1st Edition

Efficient Management of Wastewater from Manufacturing
New Treatment Technologies

Edited By

Victor M. Monsalvo

ISBN 9781774635681
Published March 31, 2021 by Apple Academic Press
310 Pages 107 B/W Illustrations

USD $54.95

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Book Description

Efficient Management of Wastewater from Manufacturing is an accessible research compendium, highly useful for anyone involved with the phytosanitaries, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, or textile industries. The editor, Victor Monsalvo, is a well-respected expert in the field who has included many of his own studies. He has also enlisted articles from other researchers from around the world. Together, they offer a range of treatment methodologies for manufacturing wastewater, including anaerobic processes and catalyzation. They focus on advanced treatment processes that would improve current efficiency and reduced energy costs. Feasibility and potential problems are also thoroughly discussed, creating a realistic and practical research collection.

Included within the book are chapters on the following topics:

  • An overview of pesticide toxicity

  • More efficient anaerobic treatments for agricultural wastewater

  • Wastewater treatment methodologies for specific sectors of the food-production industry, including slaughterhouses, fish processing plants, dairies, fruit canning factories, and wineries

  • Biological treatment systems for wastewater containing cosmetic and pharmaceutical chemicals and byproducts

  • Improved methodologies for removing dye from textile wastewater

The range of topics will be of practical use to chemical, civil, and environmental engineers. Researchers at the graduate level will find here a wealth of studies that will prove fruitful for future investigation.

Table of Contents


Part I: Growing Our Food: The Phytosanitaries Industry

Genotoxicity and Cytotoxicity Exerted by Pesticides in Different Biotic Matrices: An Overview of More Than a Decade of Experimental Evaluation; M. L. Larramendy, N. Nikoloff, C. Ruiz de Arcaute, and S. Soloneski

Low-Temperature Anaerobic Treatment of Low-Strength Pentachlorophenol-Bearing Wastewater; J. Lopez, V. M. Monsalvo, D. Puyol, A. F. Mohedano, and J. J. Rodriguez

The Behavior of Organic Phosphorus under Non-Point Source Wastewater in the Presence of Phototrophic Periphyton; Haiying Lu, Linzhang Yang, Shanqing Zhang, and Yonghong Wu

Part II: Food and Beverage Industries

Treatment of Slaughter House Wastewater in a Sequencing Batch Reactor: Performance Evaluation and Biodegradation Kinetics; Pradyut Kundu, Anupam Debsarkar, and Somnath Mukherjee

Physiochemical Process for Fish Processing Wastewater; Neena Sunny and Lekha Mathai

Sustainable Agro-Food Industrial Wastewater Treatment Using High Rate Anaerobic Process; Rajinikanth Rajagopal, Noori M. Cata Saady, Michel Torrijos, Joseph V. Thanikal, and Yung-Tse Hung

Part III: Pharmaceutical Industry

Intensification of Sequencing Batch Reactors by Cometabolism and Bioaugmentation with Pseudomonas putida for the Biodegradation of 4-chlorophenol; Victor M. Monsalvo, Montserrat Tobajas, Angel F. Mohedano, and Juan J. Rodriguez

Treatment of Wastewaters from a Personal Care Products Factory by Advanced Biological Systems; Victor M. Monsalvo, Jesus Lopez, Miguel M. Somer, Angel F. Mohedano, and Juan J. Rodriguez

Adsorption and Photocatalytic Decomposition of the beta-Blocker Metoprolol in Aqueous Titanium Dioxide Suspensions: Kinetics, Intermediates, and Degradation Pathways; Violette Romero, Pilar Marco, Jaime Giménez, and Santiago Esplugas

Ozone Oxidation of Antidepressants in Wastewater: Treatment Evaluation and Characterization of New By-Products by LC-QToFMS; André Lajeunesse, Mireille Blais, Benoît Barbeau, Sébastien Sauvé, and Christian Gagnon

Part IV: Textile Industry

Removal of Textile Dyes from Aqueous Solution by Heterogeneous Photo-Fenton Reaction Using Modified PAN Nanofiber Fe Complex as Catalyst; Xueting Zhao, Yongchun Dong, Bowen Cheng, and Weimin Kang

Ozonation of Indigo Carmine Catalyzed with Fe-Pillared Clay; Miriam Bernal, Rubí Romero, Gabriela Roa, Carlos Barrera-Díaz, Teresa Torres-Blancas, and Reyna Natividad


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Professor Victor Monsalvo is an environmental scientist with a PhD in chemical engineering from the University Autonoma de Madrid, where he later became a professor in the chemical engineering department. As a researcher, he has worked with the following universities: Leeds, Cranfield, Sydney, and Aachen. He is part of an active research team working in areas of environmental technologies, water recycling, and advanced biological systems, including membrane bioreactors. He has led eight research projects with private companies and an R&D national project, coauthored two patents (national and international), and written around fifty journal and referred conference papers. He has given two key notes in international conferences and has been a member of the organizing committee of five national and international conferences, workshops, and summer schools, and is currently involved in fifteen research projects sponsored by various entities. He is currently working as senior researcher in the Chemical Processes Department at Abengoa Research.