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Chemistry of Advanced Environmental Purification Processes of Water - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444531780, 9780080932408

Chemistry of Advanced Environmental Purification Processes of Water

1st Edition

Fundamentals and Applications

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Author: Erik Sogaard
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444531780
eBook ISBN: 9780080932408
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 2nd May 2014
Page Count: 360
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Chemistry of Advanced Environmental Purification Processes of Water covers the fundamentals behind a broad spectrum of advanced purification processes for various types of water, showing numerous applications through worked examples. Purification processes for groundwater, soil water, reusable water, and raw water are examined where they are in use full-scale, as a pilot approach, or in the laboratory. This book also describes the production of ceramic particles (nanochemistry) and materials for the creation of filtration systems and catalysts that are involved.

Key Features

  • Uses chemistry fundamentals to explain the mechanisms behind the various purification processes
  • Explains in detail process equipment and technical applications
  • Describes the production of ceramic particles and other new materials applicable to filtration systems
  • Includes worked examples


Chemists, chemical engineers, environmental engineers, civil engineers, consultants, engineering companies

Table of Contents

  • Dedication
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. Water and Water Cycle
    • 1.1. Origin of Water
    • 1.2. Rainwater, Groundwater and Drinking Water
    • 1.3. Wastewater
  • Chapter 2. In situ Chemical Oxidation
    • 2.1. Introduction
    • 2.2. Fundamentals of ISCO
    • 2.3. Case Study: Kærgaard Plantation
    • 2.4. Bench and Pilot Tests
    • 2.5. Metal Mobilisation
    • 2.6. Scavenging of Hydroxyl Radicals
    • 2.7. Conclusion
    • 2.8. Perspectives and Future Research
    • Abbreviations
  • Chapter 3. Electrochemical Oxidation – A Versatile Technique for Aqueous Organic Contaminant Degradation
    • 3.1. Introduction
    • 3.2. The Principle and Mechanisms in EO
    • 3.3. The Versatility of EO Degradation
    • 3.4. The Challenge of Minimising the By-product Formation
    • 3.5. Examples of Application of EO
    • 3.6. Implementation of EO in Large Scale – Combined Treatment
    • 3.7. Perspectives
  • Chapter 4. Heterogeneous Photocatalysis
    • 4.1. Introduction
    • 4.2. The Principle and Mechanisms in Semiconductor Photocatalysis
    • 4.3. TiO2 Photocatalysis
    • 4.4. Case Study 1 – Photocatalytic Oxidation of Disinfection By-products in Swimming Pool Water
    • 4.5. Case Study 2 – Comparison of the Oxidation Efficiency of UV-Activated AOP Techniques
    • 4.6. Summary
  • Chapter 5. Near- and Supercritical Water
    • 5.1. Properties of the Supercritical Phase
    • 5.2. Properties of Supercritical Water
    • 5.3. Applications of Supercritical Water
    • 5.4. Summary
  • Chapter 6. Membrane Filtration in Water Treatment – Removal of Micropollutants
    • 6.1. Introduction
    • 6.2. Types of Membranes and Membrane Processes
    • 6.3. Filtration Techniques and Membrane Module Configuration
    • 6.4. Filtration Theory – Concepts and Models
    • 6.5. Issues for Membranes Filtration–Fouling and Scaling
    • 6.6. Versatility of Membranes – Examples of Applications
    • 6.7. Membranes for Micropollutant Removal
    • 6.8. Membranes in AOPs
  • Chapter 7. Advanced Iron Oxidation at Drinking Water Treatment Plants
    • 7.1. Drinking Water Treatment in Denmark
    • 7.2. Drinking Water Standards in the EU and Denmark
    • 7.3. A Typical Drinking WTP for Simple Water Treatment in Denmark (Vr. Gjesing WTP)
    • 7.4. Astrup Drinking WTP Using Advanced Biological Filtration
    • 7.5. Biotic Conditions for Iron Precipitation
    • 7.6. Functions of Exopolymers in Sand Filters
    • 7.7. Content of the Fe Bacterial Stalk
    • 7.8. Conclusion
  • Chapter 8. Advanced Arsenic Removal Technologies Review
    • 8.1. Introduction
    • 8.2. Removal Technologies
    • 8.3. Arsenic in Stabile Solid State
    • 8.4. Example of the Simple Arsenic Removal Technology
  • Index


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About the Author

Erik Sogaard

Erik Sogaard

1976 MSc. Chemistry and Physics, specialization in Physical Chemistry, Aarhus University, Denmark

1976-1978 Medical Representative, Roche A/S, Denmark

1978-1984 Lecturer, Physics and Chemistry, Teacher Training College, Toender Statsseminarium, Toender, Denmark

1983-1990 Lecturer, Physics and Chemistry, Aalborg Katedralskole (High School), Aalborg, Denmark

1990-1995 Associate Professor in Fundamental and Applied Chemistry, Engineering College Esbjerg Teknikum, Esbjerg, Denmark

1995-2013 Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering, Aalborg University Esbjerg, Denmark

2013 Professor mso in Chemical Engineering, Section of Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, Aalborg University Esbjerg, Denmark

Affiliations and Expertise

Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark


"...covers the fundamentals behind a broad spectrum of advanced purification processes for various types of water, showing numerous applications through worked examples." --Water Conditioning and Purification, October 2014

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