1st Edition

Treatment of Industrial Effluents Case Studies

    364 Pages 70 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    To address the issue of discharge of untreated industrial effluent in the water body causing pollution, adoption of cleaner production technologies and waste minimization initiatives are being encouraged. The book explains each related technology elaborately and critically analyses the same from practical application point of view. In-depth characterization, environmental and health effects and treatment of various industrial effluents are discussed with case studies. Limitations, challenges and remedial actions to be taken are included at the end of each chapter. Chapters are arranged as per specific type of effluents from various industries like textile, tannery/leather plant, and oil refinery.

    1. Introduction to Different Industrial Effluents and Existing Treatment Technologies
    2. Treatment Techniques of Textile Plant Effluents
    3. Treatment of Leather Plant Effluents
    4. Treatment of Palm Oil Mill Effluents
    5. Treatment of Effluents from Sugar Processing Industry
    6. Treatment of Pharmaceutical Industry Effluents
    7. Treatment of Paper and Pulp Industry Effluents
    8. Effluent Treatment of Semiconductor Industry
    9. Treatment of Livestock Waste and Effluents
    10. Iron and Steel Industry Effluent Treatment Techniques
    11. Treatment of Coal Industry Effluents
    12. Treatment of Petrochemical Industry Effluents
    13. Treatment of Nuclear Industry Effluents
    14. Food Industry Effluent Treatment Techniques
    15. Technologies and Advancements for Gas Effluent Treatment of Various Industries


    Prof. Mihir Kumar Purkait

    Dr. Mihir Kumar Purkait is a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahatiat (IITG). He became Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) in 2017 and Fellow of Institute of Engineers (FIE) in 2016. Prior to joining as faculty in IITG in 2004 he has received his PhD and M. Tech in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IITKGP) after completing his B. Tech in Chemical Engineering from University of Calcutta. He has received several awards like; Herdillia Award for Excellence in Basic Research in Chemical Engineering from IIChE (2018); young scientist medal award from the Indian National Science Academy (INSA, 2009); Young Engineers Award in the field of Chemical Engineering from the Institute of engineers (India, 2009); BOYSCAST Fellow award from the DST (2009-10) and Dr. A.V. Rama Rao Foundation’s Best PhD Thesis in India and Research Award in Chemical Engineering from IIChE (2007). Prof. Mihir Kumar Purkait is energetically involved in frontier areas of Chemical Engineering with his major research interest in the field of advanced separation processes. His contribution in this field covers both fundamental and applied research. He has 18 years of experience in research & academics and published more than 170 papers in different reputed international journals. He has authored 4 books (2 in CRC press, 1 in Springer and 1 in Elsevier (AP), submitted 8 patents (4 granted) and completed 16 sponsored projects/consultancy from various funding agencies. Dr. Purkait has supervised 16 PhD and 29 M Tech students.

    Prof. Chang-Tang Chang

    Prof. Chang-Tang Chang is a Professor at National Ilan University, Taiwan (NIU). He is the chairman of Research and Development Center of Energy and Resource Technology at NIU and was the chairman of International Air and Waste Management Association (2010) in Taiwan section. He is also a professional Environmental Engineer. He has published more than 140 SCI papers, 13 patents, 4 book chapters, handled over 20 R&D projects and guided 6 PhD and 30 Masters student in the field of environmental materials synthesis and wastewater treatment. He is also experienced in both water pollution and air quality management, including treatment of industrial flue gas and management of air quality in special basins. In this book, Prof. Chang’s contribution will be essential for providing the numerous case studies for the treatment of various industrial effluent from Taiwan.


    Dr. Piyal Mondal

    Dr. Piyal Mondal received his B Tech from NIT Durgapur and M Tech and PhD from IIT Guwahati in Chemical Engineering. His research work is dedicated to prepare various nano and meso porous materials for wastewater treatment and mathematical analysis of various processes including wastewater treatment, fruit juice clarification, protein separation, value added product separation from biogenic source etc. He is also working on fabrication of different prototype for environmental separation. He has authored 1 book on Elsevier (AP, ISBN: 9780128139615), published 4 and already submitted 7 papers in international journals. He has received several awards in his field in international and national conferences. His contribution is essential in every steps starting from formulation of proposal to final submission of book.