Sustainable sludge management by removing emerging contaminants from urban wastewater using carbon nanotubes

Binoy SARKAR, Sanchita MANDAL, Yiu Fai TSANG, Meththika VITHANAGE, Jayanta Kumar BISWAS, Haakrho YI, Xiaomin DOU, Yong Sik OK

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Abstract

The presence of emerging contaminants, including pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs), pesticides, and endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), in water bodies is a serious problem in many countries. However, the environmental fate of emerging contaminants and their behavior is largely unknown. Urban wastewater is a predominant source of contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) globally. Conventional wastewater treatment processes are not designed to remove these compounds, and they simultaneously produce a huge amount of contaminated sludge. Advanced wastewater treatment technologies, such as membrane filtration, ultrafiltration (UF), nanofiltration (NF), reverse osmosis (RO), ozone and catalytic oxidation, and membrane bioreactors (MBRs), could partially remove some CECs, but the high cost is a problem with their application. This chapter discusses the scope of novel materials based on carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and technologies in removing CECs from urban wastewater that potentially results in a sustainable sludge management practice in the water supply chain. Copyright © 2019 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIndustrial and municipal sludge: Emerging concerns and scope for resource recovery
EditorsMajeti Narasimha Vara PRASAD, Paulo Jorge DE CAMPOS FAVAS, Meththika VITHANAGE, S. Venkata MOHAN
Place of PublicationOxford, United Kingdom
PublisherButterworth-Heinemann
Pages553-571
ISBN (Print)9780128159071
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Citation

Sarkar, B., Mandal, S., Tsang, Y. F., Vithanage, M., Biswas, J. K., Yi, H., . . . Ok, Y. S. (2019). Sustainable sludge management by removing emerging contaminants from urban wastewater using carbon nanotubes. In M. N. V. Prasad, P. J. de Campos Favas, M. Vithanage, & S. V. Mohan (Eds.), Industrial and municipal sludge: Emerging concerns and scope for resource recovery (pp. 553-571). Oxford, United Kingdom: Butterworth-Heinemann.

Keywords

  • Contaminants of emerging concern
  • Urban wastewater
  • Sewage sludge
  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Wastewater treatment

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