Innovative Wastewater Treatment & Resource Recovery Technologies: Impacts on Energy, Economy and Environment
This book introduces the 3R concept applied to wastewater treatment and resource recovery under a double perspective. Firstly, it deals with Innovative technologies leading to: Reducing energy requirements, space and impacts; Reusing water and sludge of sufficient quality; and Recovering resources such as energy, nutrients, metals and chemicals, including biopolymers. Besides targeting effective C,N&P removal, other issues such as organic micropollutants, gases and odours emissions are considered. Most of the technologies analysed have been tested at pilot- or at full-scale. Tools and methods for their Economic, Environmental, Legal and Social impact assessment are described.
The 3R concept is also applied to Innovative Processes design, considering different levels of innovation: Retrofitting, where novel units are included in more conventional processes; Re-Thinking, which implies a substantial flowsheet modification; and Re-Imagining, with completely new conceptions. Tools are presented for Modelling, Optimising and Selecting the most suitable plant layout for each particular scenario from a holistic technical, economic and environmental point of view.
ISBN: 9781780407869 (Paperback)
ISBN: 9781780407876 (eBook)
Chapter 20: Assessing environmental impacts and benefits of wastewater treatment plants
Christian Remy, Lluis Corominas, Almudena Hospido, Henrik Fred Larsen, Carmen Teodosiu, 2017. "Assessing environmental impacts and benefits of wastewater treatment plants", Innovative Wastewater Treatment & Resource Recovery Technologies: Impacts on Energy, Economy and Environment, Juan M. Lema, Sonia Suarez
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