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Treatment of Metal-Bearing Effluents: Removal and Recovery

Authored by: Ghinwa M. Naja , Bohumil Volesky

Handbook of Advanced Industrial and Hazardous Wastes Management

Print publication date:  October  2017
Online publication date:  October  2017

Print ISBN: 9781466513419
eBook ISBN: 9781315117423
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The most common method for heavy metal removal from wastewater is chemical precipitation. As shown in Figure 33.1, the basic treatment process for precipitating heavy metals includes pretreatment, pH adjustment, flocculation/clarification, sludge thickening, sludge dewatering, and effluent polishing [1].

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