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Industrial Wastewater Reuse: Applications, Prospects and Challenges

Maulin P. Shah

This book identifies emerging technologies that allow the reuse and regeneration of industrial wastewater with innovative and applied approaches throughout the wastewater treatment cycle. Today, it is increasingly clear that treated urban wastewater, whose reuse has become an important component of long-term water management worldwide, is a key source of chemical pollutants and emerging biological concerns. Current water-quality guidelines for reclaimed wastewater predominantly address the risks associated with the presence of microbial organisms and chemical parameters such as biological oxygen demand, chemical oxygen demand, E. coli and worms, and in some cases heavy metals; however, they are insufficient for the full evaluation of risks. The global growth of population is concentrated in urban areas; therefore, most of the challenges and solutions related to wastewater reside in urban treatment plants. Unless wastewater management and wastewater governance processesare significantly improved within a decade, it is likely that our societies will face severe and prolonged water insecurity and urban floods.

The application of sustainable technologies can eliminate or minimize micro-contaminants in wastewater. Several organizations focus on the potential impacts to humans and their environments by wastewater reuse. This book gathers new research and reviews work from researchers and scientists to identify the main barriers and limitations that will need to be overcome, so that wastewater reuse strategies gain more momentum and will be adopted more efficiently worldwide.

The book is designed for engineers, scientists, and other professionals who are seeking an excellent introduction to and basic knowledge of the principles of environmental bioremediation technologies.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Springer
  • Publish Date: Jun 21st, 2024
  • Pages: 526
  • Language: English
  • Edition: 2023 - undefined
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9789819924912
  • Categories: Environmental - Waste ManagementEarth Sciences - HydrologyEnvironmental Science (see also Chemistry - Environmental)

About the Author

Dr. Maulin P. Shah is interested in genetic adaptation processes in bacteria. He has more than 350 research publications in highly reputable national and international journals. He directs the research program at Enviro Technology Ltd., Ankleshwar, India. He has guided more than 100 post-graduate students in various disciplines of life science. He is an active editorial board member in more than 150 renowned journals in the field of environmental and biological sciences. He was the founder and the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Environmental Bioremediation and Biodegradation (2012-2014) and the Journal of Applied & Environmental Microbiology (2012-2014) [Science and Education publishing (SciEP), USA]. He is also serving as a reviewer for various journals of national and international repute. He has edited 225 books in the area of wastewater microbiology and industrial wastewater treatment.