Contents

Part I Air and Water Pollution

1 Environmental Fate of Chiral Pharmaceuticals:

Determination, Degradation and Toxicity 3

Ana R. Ribeiro, Paula M.L. Castro, and Maria Elizabeth Tiritan

2 Pollutant-Induced Decay of Building Materials 47

Jorge Sanjurjo-Sánchez and Carlos Alves

3 Novel Bioreactors for Waste Gas Treatment 121

Eldon R. Rene, María Montes, María C. Veiga, and Christian Kennes

4 Extraction Procedures for Organic

Pollutants Determination in Water 171

N. Etxebarria, P. Navarro, A. Prieto, M. Olivares, A. Usobiaga, L.A. Fernández, and Olatz Zuloaga

5 Oxidation of Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins by Chlorine Dioxide. Implications for Water Treatment 237

Virender K. Sharma and Mary Sohn

6 Biodegradation of Azo Dyes from Wastewater 255

Pijush Kanti Mondal and Brajesh Chauhan

7 Air Quality Monitoring with Lichens in India.

Heavy Metals and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons 277

Vertika Shukla and D.K. Upreti

Part II Remediation

8 Electrochemical Remediation Technologies for Waters Contaminated by Pharmaceutical Residues 297

Enric Brillas and Ignasi Sirés

9 Biogas Technologies and Cleaning Techniques 347

M. Estefanía López, Eldon R. Rene, María C. Veiga, and Christian Kennes

10 Heavy Metals: Toxicity and Removal by Biosorption 379

Ackmez Mudhoo, Vinod Kumar Garg, and Shaobin Wang

11 Fe-Mn Concretions and Nodules to Sequester Heavy Metals in Soils 443

Dionisios Gasparatos

12 Bioremediation of Arsenic in Contaminated

Terrestrial and Aquatic Environments 475

Beata B. Dabrowska, Meththika Vithanage, K.R. Gunaratna, Arun B. Mukherjee, and Prosun Bhattacharya

13 Microbial Pathogen Inactivation Using

Heterogeneous Photocatalysis 511

Mohammad Abbas Mahmood, Sunandan Baruah, Anil Kumar Anal, and Joydeep Dutta

Index 543

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