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The Future of Effluent Treatment Plants - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128229569

The Future of Effluent Treatment Plants

1st Edition

Biological Treatment Systems

Editors: Maulin Shah Susana Rodriguez-Couto Kavit Mehta
Paperback ISBN: 9780128229569
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st May 2021
Page Count: 608
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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


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


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About the Editors

Maulin Shah

Maulin P. Shah (male), currently senior Environmental Microbiologist in Environmental Microbiology Lab at Bharuch, India. His major work involves isolation, screening, identification and Genetic Engineering of high impact of Microbes for the degradation of hazardous materials. He has edited 70 books with RSC, Wiley, Elsevier, Springer, CRC Press, De Gruyter, Nova Sciences in the area of Wastewater Microbiology. He is associated as Editorial Board member in more than 160 journals including Elsevier, Wiley, Springer, Taylor & Franscis, RSC. He has published 380 research papers in various journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Environmental Microbiologist, Environmental Microbiology Lab, Bharuch, 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

Department of Separation Science, LUT School of Engineering Science, LUT University, Mikkeli, 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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