Wastewater Treatment: Processes, Uses and Importance


Adriana Magdalena (Editor)

Series: Waste and Waste Management
BISAC: TEC010020

Wastewater Treatment: Processes, Uses and Importance begins by providing information about wastewater treatment and its various application, especially in agriculture sectors. Some information about wastewater use and regulation in Saudi Arabia is also discussed.

The main characteristics of the natural oxidizing pond system and the activated sludge procedure are described and their performance in the abatement of physico-chemical, bacteriological and virological pollution is discussed.

Next, the authors describe and discuss the most common wastewater treatment processes and the importance of the activated sludge process in wastewater treatment, as well as introduce the idea of implementing microbial fuel cells into the procedural design of wastewater treatment for resource recovery.

This compilation also covers strategies aimed at minimizing the expense of water during every stage of energy and biofuel production, as well as forms of reuse and recycling that guarantee the utilization of wastewater in order to develop the circular economy in biogas and bioethanol plants.

Characteristics of cultivated bio-granules including the number of granules, density, sludge volume index, settling velocity, and physical strength are studied and their performance in treating petroleum and other types of wastewater is investigated.
Following this, the authors provide an overview of the achievements of studies in which anaerobic sequencing batch biofilm reactors have been used to co-digest agro-industrial wastes for the production of methane, with a focus on operational strategy and perspectives for energy estimations.

The closing study discusses the characteristics of grey water and available methods for its recycling and reuse. Grey water is the wastewater from homes, excluding black water, which typically makes up 50 to 80% of wastewater.
(Imprint: Nova)




Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Wastewater Treatment and Agricultural Uses
(Sufia Irfan and Basmah M. Alharbi, Faculty of Science, Biology Department, College of Science, University of Tabuk, Tabuk, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)

Chapter 2. Performance of Municipal Wastewater Treatment Procedures
(Ibrahim Chourouk, Hammami Salah and Hassen Abdennaceur, Centre of Research and Water Technologies, Laboratory of Wastewater Treatment, Techno Park of Borj-Cédria, Tunisia, and others)

Chapter 3. Exploring the Energy Potential of Wastewater with Microbial Fuel Cells
(Brandon Oliphant, Stephen Caponetti, Pauline Sow, Jessica Boyer, Shivani Amin, Lauren Bahnsen and Birthe V. Kjellerup, University of Maryland at College Park, College Park MD, US, and others)

Chapter 4. Treatment and Uses of Biogas and Bioethanol Wastewater
(Fábio Spitza Stefanski, Thamarys Scapini, Aline Frumi Camargo, Caroline Dalastra, Natalia Klanovicz, Karina Paula Preczeski, Fabiane Czapela, Simone Kubeneck, Gislaine Fongaro and Helen Treichel, Laboratory of Microbiology and Bioprocesses, Federal University of Fronteira Sul, Erechim, RS, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 5. Petroleum Wastewater Treatment Using Granular Sequencing Batch Reactor: Physical Characteristics and Capabilities of the Aerobic Granules
(Shabnam Taghipour and Bita Ayati, PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran)

Chapter 6. Improving Biomethane Production by the Anaerobic co-Digestion of Agro-Industrial Wastes (Vinasse, Whey and Glycerin) Using Sequencing Batch Biofilm Reactors
(R. Albanez, G. Lovato, J. N. Albuquerque, S. P. Sousa, S. M. Ratusznei and J. A. D. Rodrigues, Mauá School of Engineering, Mauá Institute of Technology, São Caetano do Sul, SP, Brazil)

Chapter 7. Reclamation and Reuse of Grey Water: A Beneficiary Solution for the Water Demand Issues
(Rajagopalan Varadarajan, Manjula Gopinathan and Abirami Mani, Department of Civil Engineering, Anna University BIT Campus, Tiruchirappalli, TN, India, and others)



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