Approaches to Water and Wastewater Treatment for Removal of Emerging Contaminants: Ongoing Research and Recommendations for Future Work

Sixto Malato, Pilar Fernández-Ibáñez, Isabel Oller, Lucia Prieto-Rodriguez, Sara Miralles-Cuevas, Alejandro Cabrera-Reina

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Abstract

This chapter is an overview of several different advanced processes for treating emerging contaminants (ECs). Membrane processes, including membrane bioreactors, ozonation and advanced oxidation processes are discussed, with emphasis on the main advantages and drawbacks. It is concluded that treatments for ECs should combine separation and degradation in order to protect the environment and/or permit reuse of water. Finally, solar advanced oxidation processes are presented and discussed in detail, highlighting the low efficiency of TiO2 photocatalysis and the advantages of combining nanofiltration and photo-Fenton.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransformation Products of Emerging Contaminants in the Environment
Subtitle of host publicationAnalysis, Processes, Occurrence, Effects and Risks
Pages161-178
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781118339558
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

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Keywords

  • Advanced oxidation processes
  • Combined wastewater treatment systems
  • Membrane technologies
  • Ozonation
  • Solar photo-Fenton

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Malato, S., Fernández-Ibáñez, P., Oller, I., Prieto-Rodriguez, L., Miralles-Cuevas, S., & Cabrera-Reina, A. (2014). Approaches to Water and Wastewater Treatment for Removal of Emerging Contaminants: Ongoing Research and Recommendations for Future Work. In Transformation Products of Emerging Contaminants in the Environment: Analysis, Processes, Occurrence, Effects and Risks (pp. 161-178) https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118339558.ch05