Treatment of Wastewaters from Chemical Industries
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Handbook of Environmental Engineering: Integrated Natural Resources Research
Chemical industry wastewaters are diverse in composition ranging from pharmaceutical products, polymers, petrochemicals, intermediates, and fertilizers. The wastewaters from these industries contain both organic and inorganic materials. They are further characterized by an abundant organics content and they can contain traces of toxic pollutants as well. As such, care must be taken when handling and treating these wastewaters. Additionally, pretreatment techniques are utilized to separate inorganic matter. Common methods used for treating chemical industry wastewater are trickling filters, rotating biological contactor (RBC), activated sludge, or lagoons. Several case studies will be investigated throughout this paper to discuss various methods for treating these types of wastewaters.
Hung, YT., Turner, B. (2021). Treatment of Wastewaters from Chemical Industries. In: Wang, L.K., Wang, MH.S., Hung, YT. (eds) Integrated Natural Resources Research. Handbook of Environmental Engineering, vol 22. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-61002-9_3