Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Water Quality

Icaro Moreira

Federal University of Bahia

A pioneering researcher in biotechnology and water quality, winner of international scientific awards, and holder of thirteen registered patents.


Adriana Ferreira

Federal University of Bahia

Doctor in analytical chemistry with a lot of experience in practical laboratory work whit the position of coordinator.


Metals Hydrocarbons Microorganisms Aquatic Flora and Fauna Analytical Chemistry Innovative Methods Wastewater Treatment Plants Bioremediation Mangrove Saline Water Groundwater Pollution Urban River Pollution

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About the book

The search for more modern models and techniques to monitor water quality and improve water treatment techniques is a challenging mission for scientists in the field. This book will present trends and advances in the area of water quality.

The areas that this book should integrate are: pollution by metals in water, pollution by hydrocarbons in water, pollution by pesticides in water, pollution by emerging micro-pollutants in water, pollution by microorganisms in water, advances in analytical chemistry in assessing water quality, advances in microbiology in water quality, sediment-water interaction, particulate material and water interaction, effluent water, water biomonitoring, statistical treatment of water quality data, human water supply, wastewater treatment plants, bioremediation, physical-chemical treatments, groundwater pollution, urban river pollution, water and circular economy.

With the themes presented, this book aims to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the current state of the art in water quality, presenting an adequate and viable path to follow.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: October 12th 2020

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Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline for chapter proposals: November 9th 2020

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Deadline for full chapters: January 8th 2021

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Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: March 29th 2021

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Expected publication date: May 28th 2021

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Icaro Moreira

Federal University of Bahia

Prof. Ph.D. Ícaro Thiago Andrade Moreira is currently adjunct professor at the Department of Environmental Engineering, Federal University Federal of Bahia, Brazil. He earned a BSc degree in Biological Science and a PhD from the University Federal of Bahia (with improvement in Canada), specializing in Environmental Geology, Hydrogeology and Water Resources. He has more than 14 years of teaching, research and extension experience. He is a technical and scientific consultant of several companies, agencies and scientific journals. Throughout his academic career, he has acquired many national and international research grants and carried out a number of research projects that have led to more than 400 publications in leading journals, books, and chapters in books and has registered 13 patents. He was the recipient of the best researcher award of MERCOSUR Science and Technology for 2015 in recognition of his outstanding research work in biotechnology, water quality and treatments technologies. He has been the Head of Green-Blue Microbiology Laboratory of LABDEA of UFBA, since 2019. His current research interests include water quality, biotechnolgy and bioeconomy.

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