Wastewater Recycling Articles

  • Industrial Wastewater

    Industrial wastewater treatment covers the mechanisms and processes used for water treatment where has been contaminated in some way by industrial or commercial activities before wastewater is released into the environment or reused. Recent trend in the developed world is to minimize the production of wet waste like water or something else and to recycle such waste during the production process. ...


    By Horizon Water Co., Ltd.

  • How new technologies are shrinking wastewater’s hefty carbon footprint

    Wastewater treatment plants are energy hogs. A 2013 study by the Electric Power Research Institute and Water Research Foundation reported that they consumed about 30 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity per year, or about 0.8 percent of the total electricity used in the United States. Wastewater treatment’s high energy footprint is ironic because the organic matter in wastewater contains ...


    By Ensia

  • Understanding the 3 Types of Arsenic Removal Used for Wastewater

    With the onset of the Industrial Revolution and the development of internal combustion engines and new manufacturing technologies, fresh water became an essential raw material not only for production, but for cooling purposes in manufacturing processes. However, when fresh water is used in an industrial process, it creates industrial wastewater composed of a variety of chemicals and other raw ...

  • Electrochemically-assisted ammonia recovery from wastewater using a floating electrode

    This work presents and explores a novel methodology for the removal and recovery of ammonia from wastewater based upon two mechanisms: electrochemical oxidation and a previously unreported electrochemically-assisted surface transfer mechanism. Recovery of ammonia is enabled by placing a porous cathodic electrode at the wastewater-air interface. In this configuration, the cathode creates local ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Investigating the interactions of decentralized and centralized wastewater heat recovery systems

    In the urban water cycle there are different sources for extracting energy. In addition to potential and chemical energy in the wastewater, thermal energy can also be recovered. Heat can be recovered from the wastewater with heat exchangers that are located decentralized and/or centralized at several locations throughout the system. It can be recovered directly at the source (e.g. in the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Plastic Recycling Industry - Case Study

    Introduction Bottle Recycling has been on the uprise for a number of decades. As the global community becomes more aware of the practices and benefits of reuse and recycling of plastics, they are also demanding that better controls be put in place by the manufacturers, corporations, environmental agencies and end users. This promotes these groups to look toward new technologies that are ...


    By Clean Water Technology, Inc.

  • Ten quotes from our customers about VACUDEST

    Many companies have opted to introduce a policy of zero liquid discharge production using our high-quality VACUDEST vacuum distillation systems. Users can reduce their consumption of fresh water – an increasingly dwindling resource – and significantly reduce their disposal costs by recycling their industrial wastewater. Read on to find out what our customers say about VACUDEST: Ovidio ...


    By H2O GmbH

  • Diagnosis and optimization of WWTPs using the PWM library: full-scale experiences

    Given the shift in perception of wastewater treatment plants as water resource recovery facilities, conventional mathematical models need to be updated. The resource recovery perspective should be applied to new processes, technologies and plant layouts. The number and level of models proposed to date give an overview of the complexity of the new plant configurations and provides a wide range ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Evaluation of virus reduction efficiency in wastewater treatment unit processes as a credit value in the multiple-barrier system for wastewater reclamation and reuse

    The virus reduction efficiency of each unit process is commonly determined based on the ratio of virus concentration in influent to that in effluent of a unit, but the virus concentration in wastewater has often fallen below the analytical quantification limit, which does not allow us to calculate the concentration ratio at each sampling event. In this study, left-censored datasets of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Veolia Water Technologies Botswana: Tailored solutions for treating mine water

    Veolia, the world's largest water services company, offers the complete A to Z of mine water treatment for mining applications in Botswana. We're helping mines refine minerals, reduce waste, limit pollution and drive maximum profitability to their operation. Our solutions for mine water treatment include: Tailings pond water treatment for reuse or discharge Containerised ...


  • A two-step approach for copper and nickel extracting and recovering by emulsion liquid membrane

    The recycling of copper and nickel from metallurgical wastewater using emulsion liquid membrane (ELM) was studied. P507 (2-ethylhexyl phosphonic acid-2-ethylhexyl ester) and TBP (tributyl phosphate) were used as carriers for the extraction of copper and nickel by ELMs, respectively. The influence of four emulsion composition variables, namely, the internal phase volume fraction (ϕ), surfactant ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Erratum: Water Science and Technology 72 (7): Development of a new wastewater treatment process for resource recovery of carotenoids, H. Sato, H. Nagare, T. N. C. Huynh and H. Komatsu, doi: 10.2166/wst.2015.330

    A new wastewater treatment process that involves coagulation, ozonation, and microalgae cultivation has been developed. Here, two challenges are discussed. The first was minimizing phosphorus removal during coagulation in order to maximize algal production. The second was to optimize microalgae cultivation; algal species that grow rapidly and produce valuable products are ideal for selection. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Characterization and application of surface-molecular-imprinted-polymer modified TiO2 nanotubes for removal of perfluorinated chemicals

    The removal of perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) during wastewater reclamation is a great concern. However, the existing advanced treatment processes are inefficient for the removal of PFCs from secondary effluents of municipal wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) because other coexistent pollutants with less environmental significance are removed simultaneously. Therefore, research on ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study - Helicopter Wing Karup (Karup Airbase)

    COST EFFECTIVE AND ENVIRONMENTALLY CORRECT HANDLING OF WASTEWATER CONTAINING HEAVY METALS Client: The Danish Airforce helicopter group Helicopter Wings Karup, with homebase at the Karup Airfield. Helicopter Wing Karup was challenged with their wastewater from washing the helicopters. The content of heavy metals exceeded the limits for the direct disposal into ...


    By Envotherm A/S

  • Innovative method for recovery and valorization of hydroxytyrosol from olive mill wastewaters

    The nutritional properties of olive oil can be attributed to its oleic acid and phenolic compounds content, acting as natural oxidants to prevent human diseases. In particular, hydroxytyrosol has an anti-inflammatory action similar to omega 3 fatty acids from fish oil. The olive oil production was conducted by two extraction procedures: first, a two-phase extraction giving extra-virgin olive ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The role of innovative technologies in achieving energy-neutral wastewater treatment

    A new flowsheet is proposed to achieve energy-neutral wastewater treatment (even better, electricity-neutral) while removing nitrogen using the proven nitrification-denitrification metabolic pathway. It is compatible with solid-liquid separation by conventional clarification or membrane filtration. The new flowsheet is based on a hybrid membrane-aerated biofilm reactor process which uses ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Sustainability assessment of tertiary wastewater treatment technologies: a multi-criteria analysis

    The multi-criteria analysis gives the opportunity to researchers, designers and decision-makers to examine decision options in a multi-dimensional fashion. On this basis, four tertiary wastewater treatment (WWT) technologies were assessed regarding their sustainability performance in producing recycled wastewater, considering a ‘triple bottom line’ approach (i.e. economic, environmental, and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Local-scale recovery of wastewater nitrogen for edible plant growth

    An anaerobic/ion exchange (AN-IX) system was developed for recovery and reuse of wastewater nitrogen at point-of-origin. AN-IX combines upflow solids blanket anaerobic treatment with ammonium ion adsorption onto granular natural zeolite. AN-IX operates passively and without energy input. A 57 L empty-bed prototype was operated for 355 days on wastewater primary effluent. Total nitrogen removal ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Cellulose recovery from municipal wastewater

    During Aquatech 2015 the Dutch technology developer Brightwork set in the spotlight the recovery of cellulose from waste water. The project Cellulose Assisted Dewatering of Sludge (CADoS) aims at separating cellulose fibres from toilet paper from waste water using finescreening technology. After separation the fibres serve as a filter aid for effective dewatering of biological sludge. The ...

  • Control of Microthrix parvicella and sludge bulking by ozone in a full-scale WWTP

    Bulking and rising sludge are common problems in wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) and are primarily caused by increased growth of filamentous bacteria such as Microthrix parvicella. It has a negative impact on sludge settling properties in activated sludge (AS) process, in addition to being responsible for foam formation. Different methods can be used to control sludge bulking. The aim of ...


    By IWA Publishing

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