Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Emerging Contaminants

Edited by Aurel Nuro

University of Tirana

Emerging Contaminants presents the reader with information on classification, recent studies, and adverse effects on the environment and human health of the main classes of contaminants. Emerging contaminants are synthetic or natural compounds and microorganisms produced and used by humans that cause adverse ecological and human health effects when they reach the environment. This book is organized into four sections that cover the classification of contaminants and the instrumental techniques used to quantify them, recent studies on pesticides, antibiotics as an important group of emerging contaminants, and studies of different classes of emerging contaminants such as polybrominated diphenyl ethers  (PBDEs), microplastics, and others.

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Emerging ContaminantsEdited by Aurel Nuro

Published: May 27th 2021

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.87857

ISBN: 978-1-83962-419-3

Print ISBN: 978-1-83962-418-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83962-420-9

Copyright year: 2021

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1. Classification, Potential Routes and Risk of Emerging Pollutants/Contaminant

By Yahaya Abdulrazaq, Abdulkareem Abdulsalam, A. Larayetan Rotimi, A. Aliyu Abdulbasit, Okpanachi Clifford, O. Abdulazeez Abdulsalam, O. Nayo Racheal, A. Akor Joy, F. Omale Victor, Z. Mbese Johannes, Muhammad Bilal and Salehdeen Umar M


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2. Emerging Compounds in Mexico: Challenges for Their Identification and Elimination in Wastewater

By José Gustavo Ronderos-Lara, Hugo Saldarriaga-Noreña, Pedro Guillermo Reyes-Romero, Luis Alberto Chávez-Almazán, Josefina Vergara-Sánchez, Mario Alfonso Murillo-Tovar and César Torres-Segundo


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3. Various Methods for Removal, Treatment, and Detection of Emerging Water Contaminants

By Wan Norfazilah Wan Ismail and Siti Umairah Mokhtar


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4. Pesticides and Human Health

By Riaz Shah


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5. Impacts of Agricultural Toxicity on Non-Target Organisms in Aquatic Ecosystem

By Marlyete Chagas de Araújo, Caio Rodrigo Dias de Assis, Rafael Artur de Queiroz Cavalcanti de Sá, Jordany Gomes da Silva, Bruno Oliveira de Veras, Kaline Catiely Campos Silva, Glauber Pereira Carvalho dos Santos, Vagne de Melo Oliveira, Juliana Ferreira dos Santos, Ana Lúcia Figueiredo Porto and Maria Betânia Melo de Oliveira


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6. Limited Knowledge and Unsafe Practices in Usage of Pesticides and The Associated Toxicity Symptoms among Farmers in Tullo and Finchawa Rural Kebeles, Hawassa City, Sidama Regional State, Southern Ethiopia

By Lana MHD Jamal Alshalati


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7. Analysis of Exogenous Poisoning by Pesticide in the State of Bahia-Brazil during the Period from 2007 to 2017

By Karolayne Silva Souza, Flávia Steffany Leite Miranda, Milena Roberta Freire da Silva, Caio Rodrigo Dias de Assis, Rafael Artur de Queiroz Cavalcanti de Sá, Marcilio de Oliveira Santos, Jordany Gomes da Silva, Kelma Sirleide de Souza, Bruno Oliveira de Veras and Maria Betânia Melo de Oliveira


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8. Potential Use of Agro/Food Wastes as Biosorbents in the Removal of Heavy Metals

By Faizan Ahmad and Sadaf Zaidi


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9. Impact of Emerging Agricultural Contaminants on Global Warming

By Nosiri Chidi, Anyanwu Chukwuma and Nwaogwugwu Joel


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10. Pharmaceutical Antibiotics at a Significant Level in Nature: From Hospitals, Livestock, and Plants to Soil, Water, and Sea

By Mauricio Corredor and Amalia Muñoz-Gómez


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11. Effects of Antibiotics on Impacted Aquatic Environment Microorganisms

By Lívia Caroline Alexandre de Araújo, Sivoneide Maria da Silva, Rafael Artur de Queiroz Cavalcanti de Sá, Ana Vitoria Araujo Lima, Amanda Virginia Barbosa, Jaqueline dos Santos Silva, Kaleen Massari Leite, Wellenilton Jose do Nascimento Júnior, Vladimir da Mota Silveira-Filho, Carina Lucena Mendes-Marques, Francisco Henrique Da Silva and Maria Betânia Melo de Oliveira


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12. Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) as Emerging Environmental Pollutants: Advances in Sample Preparation and Detection Techniques

By Japheth M. Nzangya, Elizabeth N. Ndunda, Geoffrey O. Bosire, Bice S. Martincigh and Vincent O. Nyamori


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13. Sources, Fate, and Impact of Microplastics in Aquatic Environment

By Sukanya Mehra, Khushboo Sharma, Geetika Sharma, Mandeep Singh and Pooja Chadha


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14. Screening and Potential Uses of Contaminated Spent Mushroom (Pleurotus spp.)

By Mathipriya Shanmugavelu and Ganesan Sevugaperumal


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15. Determination of Concentration for Some Priority Substances in Paddy Fields of Ergene River, Meriç River, and Yenikarpuzlu Dam, Turkey

By Barış Can Körükçü and Cemile Ozcan


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16. Reducing Emerging Contaminants Ensuing from Rusting of Marine Steel Installations

By Karima Hanini, Sameh Boudiba and Merzoug Benahmed


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17. Chemical Mechanical Planarization-Related to Contaminants: Their Sources and Characteristics

By Jihoon Seo


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