Energy Consumption, Chemical Use and Carbon Footprints of Wastewater Treatment Alternatives

Assessment Methodology and Sustainability Solutions

  • Xu Wang

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

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This thesis focuses on the energy, chemical and carbon implications of diverse wastewater treatment alternatives, and offers effective solutions for wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) to achieve sustainability goals. The author first uses the life cycle philosophy to explore the environmental performance of several representative wastewater treatment systems, and then proposes a refined assessment framework, accompanying analytical toolkit and case study for further quantifying the environmental sustainability of various wastewater management scenarios. Allowing readers to gain a better understanding of the existing wastewater treatment technologies from a sustainability perspective, this book helps decision makers identify promising approaches to the environmentally friendly operation of WWTPs and make infrastructure investments that are appropriate for future changing conditions.


Wastewater Treatment energy consumption chemical use greenhouse gas emission mitigation resource recovery integrated assessment model scenario analysis regulation pattern environmental sustainability

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  • Xu Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Center for Eco-Environmental SciencesChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

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