Removal of pharmaceutically active compounds from contaminated water and wastewater using biochar as low-cost adsorbents, an overview

Algheethi, Adel and Noman, Efaq and Radin Mohamed, Radin Maya Saphira and Mohammad Razi, Mohd Adib and M. K., Amir Hashim (2018) Removal of pharmaceutically active compounds from contaminated water and wastewater using biochar as low-cost adsorbents, an overview. In: Handbook of Environmental Materials Management. Springer International Publishing AG, pp. 1-9. ISBN 9783319585383

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-58538-3_25-1

Abstract

Pharmaceutically active compounds (PhACs) have received high attention during the last few years due to their ability to persist for long time in the environment as well as their role in increasing the antimicrobial resistance among the floral bacteria in the nature. Many of the technologies have been investigated and applied to remove those compounds from the contaminated water and wastewater. The most common technology depends on the oxidation process which leads to degrade these compounds to be in inactive form. However, the oxidation process has some challenges which lie in the presence of secondary products and toxic by-products. The adsorption process is the best alternative technology where no energy is required and no toxic by-products are generated, and the process leads to separate the pollutants from the water and wastewater. In this chapter, the adsorption of PhACs by low-cost materials such as biochar and microorganisms is discussed.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:Biochar; bacteria; adsorptive capacity; efficiency
Subjects:T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD201-500 Water supply for domestic and industrial purposes
Divisions:Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Water and Environmental Engineering
ID Code:11133
Deposited By:Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Deposited On:13 May 2019 09:10
Last Modified:13 May 2019 09:10

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