Wastewater Reuse and Current Challenges

  • Despo Fatta-Kassinos
  • Dionysios D. Dionysiou
  • Klaus Kümmerer
Part of the The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry book series (HEC, volume 44)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Klaus Kümmerer, Dionysios D. Dionysiou, Despo Fatta-Kassinos
    Pages 1-5
  3. Marlen I. Vasquez, Irene Michael, Klaus Kümmerer, Despo Fatta-Kassinos
    Pages 49-80
  4. Ana Rita Lopes, Cristina Becerra-Castro, Ivone Vaz-Moreira, M. Elisabete F. Silva, Olga C. Nunes, Célia M. Manaia
    Pages 105-128
  5. Angeles Blanco, Daphne Hermosilla, Carlos Negro
    Pages 213-237
  6. G. Del Moro, C. Pastore, E. Barca, C. Di Iaconi, G. Mascolo, G. Brunetti et al.
    Pages 239-256
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 257-261

About this book

Introduction

This volume discusses the current challenges related to the reuse of wastewater. It reviews the analytical methodologies for evaluating emerging contaminants and their transformation products, the sensitivity of various bioassays for assessing the biological effects of treated wastewater, and the bioavailability and uptake of organic contaminants during crop irrigation. It describes in detail the physicochemical and microbiological alterations in soil resulting from irrigation with treated urban wastewater, and discusses our current understanding of antibiotic resistance in wastewater treatment plants and in downstream environments. The book also includes an analysis of the effect of wastewater entering drinking water sources and production, and provides updated information on wastewater reuse for irrigation in North Africa. It presents an important integration tool for water recovery, known as water pinch analysis, and finally showcases two other examples of reuse – one in the paper industry and one in landfill management. It is of interest to experts from various fields of research, including analytical and environmental chemistry, toxicology and environmental and sanitary engineering.

Keywords

Reclaimed wastewater Treated wastewater Organic micropollutants Irrigation Wastewater treatment plants Source water impairment Water recovery

Editors and affiliations

  • Despo Fatta-Kassinos
    • 1
  • Dionysios D. Dionysiou
    • 2
  • Klaus Kümmerer
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringUniversity of CyprusNicosiaCyprus
  2. 2.Department of Biomedical, Chemical and Environmental EngineeringUniversity of CincinnatiCincinnatiUSA
  3. 3.Institute of Sustainable and Environmental ChemistryLeuphana University LüneburgLüneburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-23892-0
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-23891-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-23892-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1867-979X
  • Series Online ISSN 1616-864X
  • About this book