CHAPTER 4: Treatment and Management Strategies for Industrial Wastewater
Published:18 Nov 2021
Water is a precious element on earth which was easily available in pure form a few decades ago. However, with the passage of time the scenario has changed and procurement of clean as well as safe water is become a challenging issue worldwide. This is mainly due to the huge amount of wastewater generated from various industrial activities which has gained significant attention all over the world. Industry uses a huge amount of freshwater for various activities and releases wastewater as a by-product. The wastewater produced from industry is of major environmental concern owing to the toxic and hazardous nature of pollutants which are a serious threat to the ecosystem. It is therefore imperative to make a concerted effort towards the reduction of water utilization and treatment of wastewater to make it reusable and suitable for safe discharge into the environment. This chapter focuses on providing information about various futuristic industrial wastewater treatments and management strategies to make it environmentally benign.