Advantages and disadvantages of techniques used for wastewater treatment

This review described the advantages and disadvantages of technologies available

Grégorio Crini; Eric Lichtfouse

2018

Scholarcy highlights

  • Water pollution by chemicals has become a major source of concern and a priority for both society and public authorities, but more importantly, for the whole industrial world
  • Among the various treatment processes currently cited for wastewater treatment, only a few are commonly employed by the industrial sector for technological and economic reasons
  • It is difficult to define a universal method that could be used for the elimination of all pollutants from wastewaters
  • This review described the advantages and disadvantages of technologies available
  • Among the numerous and various treatment processes currently cited for wastewater treatment, only a few are commonly used by the industrial sector for economic and technological reasons
  • Adsorption onto activated carbons is often cited as the procedure of choice to remove many different types of pollutants because it gives the best results in terms of efficiency and technical feasibility at the industrial scale

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