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Life Cycle Assessment of Wastewater Treatment

1st Edition

Edited by Mu. Naushad

CRC Press

306 pages | 55 B/W Illus.

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Life Cycle Assessment of Wastewater Treatment addresses in detail the required in-depth life cycle assessment of wastewater treatment. This is to meet the special demands placed upon wastewater treatment processes, due to both the limited quantity and often low quality of water supplies. Wastewater management clearly plays a central role in achieving future water security in a world where water stress is expected to increase. Life cycle assessment (LCA) can be used as a tool to evaluate the environmental impacts associated with wastewater treatment and potential improvement options. This unique volume will focus on the analysis of wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs), using a life cycle assessment (LCA) approach.

Table of Contents





Chapter 1 Environmental and Health Effects Due to the Usage of Wastewater

P. Senthil Kumar and G. Janet Joshiba

Chapter 2 Ecological Assessment: Use of Hydropower and Biogas Energy in Waste Water Treatment Plants

Serhat Kucukali, İrfan Ar, Mümtaz Ak, and Asiye Günal

Chapter 3 Life Cycle Assessment of Municipal Wastewater and Sewage Sludge Treatment

MT Moreira and G. Feijoo

Chapter 4 Life Cycle Assessment of Beneficial Reuse of Waste Streams for Energy in Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plants

Dongyan Mu, Sarah Mack, Roger Ruan, and Min Addy

Chapter 5 A Life Cycle Evaluation of the Environmental Effects of a Hydrometallurgical Process for Alkaline Battery Waste Treatment: A Case Study

AD La Rosa

Chapter 6 Textile Wastewater Treatment by Advanced Oxidation Processes: A Comparative Study

M Gamallo, Y Moldes-Diz, R Taboada-Puig, JM Lema, G Feijoo, and MT Moreira

Chapter 7 A Biological Approach for the Removal of Pharmaceutical Pollutants from Wastewater

P. Senthil Kumar and A. Saravanan

Chapter 8 Fungal Treatment of Pharmaceuticals in Effluents: Current State, Perspectives, Limitations, and Opportunities

A. Jahandideh, S. Mardani, R. McDaniel, B. Bleakley, and G. Anderson

Chapter 9 Determination of Pharmaceutical Compounds in Sewage Sludge from Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plants

I. Aparicio, J. Martín, J.L. Santos, and E. Alonso

Chapter 10 Green and Eco-Friendly Materials for the Removal of Phosphorus from Wastewater

S. Khamparia, D. Jaspal, and A. Malviya

Chapter 11 Technologies for the Treatment of Heavy Metal–Contaminated Groundwater

P. Senthil Kumar and A. Saravanan

Chapter 12 Life Cycle Assessment Applied to Support Sustainable Wastewater Treatment in Developing Countries

L. M. G. Coelho, H. M. G. Coelho, and L. C. Lange

Chapter 13 Life Cycle Analysis of Anaerobic Digestion of Wastewater Treatment Plants

R. Rodríguez, J.J. Espada, R. Molina, and D. Puyol


About the Editor

Dr. Mu. Naushad is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry, College of Science, King Saud University (KSU), Saudi Arabia. Prior to coming to King Saud University, he was the Assistant Professor at SRM University, India. He obtained his Ph.D Degree in Analytical Chemistry, from A.M.U. Aligarh, India in 2007. His research interests include Nanocomposite materials and wastewater treatment. He has over 200 refereed publications, with a Google Scholar H-Index of >33. He holds five US patents deriving from his research. He is the Editor/Editorial member of several reputed Journals like Scientific Report, Process Safety & Env. Protection and J. Water Process Eng. He is also the Associate Editor for Env. Chem. Letters Journal, Springer. He has been awarded by the Scientist of the year award-2015 from National Environmental Science Academy, India and Almarai Award-2017 from Saudi Arabia.

About the Series

Life Cycle Assessment and Green Chemistry Series

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is the most prominent and widely used technique to assess the environmental footprints and human health impacts of products in their entire life cycle from cradle to grave. It can also be used to assess the environmental impacts of processes and services. LCA is practiced in various industrial sectors and the concept of LCA itself is growing in different dimensions.

Various forms of LCA’s are popular these days, particularly environmental LCA, social LCA and life cycle costing. Similarly Green Chemistry is an upcoming area and deserves an equal amount of attention. This book series covers various LCA topics and green chemistry under one umbrella.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Water Supply