Wastewater Treatment: Occurrence and Fate of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs), 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Wastewater Treatment

Occurrence and Fate of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs), 1st Edition

Edited by Amy J. Forsgren

CRC Press

260 pages | 22 B/W Illus.

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This book describes the sources of water contamination by PAHs and their transportation and fate in natural aquatic systems. It then discusses, from the analytical chemist’s view, how to determine the presence of PAHs in water and wastewater, and the changes in PAH concentration during treatment processes. The text examines the removal of PAHs using membrane bioreactors and advanced sludge processes, highlighting results from both demonstration and full-scale plants. It also examines the presence of PAHs in conventional wastewater treatment plants, especially in sludge.


"…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

Table of Contents


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

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Advances in Water and Wastewater Transport and Treatment

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Subject Categories

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