Clean Energy and Resource Recovery

Clean Energy and Resource Recovery

Wastewater Treatment Plants as Biorefineries, Volume 2

1st Edition - November 10, 2021

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  • Editors: Vinay Tyagi, Manish Kumar, Alicia An, Zeynep Cetecioglu
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323901789
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323901796

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Clean Energy and Resource Recovery: Wastewater Treatment Plants as Bio-refineries, Volume 2, summarizes the fundamentals of various treatment modes applied to the recovery of energy and value-added products from wastewater treatment plants. The book addresses the production of biofuel, heat, and electricity, chemicals, feed, and other products from municipal wastewater, industrial wastewater, and sludge. It intends to provide the readers an account of up-to-date information on the recovery of biofuels and other value-added products using conventional and advanced technological developments. The book starts with identifying the key problems of the sectors and then provides solutions to them with step-by-step guidance on the implementation of processes and procedures. Titles compiled in this book further explore related issues like the safe disposal of leftovers, from a local to global scale. Finally, the book sheds light on how wastewater treatment facilities reduce stress on energy systems, decrease air and water pollution, build resiliency, and drive local economic activity.As a compliment to Volume 1: Biomass Waste Based Biorefineries, Clean Energy and Resource Recovery, Volume 2: Wastewater Treatment Plants as Bio-refineries is a comprehensive reference on all aspects of energy and resource recovery from wastewater. The book is going to be a handy reference tool for energy researchers, environmental scientists, and civil, chemical, and municipal engineers interested in waste-to-energy.

Key Features

  • Offers a comprehensive overview of the fundamental treatments and methods used in the recovery of energy and value-added products from wastewater
  • Identifies solutions to key problems related to wastewater to energy/resource recovery through conventional and advanced technologies and explore the alternatives
  • Provides step-by-step guidance on procedures and calculations from practical field data
  • Includes successful case studies from both developing and developed countries


Graduate students and early career researchers interested in bioenergy and renewable energy, and environmental engineers related to waste management. Graduate students and early career researchers in Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Biotechnology, Civil Engineering, Public Health Engineering, and Municipal Engineering

Table of Contents

  • Part A. Introduction
    1. Wastewater to R3 – resource recovery, recycling, and reuse efficiency in urban wastewater treatment plants
    Minh T. Vu, Luong N. Nguyen, Jakub Zdarta, Johir A.H. Mohammed, Nirenkumar Pathak, Long D. Nghiem
    2. Energy and resources recovery from wastewater treatment systems
    Varsha Bohra, Kamal U. Ahamad, Abhidha Kela, Gaurav Vaghela, Ashutosh Sharma, Bhaskar J. Deka

    Part B. Wastewater treatment, reclamation and reuse
    3. Water reclamation, recycle, and reuse
    Muhammad K. Shahid, Ayesha Kashif, Pankaj Pathak, Younggyun Choi, Prangya R. Rout
    4. Advanced biological water reclamation and reuse technologies for recirculating aquaculture system
    Namita Maharjan, Nur Adlin, Tran P. Thao, Masashi Hatamoto, Takashi Yamaguchi, Yuki Murakami, Nobuo Araki
    5. Hybrid forward/reverse osmosis (HFRO): An approach for optimized operation and sustainable resource recovery
    Noman Khalid Khanzada, Paula Jungwon Choi, Alicia Kyoungjin An
    6. Anaerobic wastewater treatment for energy recovery and water reclamation
    Raja Zubair Qadri, Muntzir Ali, Ankur Rajpal, Absar Ahmad Kazmi, Ahmed Tawfik, Vinay Kumar Tyagi
    7. Energy self-sufficiency in wastewater treatment plants: Perspectives, challenges, and opportunities
    Huseyin Guven, Mustafa Evren Ersahin, Hale Ozgun

    Part C. Wastewater to value add products recovery
    8. Cellulosic materials recovery from municipal wastewater: From treatment plants to the market
    Çaðrı Akyol, Anna Laura Eusebi, Giulia Cipolletta, Cecilia Bruni, Alessia Foglia, Chiara Giosuè, Nicola Frison, Francesca Tittarelli, Francesco Canestrari, Francesco Fatone
    9. Assessing algae-based wastewater treatment—a life cycle assessment approach
    Ankita Bhatt, Sanjeev Kumar Prajapati, Pratham Arora
    10. Methanotrophic bacterial biorefineries: resource recovery and GHG mitigation through the production of bacterial biopolymers
    Simon Guerrero Cruz, Maite Pijuan
    11. Microbial electrochemical technologies for wastewater treatment: insight into theory and reality
    M.M. Ghangrekar, Dibyojyoty Nath
    12. Waste(water) to feed protein: effluent characteristics, protein recovery, and single-cell protein production from food industry waste streams
    Mustafa Türker, S. Mert Selimoğlu, Hatice Taşpınar-Demir
    13. Acids (VFAs) and bioplastic (PHA) recovery
    Mónica Carvalheira, Bruno C. Marreiros, M.A.M. Reis
    14. Algal treatment of wastewater for resources recovery
    Ahmed Tawfik, Mohamed El-Samadoney
    15. Polyhydroxyalkanoate production from food industry residual streams using mixed microbial cultures
    Ilke Pala-Ozkok, Gülsüm Emel Zengin, Didem Okutman Taş, Nevin Yağcı, Didem Güven, H. Güçlü Insel, Emine Çokgör
    16. Removal of nitrogen and phosphorus from wastewater through the moving bed biofilm reactor
    Rajesh Roshan Dash, Challa Mallikarjuna
    17. Wastewater to biogas recovery
    P. Selvakumar, Temesgen Tatek, V. Karthik, J. Beula Isabel, S. Kavitha, J. Rajesh Banu, P. Sivashanmugam
    18. Wastewater to bioactive products: recovery of polysaccharides in activated sludge from sulfate-laden wastewater
    Jie Liu, Zi Zhang, Guanghao Chen, Di Wu
    19. Circular city concept for future biorefineries
    Ece Kendir Cakmak, Merve Atasoy, Isaac Owusu- Agyeman, Kasra Khatami, Zeynep Cetecioglu

    Part D. Sludge to energy & resources recovery
    20. Sludge treatment: an approach toward environmental remediation
    Sanket Dey Chowdhury, Rupam Bandyopadhyay, Puspendu Bhunia
    21. Values added products recovery from sludge
    Mohamed El-Samadoney, Hanem M. Awad, Vinay Kumar Tyagi, Ahmed Tawfik
    22. Biogas recovery from sludge
    Selvakumar P, Kavitha S, Beula Isabel J, Tatek Temesgen, Rajesh Banu J, Sivashanmugam P
    23. Cellulose and extracellular polymer recovery from sludge
    Anee Mohanty, Sumer Singh Meena, Pankaj Pathak, Prangya Ranjan Rout
    24. Cambi Thermal Hydrolysis Process (CambiTHP) for sewage sludge treatment
    Ashish K Sahu, Indra Mitra, Harald Kleiven, Hans Rasmus Holte, Kine Svensson
    25. Reutilization of sludge as fertilizer
    Sanket Dey Chowdhury, Rupam Bandyopadhyay, Puspendu Bhunia
    26. Valorizing sludge: a biorefinery perspective prospecting for sustainable development
    Ritusmita Goswami, Ritu Thakur

Product details

  • No. of pages: 482
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: November 10, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323901789
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323901796

About the Editors

Vinay Tyagi

Vinay Kumar TYAGI is a Ramalingaswami Fellow (Scientist D) at the Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India. His research interests include biological wastewater treatment, advanced biomass pretreatment technologies, biomass to bioenergy, and health-related water microbiology. Dr. Tyagi has published two-digit refereed articles at SCI journals in the past several years with h-index= 23. He has more than 90 publications to his credit including two full-text books entitled, “Sludge Management” (CRC Press), and “Post treatments of anaerobically treated effluents” (IWA publishing), fourteen book chapters and manuals most notably are O&M of Sewerage Works, and Operation and Maintenance Guidelines for UASB-DHS System, jointly published by Government of India and Japan. Dr. Tyagi’s research achievement has been receiving many academic honors, including (a) Outstanding Review Contribution, Elsevier; (b) research articles are enlisted among the Top 1% of highly cited papers of the academic field of Engineering worldwide, as well as few of them listed in the most downloaded articles; Dr. Tyagi is fellow and life member of several professional bodies and organizations. He is Management Committee Member of International Water Association (IWA) Sludge Management Specialist Group and represent South Asia Division. He is an active Reviewer of more than 70 International Peer-Reviewed Journals. He is editor for IWA publishing (UK), and lead edited virtual special issue for international journal including Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery (Springer). Dr. Tyagi has extensive international research exposure of working in Taiwan, Spain, Japan, and in Singapore in various environmental research domains of wastewater (municipal & industrial) treatment, sludge pre-treatment, and biomass to bioenergy recovery.

Affiliations and Expertise

Scientist D in the Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India

Manish Kumar

Manish Kumar earned Ph.D in Environmental Engineering from the University of Tokyo, Japan and is currently a faculty member at IIT Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India. He supervised 6 Ph.D thesis and >25 master dissertations. He contributed >100 journal articles, >50 book chapters and has edited/co-edited 6 books with international publishers. He has 20 years’ experience in research and teaching. He is an executive committee member of IWA-India Chapter and represents South-Asia in IWA specialist group for METRAL and related substances. He has won several accolades including Best Research Award (2013) at 4th Asia Pacific Water Young Professional Conference, two Best Poster Awards (2013 and 2016), DST young scientist grant, JSPS Research Fellowship, COE Young Researcher Fund, and Linnaeus-Palme Grant from SIDA, Sweden. He is associate editor for Elsevier’s Journal of Groundwater for Sustainable Development and Japan Society for Water’s journal Hydrological Research Letters. He was the lead editor for four virtual special issues for international journals including Journal of Hazardous Material. Most recently, he has joined a global collaboration of 51 institutes on Wastewater-Based Epidemiology of COVID-19.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Sustainability Cluster, School of Engineering, University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, Dehradun 248007, Uttarakhand, India

Alicia An

Dr. An is an Associate Professor in the School of Energy and Environment at the City University of Hong Kong (CityU). She received her PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). Her dissertation on sludge minimization mechanisms in Oxic-Settling-Anaerobic process in wastewater treatment system was well received and cited. Since 2009, Dr. An has extended her research and education career with Sustainability concepts at the University of Tokyo, Japan. She has conducted several research projects and field work focused on sustainable water management and urban development. Dr. An is a member of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (MHKIE), registered Korea civil engineer, member of the association of energy engineers (MAEE), certified carbon auditor professional (CAP), and member of the international water association (IWA). Her research emphasizes the development of emerging membrane technologies and innovative approaches to solving pressing water quality and quantity issues.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China

Zeynep Cetecioglu

Dr. Cetecioglu is Asscoiate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering-KTH, Sweden. Her research has centered on resource recovery from wastewater by combining wastewater engineering and molecular microbiology ecology. She applied her knowledge recently is carbon neutral wastewater treatment plants, which has attracted a huge amount of interest during recent years due to the potential of turning waste into resources and for the potential of securing a future supply of bio-based products. She is developing resource recovery units which are exchangeable in existing wastewater treatment plants in one of her ongoing projects, CarbonNextGen. This project has recently been listed in the top 100 projects by the Swedish Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences. There is still a lot of work required to develop environmentally and economically sustainable processes capable of closing the circular economy loop and turning waste into resources. She has contributed more than 80 publications to leading international peer‐reviewed journals, conference proceedings, and books. One of the books to which she contributed was awarded by Turkish Academy of Science and this book is still used as course material in universities. She is member of both IWA and ISME and she is the leader of Circular economy Cluster at KTH Water Center.

Affiliations and Expertise

Asscoiate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology-KTH, Sweden

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