1st Edition

Wastewater Treatment Occurrence and Fate of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)

Edited By Amy J. Forsgren Copyright 2015
    260 Pages 22 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    260 Pages 22 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) are a group of semi-volatile organic compounds that are formed during the incomplete burning of gas, coal, oil, wood, garbage, or other organic substances. PAHs are a concern because a number of them have been identified as genotoxic and/or carcinogenic. They pose a threat to ecological systems and can cause health problems. A significant source of PAHs is the effluent of wastewater treatment plants. This book explores the occurrence and the treatability of PAHs in wastewater treatment.

    Amy J. Forsgren
    PAHs in Natural Waters: Natural and Anthropogenic Sources, and Environmental Behavior
    Jan Kochany
    Quantitative Changes of PAHs in Water and in Wastewater during Treatment Proceßes
    Maria Włodarczyk-Makuła and Agnieszka Popenda
    PAHs in Water Resources and Environmental Matrices in Tunisia
    Olfa Mahjoub and Imen Haddaoui
    Occurrence, Removal, and Fate of PAHs and VOCs in Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plants: A Literature Review
    Aleksandra Jelic, Evina Katsou, Simos Malamis, David Bolzonella, and Francesco Fatone
    Occurrence, Fate, and Removal of PAHs and VOCs in WWTPs Using Activated Sludge Proceßes and Membrane Bioreactors: Results from Italy and Greece
    Evina Katsou, Simos Malamis, Daniel Mamais, David Bolzonella, and Francesco Fatone
    PAHs in Wastewater and Removal Efficiency in Conventional Wastewater Treatment Plants
    Vincenzo Torretta
    PAHs in Wastewater during Dry and Wet Weather
    Kenya L. Goodson, Robert Pitt, and Shirley Clark
    In Situ PAH Sensors
    Woo Hyoung Lee, Xuefei Guo, Daoli Zhao, Andrea Campiglia, Jared Church, and Xiangmeng Ma
    PAHs in Sewage Sludge, Soils, and Sediments
    Amy J. Forsgren


    Amy J. Forsgren

    "…a timely publication of relevant technologies to detect, quantify, and treat PAHs in various environmental matrices including water, wastewater, sewage, sludge, soil and sediment. Written by academic and industrial international experts, the book covers a wide spectrum providing in-depth analysis using up-to-date references, pilot and full-scale studies, relevant for academic researchers as well as practicing engineers."
    —Madhumita B Ray, Professor, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Western University, Ontario, Canada

    "Wastewater treatment plants are considered as a point of convergence of a huge diversity of organic contaminants present at low to very low levels but that may affect our ecosystem when treated wastewaters and sludge are discharged into the environment; PAHs are ones of concerns. Their presence in natural waters, wastewaters, sludge, soils and sediments, their fate and removal during conventional and advanced wastewater treatments, their environmental behavior are of particular interest for engineers, scientists, policy makers, and are depicted in this book which gives an updated overview on these relevant topics."
    —Dominique Patureau, INRA, Laboratoire de Biotechnologie de l’Environnement, Narbonne, France