Doctoral degree in Chemistry from Panjab University, India and during Ph.D. worked at the School of Pharmacy, University of Nottingham, UK (commonwealth scholarship). He has published 13 research articles in reputed peer-reviewed journals, 6 book chapters, and filed 3 Indian patents including 2 granted patents. He has vast experience in handling various analytical techniques that are used for the characterization of micro or nanoparticles. Currently, he is working as a research specialist in Molekule Group Inc. Florida, USA. Before this, he worked as a research officer in the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, at University College Cork, Ireland. Besides this, he is working in a team to provide consultancy to the Industries for Effluent treatment plant of Panjab, Himachal Pradesh region of India.