Industrial Waste: Management, Assessment and Environmental Issues


Stanley N. Barton (Editor)

Series: Waste and Waste Management
BISAC: MED065000

Conventional wastewater treatment processes are expensive and require complex operations and maintenance. They also generate large volumes of secondary waste that must be appropriately disposed. This book discusses management options, assessment and environmental issues of industrial waste. Chapter One focuses on a new method to treat wastewater containing acrylic acid in petrochemical industries. Chapter Two covers topics on nutrient cycling in wastewater treatment plants, the characteristics of industrial pollution, the industrially consolidated processes for wastewater treatment, the concept of process intensification applied to wastewater treatment, the emerging processes to wastewater treatment and the concept of biorefinery applied to wastewater treatment, summarizing a range of useful techno-economic opportunities to be applied on wastewater treatments plants. Chapter Three studies the residual material in order to determine its suitability for reuse as fine aggregate in clay mixtures. Chapter Four explores the feasible utilization of orange peels arising from juice production as biosorbent for removal of water pollutants. (Imprint: Nova)


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Converting Dilute Acrylic Acid to Ester in Reactive Distillation Column: A New Method to Treat Wastewater containing Acrylic Acid in Petrochemical Industries
S. Y. Chin, M. R. Kamaruzaman and M. A. A. Ahmad (Faculty of Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Lebuhraya Tun Razak, Kuantan, Pahang Darul Makmur, Malaysia, and others)

Chapter 2. Nutrient Cycling in Wastewater Treatment Plants by Microalgae-Based Processes
Alberto M. dos Santos, Aline M. dos Santos, Ihana A. Severo, Maria I. Queiroz, Leila Q. Zepka, and Eduardo Jacob-Lopes (Department of Food Science and Technology, Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Santa Maria, RS, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 3. Shredder Residue: From Waste to Raw Material for Ceramics
Gisela G. Pelozo, Marta G. Caligaris and Nancy E. Quaranta (Grupo de Estudios Ambientales, Facultad Regional San Nicolás, Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Colón 332, San Nicolás, Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Chapter 4. Waste from Orange Juice Industrialization as Potential Biosorbent for Wastewater Treatment
M. E. Fernandez, P. R. Bonelli and A. L. Cukierman (Programa de Investigación y Desarrollo de Fuentes Alternativas de Materias Primas y Energía (PINMATE) – Depto. de Industrias, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Ciudad Universitaria, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and others)


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