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Combined Application of Physico-Chemical & Microbiological Processes for Industrial Effluent Treatment Plant

  • Maulin Shah
  • Aditi Banerjee

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Avelino Núñez-Delgado, Esperanza Álvarez-Rodríguez, María J. Fernández-Sanjurjo, Manuel Arias-Estévez, Juan Carlos Nóvoa-Muñoz, David Fernández-Calviño et al.
    Pages 1-14
  3. Shrabana Sarkar, Priyanka Chakraborty, Rajib Bandopadhyay
    Pages 47-63
  4. Vineet Kumar, Ram Chandra, Indu Shekhar Thakur, Gaurav Saxena, Maulin P. Shah
    Pages 79-118
  5. A. Abourriche, M. Oumam, M. Mouiya, S. Mansouri, A. Benhammou, Y. El Hafiane et al.
    Pages 187-204
  6. Taghreed Al-Khalid, Riham Surkatti, Muftah H. El-Naas
    Pages 205-235
  7. Aparna Yadu, Monalisa Satapathy, Biju Prava Sahariah, J. Anandkumar
    Pages 237-260
  8. Swati Baghel, Biju Prava Sahariah, J. Anandkumar
    Pages 261-278
  9. Priyanka Khan, Kanay Pujara, S. Murugavelh, K. Mohanty
    Pages 279-289
  10. Gaurav Saxena, Indu Shekhar Thakur, Vineet Kumar, Maulin P. Shah
    Pages 291-313
  11. Mohammad Hasnat, Nahida Tanjila, Md. Musfiqur Rahman, Mohammed M. Rahman
    Pages 315-337
  12. Priti Raj Pandit, Dinesh Kumar, Labdhi Pandya, Raghawendra Kumar, Zarna Patel, Shivarudrappa B. Bhairappanavar et al.
    Pages 339-363
  13. Modhurima Misra, Kriti Akansha, Ashish Sachan, Shashwati Ghosh Sachan
    Pages 365-407

About this book


In recent decades, scientific insight into the chemistry of water has increased enormously, leading to the development of advanced wastewater and water purification technologies. However, the quality of freshwater resources has continually deteriorated worldwide, both in industrialized and developing countries. Although traditional wastewater technologies focus on the removal of suspended solids, nutrients and bacteria, hundreds of organic pollutants occur in wastewater and urban surface waters. These new pollutants are synthetic or naturally occurring chemicals that are not often monitored in the environment but have the potential to enter the environment and cause known or suspected adverse ecological and / or human health effects. 

Collectively referred to as the "emerging contaminants," they are mostly derived from domestic use and occur in trace concentrations ranging from pico to micrograms per liter. Environmental contaminants are resistant to conventional wastewater treatment processes and most of them remain unaffected, leading to the contamination of the receiving water. As such, there is a need for advanced wastewater treatment process that is capable of removing environmental contaminants to ensure safe fresh water supplies. 

This book explains the biological and chemical wastewater treatment technologies. The biological wastewater treatment processes presented include: (1) bioremediation of wastewater such as

aerobic and anaerobic treatment; (2) phytoremediation of wastewater using engineered wetlands, rhizofiltration, rhizodegradation, phytodegradation, phytoaccumulation, phytotransformation and hyperaccumulators; and (3) mycoremediation of wastewater. The chemical wastewater treatment processes discussed include chemical precipitation, ion exchange, neutralization, adsorption and disinfection.

In addition, the book describes wastewater treatment plants in terms of plant size, layout and design as well as installation location. Also presenting the latest, innovative effluent water treatment processes, it is a valuable resource for biochemical and wastewater treatment engineers, environmental scientists and environmental microbiologists.


Bioremediation Biodegradation Advanced Oxidation Processes Wastewater Treatment Phytoremediation Nanotechnology Biological Treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • Maulin Shah
    • 1
  • Aditi Banerjee
    • 2
  1. 1.Industrial Waste Water Research Lab, Division of Applied & Environmental MicrobiologyEnviro Technology LimitedAnkleshwarIndia
  2. 2.Centre for Nano TechnologyIndian Institute of Technology-GuwahatiGuwahatiIndia

About the editors

Dr. Maulin P. Shah is Chief Scientist & Head of the Industrial Waste Water Research Lab, Division of Applied and Environmental Microbiology Lab at Enviro Technology Ltd., Ankleshwar, Gujarat, India. His work focuses on the impact of industrial pollution on the microbial diversity of wastewater, and genetically engineering high-impact microbes for the degradation of hazardous materials. He is an active editorial board member in top-rated journals.

Dr. Aditi Banerjee currently holds an Independent Research Scientist position in the Centre for Nanotechnology, IIT Guwahati, supported by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. She started her research career as an environmentalist, focusing on treating petrochemical and refinery generated wastewater by biological methods. She has long expertise in designing and solving environmental-related issues concerning soil, water, and air. Her wide experience transcends into interdisciplinary approaches and application of treating and making wealth from waste. She has published more than 15 international research publications and 2 books.

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