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Wastewater Treatment: Occurrence and Fate of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)

Covers the latest technologies for dealing with PAHs, such as membrane bioreactors and advanced oxidative processes
Describes real-life infrastructure experiences (storm water and conventional wastewater treatment plants)
Discusses both full-scale and pilot-scale results of various treatment methods
Aims to help water and wastewater engineers understand and deal with PAHs
Written by international experts and draws on results seen in Poland, Greece, Italy, Tunisia, Canada, and the United States

Series: Advances in Water and Wastewater Transport and Treatment

By: Amy J Forsgren (Editor)

216 pages, 22 b/w illustrations, 54 tables

CRC Press

Hardback | May 2015 | #220505 | ISBN-13: 9781482243178
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About this book

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) are a group of semi-volatile organic compounds that are formed during the incomplete burning of gas, coal, oil, wood, garbage, or other organic substances. PAHs are a concern because a number of them have been identified as genotoxic and/or carcinogenic. They pose a threat to ecological systems and can cause health problems. A significant source of PAHs is the effluent of wastewater treatment plants. Wastewater Treatment explores the occurrence and the treatability of PAHs in wastewater treatment.


- Introduction
- PAHs in natural waters: natural and anthropogenic sources, and environmental behavior
- Quantitative changes of PAHs in water and in wastewater during treatment processes
- Occurrence of PAHs in water resources in Tunisia
- Occurrence, removal and fate of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and volatile organic compounds in municipal conventional activated sludge processes and membrane bioreactors
- PAHs in wastewater and removal efficiency in conventional wastewater treatment plants
- Advanced oxidation potential of PAHs in the environment and engineered systems
- PAH treatment in wastewater treatment facilities during wet and dry weather

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