Waste Treatment in the Inorganic Chemical Industry

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Handbook of Advanced Industrial and Hazardous Wastes Treatment


© 2010 by Taylor and Francis Group, LLC. All the water that is sent to the drain or is pooled together after being subjected to one process or the other in an industry is known as wastewater. It is usually classified into municipal wastewater and industrial wastewater. Industrial wastewaters are primarily from both small-and large-scale industries, which predominantly include manufacturing industries. The type of industry greatly influences the characteristics of industrial wastewater both in type and in varying amount; depending on contaminants concentrations, industrial wastewater can be classified further into strong, adverse effects on humans and aquatic species.