Technologies for the Treatment and Recovery of Nutrients from Industrial Wastewater

Technologies for the Treatment and Recovery of Nutrients from Industrial Wastewater

Ángeles Val del Río (University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain), José Luis Campos Gómez (University Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile) and Anuska Mosquera Corral (University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: October, 2016|Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 391
ISBN13: 9781522510376|ISBN10: 1522510370|EISBN13: 9781522510383|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-1037-6


The production of wastewater from various human and industrial activities has a harsh impact on the environment. Without adequate treatment, the disposal of this wastewater poses a threat to the quality of water globally.

Technologies for the Treatment and Recovery of Nutrients from Industrial Wastewater investigates emergent research and best practices within the field of wastewater management. Highlighting novel technological tools in wastewater treatment, effective nutrient removal technologies, and innovative solutions to quality water preservation practices, this book is a critical reference source for professionals, scientists, academics, and students.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Anammox Process
  • Autotrophic Denitrification Processes
  • Biogeochemical Cycles
  • Constructed Wetlands
  • Nutrient Pollution
  • System Modelling
  • Toxic Compounds

Reviews and Testimonials

Engineers in various fields assemble the already available technologies for removing and recovering nutrients, primarily nitrogen and phosphorus, from industrial wastewater and using them where they are needed, primarily farming. Their topics include biogeochemical cycles of nitrogen and phosphorus: implications of anthropogenic activities, chemical and biological processes for removing and recovering nutrients, fundamentals of biological processes for nitrogen removal, constructed wetlands for industrial wastewater treatment and removal of nutrients, aerobic granular sludge: treating wastewaters containing toxic compounds, and treating landfill leachate by the anommox process.

– Protoview Reviews

Written for an academic audience, the book is enhanced by generous use of headings and subheadings for ease of navigation. Tables, charts, and visual illustrations supplement explanations while key terms and definitions assist reader understanding of technical terms. The book concludes with a compilation of references and a professionally prepared master index. Recommended.

– Thomas E. Baker, ARBA

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Angeles Val del Rio received the Ph.D. in Chemical and Environmental Engineering in 2012 at the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC) on the topic of aerobic granular systems for wastewater treatment. Currently, she is a post-doctoral researcher in the Group of Environmental Engineering and Bioprocesses at USC. Her research activities are focused on the application of biological processes (nitrification, anammox, anaerobic digestion, etc.) operated in suspended or biofilm (aerobic granular sludge) reactors for the treatment of urban and industrial wastewater.
José Luis Campos Gomez, Ph.D. in Chemical Sciences, Dep. of Chemical Engineering, Univ. of Santiago de Compostela (June, 2000). His present position is teaching and research assistant at University Adolfo Ibáñez (Chile) (since 2014). During the first years (1994-2001), he has worked in the field of nitrogen removal from industrial wastewater, optimization of aquaculture systems and minimization of sludge production. From 2001, his research is focused on two main topics: aerobic granulation, in order to improve the activated sludge systems, and anammox process to remove ammonia from wastewater with a low C/N ratio. He has participated and/or supervised several projects and contracts with industries where industrial and pilot plants were applied and new technologies were developed to management and treat different kinds of wastewater and sludge.
Anuska Mosquera-Corral, Associate Professor at the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC) since 2007. Ph.D. in Chemical Sciences from the USC in 1998 focused on the nitrogen removal from industrial effluents. Postdoctoral researcher, at the TU Delft (The Netherlands) in 2000-2001, where she specialized in aerobic granular biomass and biofilm systems. Since 2001, in the USC, she worked extensively in aerobic granular reactors to remove organic matter (COD) and nitrogen from industrial wastewater and on the application of autotrophic denitrification (anammox, denitrification with sulphur compounds) to effluents with low COD content. Then in 2005, she began applying the molecular biology techniques (FISH and DGGE) for the identification of bacterial populations in bioreactors. In 2011, she began the research line of biopolymers (polyhydroxyalkanoates) production from liquid wastes using mixed cultures.