Dr. Blaney and Dr. Hernández-Maldonado edited Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Water and Wastewater: Advanced Treatment Processes, published by Butterworth-Heinemann 2020. Publication date: 18th October 2019.
"I'm really excited to have published this book with my co-author, Dr. Arturo J. Hernández-Maldonado from the University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez. Arturo and I first connected when I was a PhD student, presenting at the American Chemical Society meeting. A couple of years later, we started organizing symposia and co-edited a special issue of the Journal of Hazardous Materials. Eventually, we decided to tackle this new challenge. I'm really pleased with the result, which includes a chapter from my lab with two PhD student authors (i.e., Mamatha Hopanna (PhD candidate) and Kiranmayi Mangalgiri (PhD, 2017)) and two BS student co-authors (i.e., Daniel Ocasio (BS, 2017, valedictorian) and Temitope Ibitoye (BS, 2019)). The book focuses on advanced treatment technologies to remove contaminants of emerging concern, such as pharmaceuticals, personal care products, flame retardants, and other specialty chemicals, from drinking water and wastewater. Top-tier researchers from around the world contributed to the book, and we are excited for it to hit the shelves. Ultimately, we hope that this collection of information will help municipalities address ongoing concerns about the presence of contaminants of emerging concern in water resources." - Dr. Lee Blaney
DescriptionContaminants of Emerging Concern in Water and Wastewater: Advanced Treatment Processes presents the state-of-the-art in the design and use of adsorbents, membranes, and UV/oxidation processes, along with the challenges that will need to be addressed to close the gap between development and implementation in water/wastewater treatment applications. Chapters cover adsorbent and membrane design and performance, direct comparison of performance data between new (inorganic and metal organic nanoporous materials) and classic adsorbents and membranes, a list of advantages, disadvantages, and challenges related to performance limitations, regenerability, and upscaling.
- Addresses the advantages/disadvantages of select technologies, including energy resource needs and waste management issues of reverse osmosis, amongst other issues
- Presents information on the advancements of technology within the realm of Engineered Treatments of CECs
- Focuses on the inherent science and technology of advanced treatment processes Readership Environmental engineers and scientists; Chemical engineers; Researchers, practitioners, and policy makers in the water sector, environmental management, and public health