Small Flow Wastewater Treatment Technology for Domestic and Special Applications

Authored by: Syed R. Qasim

Encyclopedia of Environmental Science and Engineering

Print publication date:  June  2012
Online publication date:  June  2012

Print ISBN: 9781439804421
eBook ISBN: 9780203757659
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-EESE6-120048563

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Abstract

Recent concern regarding water pollution and general worldwide public awareness of the problem associated with pollution has resulted in increased pressures on all waste dischargers to provide effective treatment and disposal of their waste streams. Small subdivisions, motels, resorts, mobile homes, watercraft, railroads, and the like have not escaped these pressures, although in many respects their total waste contribution to the environment may be small. However, as a result of the public awareness of pollution and increasing regulatory pressures, there has been a rapid commercial growth in recent years in plants designed and built specifically for such applications. In this chapter the state of the art of small flow wastewater treatment systems developed for such special applications is presented.

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