Emerging trends in wastewater treatment: Addressing microorganic pollutants and environmental impacts
Source of Publication
Science of the Total Environment
This review focuses on the challenges and advances associated with the treatment and management of microorganic pollutants, encompassing pesticides, industrial chemicals, and persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in the environment. The translocation of these contaminants across multiple media, particularly through atmospheric transport, emphasizes their pervasive nature and the subsequent ecological risks. The urgency to develop cost-effective remediation strategies for emerging organic contaminants is paramount. As such, wastewater-based epidemiology and the increasing concern over estrogenicity are explored. By incorporating conventional and innovative wastewater treatment techniques, this article highlights the integration of environmental management strategies, analytical methodologies, and the importance of renewable energy in waste treatment. The primary objective is to provide a comprehensive perspective on the current scenario, imminent threats, and future directions in mitigating the effects of these pollutants on the environment. Furthermore, the review underscores the need for international collaboration in developing standardized guidelines and policies for monitoring and controlling these microorganic pollutants. It advocates for increased investment in research and development of advanced materials and technologies that can efficiently remove or neutralize these contaminants, thereby safeguarding environmental health and promoting sustainable practice.
Ecotoxicological risk, Environmental analysis, Environmental impact, Estrogenicity, Microorganic pollutants, Persistent organic pollutants, Remediation techniques, Renewable energy in waste treatment, Wastewater treatment, Water quality
Saleem, Muhammad Hamzah; Mfarrej, Manar Fawzi Bani; Khan, Khalid Ali; and Alharthy, Saif A., "Emerging trends in wastewater treatment: Addressing microorganic pollutants and environmental impacts" (2024). All Works. 6312.
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