Title

Emerging contaminants of high concern for the environment: Current trends and future research

ORCID Identifiers

0000-0001-6056-587X

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

Environmental Research

Publication Date

12-1-2021

Abstract

Wastewater is contaminated water that must be treated before it may be transferred into other rivers and lakes in order to prevent further groundwater pollution. Over the last decade, research has been conducted on a wide variety of contaminants, but the emerging contaminants are those caused primarily by micropollutants, endocrine disruptors (EDs), pesticides, pharmaceuticals, hormones, and toxins, as well as industrially-related synthetic dyes and dye-containing hazardous pollutants. Most emerging pollutants did not have established guidelines, but even at low concentrations they could have harmful effects on humans and aquatic organisms. In order to combat the above ecological threats, huge efforts have been done with a view to boosting the effectiveness of remediation procedures or developing new techniques for the detection, quantification and efficiency of the samples. The increase of interest in biotechnology and environmental engineering gives an opportunity for the development of more innovative ways to water treatment remediation. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of emerging sources of contaminants, detection technologies, and treatment strategies. The goal of this review is to evaluate adsorption as a method for treating emerging pollutants, as well as sophisticated and cost-effective approaches for treating emerging contaminants.

Publisher

Elsevier

Disciplines

Environmental Engineering

Keywords

Emerging contaminants, Removal techniques, Environmental pollution, Wastewater

Scopus ID

85122292850

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

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