The Future of Effluent Treatment Plants

The Future of Effluent Treatment Plants

Biological Treatment Systems

1st Edition - May 24, 2021

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  • Editors: Maulin Shah, Susana Rodriguez-Couto, Kavit Mehta
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128229569
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128231043

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The Future of Effluent Treatment Plants: Biological Treatment Systems is an advanced and updated version of existing biological technologies that includes their limitations, challenges, and potential application to remove chemical oxygen demand (COD), refractory chemical oxygen demand, biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), color removal and environmental pollutants through advancements in microbial bioremediation. The book introduces new trends and advances in environmental bioremediation with thorough discussions of recent developments. In addition, it illustrates that the application of these new emerging innovative technologies can lead to energy savings and resource recovery. The importance of respiration, nitrogen mineralization, nitrification, denitrification and biological phosphorus removal processes in the development of a fruitful and applicable solution for the removal of toxic pollutants from wastewater treatment plants is highlighted. Equally important is the knowledge and theoretical modeling of water movement through wastewater ecosystems. Finally, emphasis is given to the function of constructed wetlands and activated sludge processes.

Key Features

  • Considers different types of industrial wastewater
  • Focuses on biological wastewater treatments
  • Introduces new trends in bioremediation
  • Addresses the future of WWTPs


Engineers, scientists who require an excellent introduction and basic knowledge to the principles of waste water treatment technologies. Different professionals, managers working or interested in the Water treatment microbiology field

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    1. Applied and Innovative Approach of Wastewater Treatment

    Laila Abdel moneim Farahat

    2. Removal of Toxic Contaminants and Path Ahead Amidst Challenges

    V. P. Sharma Sr.

    3. Perspectives of biological bacteriophage-based tools for wastewater systems monitoring and sanitary control

    Gislaine Fongaro

    4. Metagenomic analysis of wastewater microbiome signature: Methods, challenges and their application in wastewater treatment

    Divakar K

    5. Biofilm formation, problems and diseases: Methods for film irradication , a nanostructured material based approach

    Subhankar Paul

    6. Treatment of Industrial Waste water through new approaches using Algae biomass

    Touseef Hussain

    7. Microbial Electrosynthesis: carbon dioxide sequestration via bioelectrochemical system

    Soumya Pandit

    8. Environmental challenge of the vinasses: fungi-based biological treatment systems

    Verónica Leticia Colin

    9. Microalgal waste water treatment technologies

    Srijoni Banerjee

    10. Microbiological wastewater treatment

    J. Anandkumar

    11. Electrochemical and Electroanalytical Techniques for Detection and Removal of special class of Pesticides

    Sushma Dave

    12. Photo Catalytic degradation of dyes in textile effluent: a green approach to eradicate environmental Pollution

    Sushma Dave

    13. Carbon Nanocomposites for Wastewater Treatment

    Senthil Kumar Ponnusamy

    14. Wastewater biodegradability: selection of a treatment technology

    Senthil Kumar Ponnusamy

    15. Bioremediation of Soils Polluted with Hexavalent Chromium using Bacteria

    Anoar A. Khan Sr.

    16. Renewable value-added bio-metabolites and energy recovery from waste activated sludge biorefinery

    Aijuan Zhou

    17. Microbial electrochemical systems for wastewater treatment

    Yolanda Reyes-Vidal

    18. Physico-Chemical and Biological Treatment of Textile Waste Water

    Lamia Ayed

    19. Nanotechnology for water processing

    Sougata Ghosh

    20. Microbial remediation of hexavalent chromium

    Radha Rani

    21. Sustainable bioremediation of radionuclide from wastewater: recent trends and bottlenecks

    Muthusivaramapandian Muthuraj

    22. Recent advancements and challenges in the field of nanotechnology for wastewater treatment recycle and reuse

    Subhankar Paul

    23. ANAMMOX technology for food industry nitrogenous wastewater treatment

    Apurba Dey

    24. Treatment of Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products in Wastewater

    Doyeli Sanyal

    25. Application of molecular biological tools to monitor process efficiency

    Dr. Hiren Patel

    26. Biological treatment of mining and metallurgical wastewater on the context of metal recovery

    Denys Villa-Gomez

    27. Potentials and Performance of Biological Processes for Treatment of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in Wastewater

    Mustafa Taher and Sama A. Al-Mutwalli

    28. Treatment of textile wastewater

    Sourish Bhattacharya

    29. Removal of Ammonium from Aqueous Solution by using Dried Longan Peel as a Low-cost Absorbent

    Khac-Uan Do

    30. Microbial remediation and Detoxification of Heavy Metals by Plants and Microbes

    Touseef Hussain

    31. Exploring the Dynamics of Microalgal Diversity in High Rate Algal Ponds

    Paramasivan Balasubramanian

    32. Diverse processes for the treatment of textile wastewater

    K.Sathish Kumar

    33. Nanotechnology and water processing: a review

    Elijah Adegoke Adebayo

    34. Broad spectrum application of nanotechnology for wastewater treatment

    Kavit Mehta

    35. Nanotitanium photocatalytic technology in wastewater treatment

    George Z. Kyzas

Product details

  • No. of pages: 804
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: May 24, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128229569
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128231043

About the Editors

Maulin Shah

Dr. Maulin P. Shah is Chief Scientist and Head of the Industrial Waste Water Research Lab, Division of Applied and Environmental Microbiology Lab at Enviro Technology Ltd., Ankleshwar, Gujarat, India. His work focuses on the impact of industrial pollution on the microbial diversity of wastewater following cultivation-dependent and cultivation-independent analysis. His major work involves isolation, screening, identification, and genetically engineering high-impact microbes for the degradation of hazardous materials. His research interests include biological wastewater treatment, environmental microbiology, biodegradation, bioremediation, and phytoremediation of environmental pollutants from industrial wastewaters. He has published more than 250 research papers in national and international journals of repute on various aspects of microbial biodegradation and bioremediation of environmental pollutants. He is the editor of more than 50 books of international repute (Elsevier, Springer, RSC, and CRC Press). He is an active editorial board member in top-rated journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Industrial Waste Water Research Laboratory, Division of Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Gujarat, India

Susana Rodriguez-Couto

Susana Rodríguez-Couto (female) got her B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Chemistry (Industrial Chemistry) from the University of Santiago de Compostela in 1992 and her Ph.D. in Chemistry in 1999 from the University of Vigo, obtaining the maximal grade (magna cum laude) and, in addition, she was awarded with the Extraordinary Prize for Doctoral Thesis in Chemistry. She worked as an Associate Professor and an Isidro Parga Pondal Senior Researcher at the University of Vigo (2000-2004), as a Ramón y Cajal Senior Researcher at Rovira i Virgili University (2004-2008) and as an Ikerbasque Research Professor (2009-2019). She has also worked as an Invited Researcher at the Institute from Environmental Biotechnology, Graz University of Technology (Austria) and at the Department of Biological Engineering, University of Minho (Portugal). In 2008, she received the I3 Professor from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Education to the recognition of an outstanding research activity. In March 2021 she is joining LUT School of Engineering Science at Mikkeli, Finland, as a Full Professor in biological water treatment. She has published more than 140 articles in highly reputed international journals (h index 42). She is editor of several journals (3Biotech, Frontiers) and 14 Elsevier books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Full Professor (Biological Water Treatment), Department of Separation Science, LUT School of Engineering Science, LUT University, Finland

Kavit Mehta

Kavit Mehta has acquired Ph.D. (Biotechnology), CSIR-UGC NET (Life- Science), GSET (Life Science) and GATE (Biotechnology). He had More than ten years of Teaching & Research experience. Currently completed two Grass root Innovation Research Project funded by BIRAC, Government of India.

Affiliations and Expertise

Collaboration Research Project, NIHR, Government of India, India

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