Industrial wastewater, especially from chemical and pharmaceutical production, often contains substances that need to be eliminated before being discharged into a biological treatment plant and following water bodies. This can be done within the production itself, in selected waste water streams or in a central treatment plant. Each of these approaches has certain advantages and disadvantages. Furthermore, a variety of wastewater treatment processes exist that can be applied at each stage, making it a challenging task to choose the best one in economic and ecological terms. In this work a general approach for that and examples from practice are discussed.
Research Article|December 01 2007
Elimination of micropollutants and hazardous substances at the source in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry
Water Sci Technol (2007) 56 (12): 119-123.
C. Blöcher; Elimination of micropollutants and hazardous substances at the source in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry. Water Sci Technol 1 December 2007; 56 (12): 119–123. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2007.820
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