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.
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Amy J. Forsgren
PAHs in Natural Waters: Natural and Anthropogenic Sources, and Environmental Behavior
Quantitative Changes of PAHs in Water and in Wastewater during Treatment Proceßes
Maria WÅ‚odarczyk-MakuÅ‚a 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
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
"…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