Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs) in Water and Wastewater Treatment

Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs) in Water and Wastewater Treatment

Noted as an IGI Global Core Reference Title in Environment & Agriculture for 2019.

Hamidi Abdul Aziz (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia) and Salem S. Abu Amr (Universiti Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Release Date: August, 2018|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 501
ISBN13: 9781522557661|ISBN10: 1522557660|EISBN13: 9781522557678|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5766-1


Population growth and industrial development have increased the amount of wastewater generated by urban areas, and one of the major problems facing industrialized nations is the contamination of the environment by hazardous chemicals. Therefore, to meet the standards, suitable treatment alternatives should be established.

Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs) in Water and Wastewater Treatment is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research on the current, green, and advanced technologies for wastewater treatment. While highlighting topics such as groundwater treatment, environmental legislation, and oxidation processes, this publication explores the contamination of environments by hazardous chemicals as well as the methods of decontamination and the reduction of negative effects on the environment. This book is a vital reference source for environmental engineers, waste authorities, solid waste management companies, landfill operators, legislators, environmentalists, and academicians seeking current research on achieving sustainable management for wastewater treatment.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Biological Treatments
  • Chemical Treatments
  • Electro-Ozonation
  • Fenton Oxidation
  • Groundwater Treatment
  • Landfill Leachate Treatment
  • Oxidation Processes
  • Photocatalysis in Water

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Abdul Aziz is a professor in environmental engineering in the School of Civil Engineering of Universiti Sains Malaysia. Professor Aziz received his PhD degree in civil engineering (environmental engineering) from the University of Strathclyde in Scotland in 1992. To date, he has published over 200 refereed articles in professional journals and proceedings, 16 chapters in refereed international books, and 8 chapters in refereed national books. He has also published 7 research books. Dr Aziz continues to serve as a peer reviewer for more than 30 international journals. To date, he has reviewed 400 international papers. He also serves as a guest editor of the special issue on landfill leachate management and control of the International Journal of Environment and Waste Management (IJEWM). Professor Aziz currently serves as the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Scientific Research in Environmental Sciences (IJSRES). He also serves as the managing editor of the International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, IJEWM and the International of Journal of Environmental Engineering, IJEE. Aside from these, he is a member of the editorial board of 10 other international journals in the environmental discipline. Professor Aziz's research focuses on alleviating problems associated with water pollution issues from industrial wastewater discharges and from solid waste management via landfilling, such as landfill leachate. Advanced oxidation processes is one of his research focuses. He also has strong interest in biodegradation and bioremediation of oil spills. Professor Aziz has been involved in numerous consultancy works and industrial testing projects related to water and wastewater treatment, solid waste management, landfill leachate treatment, curriculum design, environmental impact assessment, and environmental management planning, to name a few. Professor Aziz has also been involved in international projects. In 2011, he and his team started to be involved in the following two projects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: “The Proposed Design and Tendering for the Safe Closure of Muassim/Mina Disposal Site: Phase 1” and “The Proposed Design and Tendering for the New Phase of the Landfill at Kakia Disposal Site: Phase 1.” Both projects were sponsored by the Mayor of Makkah. Since 2011, he has also served as a member of the International Advisory Committee of the Center of Excellence in Environmental Science (CEES) in King Abdul Aziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The details of his published work are available through Researcher ID: F-6836-2010 and SCOPUS ID: 7005960760.
Dr. Salem S. Abu Amr is an assistant professor in Environmental Engineering Technology Department, at Malaysian Institute of Chemical and Bioengineering Technology, Kuala Lumpur University, Malaysia. He received his Ph.D. in environmental engineering (Water and Wastewater Treatment) from the University of Malaysian Sciences (USM), Malaysia, in 2013. He conduct his postdoctoral research fellow in Environmental Engineering at School of Civil Engineering, USM, Malaysia (2014 – 2015).. To date, his professional work and research has encompassed development and use of advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) for water/wastewater treatment processes. Dr. Salem also worked as an academic staff and researcher in several research centers, universities and institutes and gained a wide experience and he has a high potential in both practical and academic research work in Environmental management, water and wastewater treatment. He has a good experience to design different types of ozone reactors using for water and waste water treatment applications. His current research interests include stabilized landfill leachate treatment via (AOPs) and improve the biodegradability of un biodegradable components. He has one edited book, 4 book chapters and reported over 50 publications in several international conferences and ISI journals and he is an active reviewer in several well recognized ISI Journals.