Water and wastewater treatment: chemical processes

V. Yargeau,     McGill University, Canada


The chapter provides a brief overview of the chemical-based technologies used and/or currently under development to provide safe drinking water or to mitigate the discharge of contaminants into waterbodies along with treated wastewater. Some important considerations and design guidelines for chemical unit operations used in water and wastewater treatment are presented. The chapter also briefly discusses the challenges associated with the removal and transformation of contaminants of emerging interest such as pharmaceutical residues and personal care products (PPCPs) and others, the prioritization of contaminants as well as the definition ...

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