Pretreatment technologies for industrial effluents: Critical review on bioenergy production and environmental concerns

Desika Prabakar, Subha Suvetha K, Varshini T. Manimudi, Thangavel Mathimani, Gopalakrishnan Kumar, Eldon R. Rene, Arivalagan Pugazhendhi

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Abstract

The implementation of different pretreatment techniques and technologies prior to effluent discharge is a direct result of the inefficiency of several existing wastewater treatment methods. A majority of the industrial sectors have known to cause severe negative effects on the environment. The five major polluting industries are the paper and pulp mills, coal manufacturing facilities, petrochemical, textile and the pharmaceutical sectors. Pretreatment methods have been widely used in order to lower the toxicity levels of effluents and comply with environmental standards. In this review, the possible environmental benefits and concerns of adopting different pretreatment technologies for renewable energy production and product/resource recovery has been reviewed and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-180
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Environmental Management
Volume218
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jul 15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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