Apple Academic Press
384 pages | 75 B/W Illus.
UN studies show that high-income, developed nations treat about 70 percent of their wastewater. However, in low-income developing nations, only 8 percent of wastewater undergoes any kind of treatment. Inadequate water treatment has serious consequences for both human health and the environment.
The articles in this compendium provide a representative cross sample of both developing and developed nations' water treatment facilities. Included are the following topics:
The editor, a respected international expert in the field, has selected investigations that offer essential information for ongoing research at the graduate and professional levels, as well as for environmental engineers and others responsible for choosing the most efficient water treatment technologies.
Part I: Developing Countries
Comparative Study of Three Two-Stage Hybrid Ecological Wastewater Treatment Systems for Producing High Nutrient, Reclaimed Water for Irrigation Reuse in Developing Countries; Florentina Zurita and John R. White
Sustainability of Wastewater Treatment and Excess Sludge Handling Practices in the Federated States of Micronesia; Joseph D. Rouse
Occurrence and Removal Characteristics of Phthalate Esters from Typical Water Sources in Northeast China; Yu Liu, Zhonglin Chen, and Jimin Shen
Assessment of Domestic Wastewater Disposal in Some Selected Wards of Maiduguri Metropolis, Borno State, Nigeria; Abba Kagu, Hauwa Lawan Badawi, and Jimme M. Abba
Detection of Free-Living Amoebae Using Amoebal Enrichment in a Wastewater Treatment Plant of Gauteng Province, South Africa; P. Muchesa, O. Mwamba, T. G. Barnard, and C. Bartie
Water and Wastewater Management and Biomass to Energy Conversion in a Meat Processing Plant in Brazil: A Case Study; Humberto J. José, Regina F. P. M. Moreira, Danielle B. Luiz, Elaine Virmond, Aziza K. Genena, Silvia L. F. Andersen, Rennio F. de Sena, and Horst Fr. Schröder
Part II: Developed Nations
Intra- and Inter-Pandemic Variations of Antiviral, Antibiotics and Decongestants in Wastewater Treatment Plants and Receiving Rivers; Andrew C. Singer, Josef D. Järhult, Roman Grabic, Ghazanfar A. Khan, Richard H. Lindberg, Ganna Fedorova, Jerker Fick, Michael J. Bowes, Björn Olsen, and Hanna Söderström
Wastewater Recycling in Greece: The Case of Thessaloniki; Andreas Ilias, Athanasios Panoras, and Andreas Angelakis
Do Contaminants Originating from State-of-the-Art Treated Wastewater Impact the Ecological Quality of Surface Waters?; Daniel Stalter, Axel Magdeburg, Kristin Quednow, Alexandra Botzat, and Jörg Oehlmann
Performance of a Constructed Wetland in Grand Marais, Manitoba, Canada: Removal of Nutrients, Pharmaceuticals, and Antibiotic Resistance Genes from Municipal Wastewater; Julie C. Anderson, Jules C. Carlson, Jennifer E. Low, Jonathan K. Challis, Charles S. Wong, Charles W. Knapp, and Mark L. Hanson
Irrigation with Treated Wastewater: Quantification of Changes in Soil Physical and Chemical Properties; Pradip Adhikari, Manoj K. Shukla, John G. Mexal, and David Daniel
Spatial Distribution of Fecal Indicator Bacteria in Groundwater beneath Two Large On-Site Wastewater Treatment Systems; Charles Humphrey, Michael O’Driscoll, and Jonathan Harris
Detection of Retinoic Acid Receptor Agonistic Activity and Identification of Causative Compounds in Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plants in Japan; Kazuko Sawada, Daisuke Inoue, Yuichiro Wada, Kazunari Sei, Tsuyoshi Nakanishi, and Michihiko Ike