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Wastewater Reuse and Current Challenges

  • Maximizes reader insights into the challenges related to wastewater reuse in sufficient quality and quantity

  • Offers research perspectives required to enhance wastewater reuse practices

  • Richly illustrated throughout

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry (HEC, volume 44)

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. Scope of the Book Wastewater Reuse and Current Challenges

    • Klaus Kümmerer, Dionysios D. Dionysiou, Despo Fatta-Kassinos
    Pages 1-5
  3. Bioassays Currently Available for Evaluating the Biological Potency of Pharmaceuticals in Treated Wastewater

    • Marlen I. Vasquez, Irene Michael, Klaus Kümmerer, Despo Fatta-Kassinos
    Pages 49-80
  4. Irrigation with Treated Wastewater: Potential Impacts on Microbial Function and Diversity in Agricultural Soils

    • Ana Rita Lopes, Cristina Becerra-Castro, Ivone Vaz-Moreira, M. Elisabete F. Silva, Olga C. Nunes, Célia M. Manaia
    Pages 105-128
  5. Water Reuse Within the Paper Industry

    • Angeles Blanco, Daphne Hermosilla, Carlos Negro
    Pages 213-237
  6. Reusing Landfill Leachate Within the Framework of a Proper Management of Municipal Landfills

    • 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

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
  • water quality and water pollution
  • water quality and water pollution

Reviews

“The book could be of interest to a wide audience, including analytical chemists and biochemists … . Administrators, planners, and decision-makers could also be attracted by the contents of the book. The chapter presents and discusses the threats and challenges related to the direct reuse of reclaimed water and, in particular, to human health, and the potential impacts of the occurrence of effluent-associated chemical and microbial contaminants in downstream environments (surface water, ground water, soil, and crops).” (Paola Verlicchi, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, Vol. 408, 2016)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus

    Despo Fatta-Kassinos

  • Department of Biomedical, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, USA

    Dionysios D. Dionysiou

  • Institute of Sustainable and Environmental Chemistry, Leuphana University Lüneburg, Lüneburg, Germany

    Klaus Kümmerer

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eBook USD 229.00
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  • ISBN: 978-3-319-23892-0
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 299.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 399.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)