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Emerging Technologies and Advanced Techniques for Waste Treatment and Energy Production pp. 112-132
Editors: Prof. Ramasamy Subbaiya
Dr. Sivasubramanian Manikandan (2022)
ISBN: 978-93-94174-07-8
Chapter 8
Persistent Organic Pollutants Removal
Murali Dadisup1* and Mohd Yasir2
1Department of Chemistry, School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Copperbelt University, Jambo drive, River side, P.O. 21692, Kitwe, Zambia 2 Department of Pharmacy, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Arsi University, Asella, Ethiopia
Synthetic organic pollutants enter in to the environment due to anthropogenic activities are main concern nowadays regarding environmental pollution. These synthetic organic pollutants are come under the category of persistent organic pollutants (POPs), which are mainly releasing from different sources into the environment like industries and agricultural activities. These POPs are very dangerous and highly toxic to the environment and to the living beings due to their undegradable and long persisting nature. These can be removed from the environment using some conventional techniques such as coagulation, oxidant chemical treatment, flocculation and filtration. But these techniques are failing in removal of POPs completely from the polluted environment. Hence, it is need to pay an attention to develop new methods and technologies in removing of POPs completely from the source. The current chapter explains the source, nature, effects and advanced removal techniques and future views in using POPs as non-pollutants.
Synthetic organic pollutants, Persistent organic pollutants (POPs)
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Cite this Chapter: Murali Dadi and Mohd Yasir. 2022. Persistent Organic Pollutants Removal. In: S. Manikandan and R. Subbaiya (Eds.), Emerging Technologies and Advanced Techniques for Waste Treatment and Energy Production. Excellent Publishers, India. pp. 112-132. doi:
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