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Special Issue "Agro-Industrial Wastewater Treatment with Decentralized Biological Treatment Methods"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 August 2019).
Department of Civil Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace, University Campus, GR-67100 Xanthi, Greece
Interests: decentralized wastewater treatment systems; agro-industrial and industrial wastewater treatment; constructed wetlands for wastewater and sludge treatment
Department of Environmental and Natural Resources Management, University of Patras, G. Seferi 2, GR-30100 Agrinio, Greece
Interests: decentralized wastewater treatment systems; agro-industrial and industrial wastewater treatment; technologies of drinking water/toxic wastewater treatment using physicochemical; supervision of treatment plants for the biological removal of water
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras, University Campus, GR-26504 Rio, Patras, Greece
Interests: decentralized wastewater treatment systems; agro-industrial and industrial wastewater treatment; potable water treatment; application of microalgae for wastewater treatment and biodiesel production; modeling of biological processes
Nowadays, agro-industries represent one of the major contributors to the worldwide industrial pollution problem. In order to cover the needs of the growing population, the amount and complexity of waste generated by agro-industries and their management are very problematic. Therefore, agro-industries produce large quantities of wastewater and large amounts of wastes, which very often are left untreated or unexploited and directly or eventually end up in the environment. One other disadvantage is the fact that these facilities are usually scattered in rural areas and produce by-products and wastes on a seasonal rate, making their management even more problematic. In Greece, these units are usually small and often cannot bear the cost of waste disposal and fees. Therefore, they struggle to survive and remain competitive in the market or/and, in many cases, do not comply with the legislative standards.
Biological methods have been recognized as inexpensive and effective processes. Although aerobic biological treatment methods are more efficient, these processes are limited by the unbearable cost of the continuously provided mechanical aeration. However, recent research has shown that decentralized biological treatment methods (e.g. trickling filters and constructed wetlands) can successfully treat several types of agro-industrial wastewater (e.g. dairy wastewater, olive mill and table olive mill wastewater etc.) at a relatively low cost. Constructed wetlands are also considered a promising technology to treat wastewater because of their low cost, simple operation and maintenance, and favourable appearance.
Assist. Prof. Dr. Christos S. Akratos
Assist. Prof. Dr. Athanasia G. Tekerlekopoulou
Prof. Dr. Dimitris V. Vayenas
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- agro-industrial wastewater
- constructed wetlands
- trickling filters
- decentralized wastewater treatment
- biological treatment