Post Treatments of Anaerobically Treated Effluents


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Publication Date: 15/06/2019

Pages: 460

Binding: Paperback

ISBN13: 9781780409733

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The anaerobic process is considered to be a sustainable technology for organic waste treatment mainly due to its lower energy consumption and production of residual solids coupled with the prospect of energy recovery from the biogas generated. However, the anaerobic process cannot be seen as providing the ‘complete’ solution as its treated effluents would typically not meet the desired discharge limits in terms of residual carbon, nutrients and pathogens. This has given impetus to subsequent post treatment in order to meet the environmental legislations and protect the receiving water bodies and environment.

This book discusses anaerobic treatment from the perspective of organic wastes and wastewaters (municipal and industrial) followed by various post-treatment options for anaerobic effluent polishing and resource recovery. Coverage will also be from the perspective of future trends and thoughts on anaerobic technologies being able to support meeting the increasingly stringent disposal standards. The resource recovery angle is particularly interesting as this can arguably help achieve the circular economy. It is intended the information can be used to identify appropriate solutions for anaerobic effluent treatment and possible alternative approaches to the commonly applied post-treatment techniques. The succeeding discussion is intended to lead on to identification of opportunities for further research and development.

This book can be used as a standard reference book and textbook in universities for Master and Doctoral students. The academic community relevant to the subject, namely faculty, researchers, scientists, and practicing engineers, will find the book both informative and as a useful source of successful case studies.


“This book offers an assembly of chapters written by various authors from across the globe and discusses the anaerobic process, properties of anaerobic effluents, and the post-treatment approaches which can be used to address these so that they can be discharged safely. However, a key direction of the book is also to challenge the notion that the anaerobic process is “only” a treatment process. This book adds to the current movement which sees the anaerobic process as an important component in the overall wastes to resources recovery management chain and hence the desirability to now see beyond treatment.”

Professor Ng Wun Jern, Author

Scientific Advisor, Ministry of Environment & Water Resources






Part 1: Introduction

Chapter 1 – Two challenging ways of resynthesis in order to connect anaerobic digestion to new value chains

Willy Verstraete


Part 2: Anaerobic Treatment

Chapter 2 – Fundamentals of anaerobic treatment systems

R. Yukesh Kannah, Dinesh Kumar, T. M. Mohamed Usman, S. Kaliappan and J. Rajesh Banu

Chapter 3 – Performance of anaerobic treatment at low temperatures

Vladimir Yudachev and Beni Lew


Part 3: Post-treatment Methods for Wastewater

Chapter 4 – Micro-aerobic technologies for UASB effluent polishing: An overview

Rubia Zahid Gaur, Magray Owaes, Tinku Casper D’silva, Mohd. Najibul Hasan, Pravin Kumar Mutiyar, Abid Ali Khan and Vinay Kumar Tyagi

Chapter 5 – Post treatment of anaerobic effluents: common applications and future perspectives for municipal wastewater treatment

Mustafa Evren Ersahin, Hale Ozgun, Recep Kaan Dereli and Jules B. van Lier

Chapter 6 – Post treatment of anaerobic effluents by membrane filtration

A. Noyola, D. De los Cobos-Vasconcelos and A. Rodríguez-Medina

Chapter 7 – Electrochemical process coupled to anaerobic digestion for sustainable waste water treatment in the future

Vasileios Diamantis, Alexandros Eftaxias, Dimitrios Marmanis, Konstantinos Dermentzis and Alexandros Aivasidis

Chapter 8 – Trends and perspectives of anaerobic technologies in face of stringent disposal standards

Vladimir Yudachev and Beni Lew


Part 4: Post-Treatment Methods for Organic Solid Waste

Chapter 9 – Post treatment of effluents from anaerobic digestion of organic fraction of municipal solid waste

Sergi Astals, Chiara Pedizzi, Juan M. Lema and Marta Carballa

Chapter 10 – Polyhydroxyalkanoates production from the effluent of the acidogenic anaerobic digestion: an overview

Kaoutar Aboudi, L. A. Fdez-Güelfo, C. J. Álvarez-Gallego, J. L. García-Morales and L. I. Romero-García

Chapter 11 – Post treatment of anaerobically digested municipal sludge for enhanced ammonia, odors, coliforms and micropollutants removal

M. Ahmad, T. Abbott, C. Cimon, M. Abel-Denee and C. Eskicioglu

Chapter 12 – Post treatment of anaerobically pre-treated landfill leachate

Ahmed Tawfik and Mohamed Elsamadony

Chapter 13 – Pretreatments of digestates from anaerobic digestion for agronomic uses

Kaoutar Aboudi, L. A. Fdez-Güelfo, C. J. Álvarez-Gallego, L. I. Romero-García and J. L. García-Morales

Chapter 14 – Identification of recalcitrant compounds after anaerobic digestion with various sludge pretreatment methods

Dan Lu, Chencheng Le and Yan Zhou

Chapter 15 – Nutrients recovery from anaerobic digestate

Zecong Yu and Keke Xiao

Chapter 16 – Post-treatment methods for organic solid wastes

S. Kavitha, T. Poornima Devi, R. Yukesh Kannah, S. Kaliappan and J. Rajesh Banu


Part 5: Advanced Biotechnological Approaches to Anaerobic Effluent Treatment

Chapter 17 – Nitrogen removal by anammox-based processes from different anaerobically digested effluents

A. Val del Rio, A. Pichel, A. Pedrouso, D. P. Mesquita, J. L. Campos and A. Mosquera-Corral

Chapter 18 – Exploiting Bio-electrochemical systems for wastewater treatment and value-added product recovery

Makarand M. Ghangrekar and Indrajit Chakraborty

Chapter 19 – Completely autotrophic nitrogen-removal over nitrite (CANON) process for polishing of anaerobic effluent containing ammonia

Ahmed Tawfik and Mohamed Elsamadony



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