Advanced Treatment Technologies for Urban Waste Water Reuse

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  • Despo Fatta-Kassinos (Editor)
  • Dionysios D. Dionysiou (Editor)
  • Klaus Kümmerer (Editor)
This volume offers a detailed overview of currently applied and tested wastewater treatment technologies and the integration of advanced processes to remove trace organic contaminants and microorganisms. It discusses the potential of enhanced biological treatment to produce effluent suitable for reuse, new processes for urban wastewater disinfection and the reduction of antibiotic resistant bacteria, as well as the effect of advanced oxidation processes on wastewater microbiome and chemical contaminants. It also presents membrane bioreactors, moving bed bioreactors, light and solar driven technologies, ozonation and immobilised heterogeneous photocatalysis and provides an evaluation of the potential of constructed wetlands integrated with advanced oxidation technologies to produce wastewater safe for reuse. Furthermore, the volume discusses water reuse issues and standards, the status of membrane bioreactors applications, and the treatment of reverse osmosis concentrate for enhanced water recovery during wastewater treatment. Finally, it presents recent developments in potable water reuse and addresses various important issues in this framework, like the proper protection of public health, reliability and monitoring. This volume is of interest to experts, scientists and practitioners from various fields of research, including analytical and environmental chemistry, toxicology and environmental and sanitary engineering, as well as treatment plant operators and policymakers.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer Nature AG
Number of pages305
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-23885-2
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-23886-9
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameThe Handbook of Environmental Chemistry
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
ISSN (Print)1867-979X
ISSN (Electronic)1616-864X

    Research areas

  • Chemistry - Emerging contaminants, Trace organic contaminants, Biological wastewater treatment, Urban wastewater disinfection, Immobilized heterogeneous photocatalysis, Membrane bioreactors, Reverse osmosis concentrate