1st Edition

Decentralized Sanitation and Water Treatment Treatment in Cold Environments and Techno-Economic Aspects

    172 Pages 19 Color & 4 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    172 Pages 19 Color & 4 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book discusses decentralized sanitation for wastewater treatment and management in cold environments. It addresses the knowledge gap that exists between the understanding of centralized and decentralized wastewater treatment approaches. Decentralized Sanitation and Water Treatment: Treatment in Cold Environments and Techno-Economic Aspects covers the sustainability principles, various technologies involved, decentralized treatment in cold countries, and the economic and social feasibility of decentralized sanitation. It provides solutions for the conservation of water sources and target-oriented sanitation approaches for wastewater treatment and recycling.

    Key Features

    • Reviews the current status, challenges, and future perspectives of decentralized water treatments
    • Discusses decentralized sanitation, water, and wastewater treatment in cold environments and Northern countries
    • Focuses on interdisciplinary approaches of sustainability and circular economy
    • Covers life cycle and environment assessment of decentralized sanitation systems
    • Reviews the environmental, techno-economic, and social aspects of decentralized sanitation systems

    The book is meant for professionals and researchers working on wastewater treatment, environmental engineering, and ecology.

    PART I Decentralized treatment in cold environments

    1.     Water and wastewater treatment in cold environments

    Xiaolei Zhang, Zhuoyue Wang, Yan Song, RD Tyagi and Patrick Drogui

    2.     Treatment of run-off water from de-icing salt for road safety in cold climate conditions

    Song Yan, Patrick Drogui, R. D. Tyagi and Jonathan Wong 

    3.     Mobile and portable technologies for water/wastewater treatment in cold environments

    Song Yan, Patrick Drogui, R. D. Tyagi and Jonathan Wong 

    4.     Potential decentralized anaerobic treatment of wastewater in cold environments

    Song Yan, Patrick Drogui, R. D. Tyagi and Jonathan Wong 

    5.     Strategic issues for wastewater reuse in extreme cold conditions

    Song Yan, Patrick Drogui, R. D. Tyagi and Jonathan Wong

    PART II Environmental and techno-economic aspects of decentralized systems

     6.     Environment and hygiene with decentralized treatment

    Denisse Serrano-Palacios, Ana M. Rentería-Mexía, Lourdes M. Díaz-Tenorio, Edna R. Meza-Escalante, Luis H. Álvarez-Valencia, Pasiano Rivas-García, Gabriela Ulloa-Mercado, Pablo Gortáres-Moroyoqui and Luis A. Leyva-Soto

     7.     Social aspects and public acceptance of decentralized treatment

    Chinthala Sumanth, Bhukya Gopal, Manojkumar Y and Sridhar Pilli

     8.     Life-cycle environmental assessment of decentralized sanitation systems

    Pablo Gortáres-Moroyoqui, Luis Humberto Alvarez-Valencia, Ruth Gabriela Ulloa Mercado, Pasiano Rivas-García, Luis Alonso Leyva-Soto, Denisse Serrano Palacios, Ana María Rentería-Mexia, Edna Rosalba Meza-Escalante and Lourdes Mariana Díaz-Tenorio

    9.     Feasibility and suitability of decentralized water systems

    Manojkumar Y., K. Bella, Venkateswara Rao, Pilli Sridhar and R.D. Tyagi

    10.  Decentralized wastewater treatment and reuse towards sustainability and circular economy

    Bhoomika Yadav, Shraddha Chavan, R.D. Tyagi, Patrick Drogui and Jonathan Wong 

     11.  Challenges and Future Perspectives of Decentralized Water Treatment

    Bhukya Gopal, Chinthala Sumanth, Sridhar Pilli and Manojkumar Y


    Professor R. D. Tyagi is an internationally recognized Professor of Biochemical Engineering and Chief Scientific Officer of BOSK Bioproducts. He has served as Professor for 36 years and Senior Canada Research Chair on Value Added Products from Wastes for 18 years at the University of Quebec, Canada. His research on bioconversion and bioprocessing to bioproducts and activity of transfer of technology to the user’s sector has received many National and International Awards.

    Professor Ashok Pandey is currently Distinguished Scientist at the Centre for Innovation and Translational Research, CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow, India and Distinguished Professor, Sustainability Cluster, University of Petroleum and Energy, Dehradun, India. His major research and technological development interests are industrial & environmental biotechnology and energy biosciences, focusing on biomass to biofuels & chemicals, waste to wealth & energy, etc.

    Professor Patrick Drogui is Professor at the Institut national de la recherche scientifique’s Centre Eau Terre Environnement in Canada. He is an internationally recognized expert in electrochemical and membrane technologies, and oxidative processes for different applications in water treatment from industrial wastewater to potable water. 

    Dr Bhoomika Yadav completed her PhD from Institut national de la recherche scientifique’s Centre Eau Terre Environnement. She has strong research skills and works in multidisciplinary areas of biotechnology, microbiology and biochemical engineering. Her research interest includes waste to value transformation, bioflocculants, wastewater treatment, bioplastics and circular bioeconomy.

    Dr Sridhar Pilli is an Assistant Professor at the National Institute of Technology Warangal, India. He is an expert in Water and Wastewater Treatment, Anaerobic Digestion, and Waste to Energy. 

    Professor Jonathan WC Wong is Distinguish Professor of the Research Center for Eco-environmental Engineering, Dongguan University of Technology, China. Formerly, he was Professor in Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong. His major research interests are on bioconversion of organic wastes for energy and bioproducts.