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Process Technology and Sustainability Assessment of Wastewater Treatment

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posted on 2023-02-16, 04:04 authored by NN Tran, M Escribà-Gelonch, Mohsen Sarafraz, QH Pho, S Sagadevan, V Hessel
Removal of heavy metals in wastewater treatment is crucial to protect the environment, wildlife, and human health. Various techniques have been developed focusing on removal of heavy metal ions, pharmaceuticals, and other contaminants from different wastewater sources. The main methods include adsorption, filtration, ion exchange, electrochemical, reverse osmosis, precipitation, flotation/coagulation/flocculation, and photocatalytic-based treatments. This paper comprehensively assesses the sustainability of those common technologies used for wastewater process treatment. The sustainability profile depends mostly on the exact approach followed for each technology, including its energy consumption, type of radiation (where appropriate), auxiliary materials used (e.g., catalysts, adsorbents), and further specific experimental process settings. Thus, while sustainability inevitably provides a multifaceted answer, the review finally aims for sustainability benchmarking of all technologies, by compressing the manifold outcomes toward a compact information set, such as a table and radar plot.

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Journal

Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research

Volume

62

Pagination

1195-1214

ISSN

0888-5885

eISSN

1520-5045

Language

en

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Issue

3

Publisher

American Chemical Society (ACS)

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