1st Edition

Life Cycle Assessment of Wastewater Treatment

Edited By Mu. Naushad Copyright 2018
    324 Pages 55 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.

    Key Features:

  • Focuses on the analysis of wastewater treatment plants using a life cycle assessment (LCA) approach
  • Discusses unconventional water sources such as recycled wastewater, brackish groundwater and desalinated seawater
  • Explains life cycle assessment in detail, which has become one of the reference methods used to assess the environmental performance of processes over their complete life cycle, from raw material extraction, infrastructure construction and operation to final dismantling
  • Explores a technique (LCA) that is becoming increasingly popular amongst researchers in the water treatment field nowadays because of its holistic approach
  • Based on the real life experiences, the subject of wastewater is presented in simple terms and made accessible to anyone willing to learn and experiment
  • Preface




    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



    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.