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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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