Future perspectives for the anaerobic treatment of forest industry wastewaters

G. Lettinga, J. A. Field, R. Sierra-Alvarez, J. B. Van Lier, J. Rintala

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Abstract

Anaerobic treatment systems have been successfully applied over the last decade for combating wastewater pollution loads in the forest industry. However, anaerobic treatment of certain paper mill waste streams is limited by the presence of toxic and recalcitrant organic compounds, high concentrations of sulfur and in some cases high wastewater temperatures. Nonetheless, the future perspectives for the anaerobic treatment of difficult forest industry wastewaters are encouraging. This paper discusses a variety of measures available to anaerobic treatment technologies for dealing with the aforementioned limitations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationForest Industries Wastewaters
Pages91-102
Number of pages12
Volume24
Edition3-4
StatePublished - Apr 27 1991
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 3rd IAWPRC Symposium on Forest Industry Wastewaters - Tampere, Finl
Duration: Jun 5 1990Jun 8 1990

Other

OtherProceedings of the 3rd IAWPRC Symposium on Forest Industry Wastewaters
CityTampere, Finl
Period6/5/906/8/90

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Water Science and Technology

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    Lettinga, G., Field, J. A., Sierra-Alvarez, R., Van Lier, J. B., & Rintala, J. (1991). Future perspectives for the anaerobic treatment of forest industry wastewaters. In Forest Industries Wastewaters (3-4 ed., Vol. 24, pp. 91-102)