Advanced Technologies in Wastewater Treatment

Advanced Technologies in Wastewater Treatment

Food Processing Industry

1st Edition - August 1, 2022

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  • Editors: Angelo Basile, Alfredo Cassano, Carmela Conidi
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323885102

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Wastewaters generated from food production and agricultural activities are a source of environmental pollution due to their huge amount of nutrients, organic carbon, nitrogenous organics, inorganics, suspended and dissolved solids, and high biochemical and chemical oxygen demands. Advanced Technologies in Wastewater Treatment: Food Processing Industry provides an update on emerging technologies including oxidative and anaerobic processes (flotation, coagulation, sedimentation, filtration, adsorption, primary settling, secondary activated sludge, anaerobic digestion), ion exchange, membrane-based operations, adsorption/bio-sorption and advanced biological treatment to provide safe and clean water as well as to recover primary resources from food processing wastewaters. In addition, the integration of these technologies will be also considered in the logic of the process intensification strategy. Innovative and affordable solutions are proposed in the field of fruit and vegetable processing industry, fishing industry, meat and poultry industry, dairy production, oil and fat processing.

Key Features

  • Includes the latest developments on food wastewaters processing
  • Describes emerging technologies for polluting control and recovery of useful products in different areas of agro-food production
  • Looks at the integration of conventional and innovative procedures to decrease waste, energy and water use


Academic researchers and postgraduate students working in this large area. R&D managers in industry interested in the various advanced technologies used in wastewater treatment from food processing industry

Table of Contents

  • Section I: Food industry wastewaters: Opportunity, management and high added value compounds recovery
    1. Wastewaters from agro-food industry: An overview
    2. Featured technologies in food processing wastewater treatment
    3. High added-value compounds from agro-food industry wastewaters
    4. New functional ingredients for industrial applications from food wastewaters
    5. Advances in food industry wastewaters towards a sustainable bioeconomy

    Section II: Innovative technologies for agro-food industry wastewaters treatment
    6. High rate anaerobic processes for agro-food wastewaters treatment: recent trends and advancements or Aerobic/anaerobic processes for agro-food wastewaters treatment
    7. Membrane-based operations for food processing wastewaters treatment: Biologically active compounds recovery and water reuse
    8. Food wastewaters treatments by advanced biological processes
    9. A valorisation approach of food industry wastewaters using microwave-assisted extraction technology (MAE)
    10. Supercritical fluid extraction (SFE) applied to food wastewaters processing
    11. Advances in ultrasound assisted extraction of biophenols (antioxidant compounds) from agro-food wastewaters
    12. Enzyme assisted extraction (EAE) of agro-food wastewaters: Processing and application

    Section III: Case studies
    13. Wastewaters form fruit juices and vegetable processing: valorisation and development of new added value-products
    14. Integrated advanced technologies for olive mill wastewaters treatment: A biorefinery approach
    15. Advanced strategies for dairy wastewater treatment: A perspective
    16. Winery wastewaters treatment for water reuse purpose and bio-molecules recovery

Product details

  • No. of pages: 362
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: August 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323885102

About the Editors

Angelo Basile

Angelo Basile, officially qualified as a Full Professor at university in the subject “Sistems, Methods and Technologies of the Chemical Engineering Processes”, until 2020 was a senior researcher at the Italian National Research Council (CNR), wherein he developed membranes for gas purification and membrane reactors for pure hydrogen production. His prolific research works have been published in numerous papers and conference proceedings, and he has also produced various Italian (8), European (3 )and worldwide (1)patents. Basile has edited more than 60 scientific books and 60 special journal issues on membrane science and technology. He is an associate editor of various international journals (like IJHE) and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Membrane Science & Technology; and member of the editorial board of more 20 int. journals. Angelo Basile’s h-index 51, on the areas: Energy, Chem. Eng., Env. Science, Materials Science, Chemistry, ( – 21 March 2022). Today Basile is a R&D Manager at ECO2Energy (Rome) and Hydrogenia (Genoa), both societies under the umbrella of the European society Greeninvest; he also is offcially collaborating with the Dept. of Eng. at the University Campus Bio-medical of Rome.

Affiliations and Expertise

Hydrogenia Via Roma, 8/2 16121 – Genoa (Italy)

Alfredo Cassano

Alfredo Cassano, a Biologist, is senior Researcher at ITM-CNR since 2000. He has a long experience in the field of membrane science and technology with research expertise including pressure-driven membrane processes, membrane contactors and integrated membrane operations mainly applied to wastewater treatments and agro-food productions. Alfredo Cassano’s h-index is 33, with 123 document results (24/June/2020,, with a total of 3925 citations. He has 109 scientific papers in peer to peer journals and 96 papers in international congresses; he is co-author of 6 scientific books, 35 book chapters in international books and two national patents in the field of membrane science and technology. He is also referee of several international scientific journals and member of the Editorial board of 9 of them. Cassano also prepared 4 special issues on membrane science and technology for 3 international journals (Membranes, Foods and Journal of Membrane Science and Research). He is involved as scientific responsible or main investigator in different national projects with both Italian Ministry of Education, University & Research and private companies and international projects funded by EU. He has been tutor of 28 Thesis for master and Ph.D. students at ITM-CNR.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Researcher, Institute on Membrane Technology of the Italian National Research Council, ITM-CNR, University of Calbria, Rende, Italy

Carmela Conidi

Carmela Conidi, Master Degree in Pharmacy at the University of Calabria (Italy) and PhD degree in methodologies for the development of molecules of pharmacological interest at the same university. She performed her post-doctoral activity as visiting researcher at the “Instituto Universitario de Ingenieria de Alimentos para el Desarrollo ", University Polytechnic of Valencia (November 2011-May 2012; November 2012 -May 2013). Nowadays, she is researcher at the Institute on Membrane Technology of the Italian National Research Council (CNR-ITM). Since 2005, her research activities focus on membrane science and technology in the field of pressure-driven membrane operations, membrane contactors and sustainable integrated membrane systems mainly applied to the clarification and concentration of fruit juices, treatment of industrial wastewaters, water purification and in the recovery of high added value compounds from agro-food products and by-products. C.C. is author or co-author of more than 50 scientific contributions as international peer reviewed articles in ISI journals (h-index =22, Scopus database), 14 peer reviewed book chapters, and several contributions at National and International Conferences. C.C. is Reviewer of different international ISI journals (Journal of Food Engineering, Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies, Journal of Cleaner Production, Journal of Membrane Science, Food and BioProducts Processing, etc.), co-editor of special Issue as well as Member of the Organizing of International Conferences and she made several presentations (also as invited and keynote lecture) in National and International Conferences.

Affiliations and Expertise

Researcher, Institute on Membrane Technology of the Italian National Research Council, ITM-CNR, University of Calbria, Rende, Italy

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