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Treatment of metallurgical industry wastewater for organic removal in China: status, challenges, and perspectives

Abstract

Metallurgy is essential for socioeconomic development, and the production would discharge wastes containing a variety of toxic and hazardous compounds. Robust disposal technologies and processes for treating metallurgical industry wastewater are urgently searched by scientific and industrial communities for meeting the increasingly stringent environmental rules and regulations. This paper aims to provide a timely review on the status of metallurgical wastewater treatment with a focus on organic removal in China. The primary resources of organic contaminants in metallurgical industry are coke quenching, steel rolling, solvent extraction, and electroplating. The characteristics of those pollutants are specific to technologies and work flow in respective process, in terms of their structure, physicochemical nature and concentrations. This situation necessitates tailor-made treatment /disposal methods that are highlights of this review and discussed with regards to their pros and cons. Although this paper focuses on the R&D efforts in China, the information and experiences can certainly be applied to other nations’ metallurgical wastewater treatment.

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The article was received on 28 Mar 2017, accepted on 06 Aug 2017 and first published on 09 Aug 2017


Article type: Critical Review
DOI: 10.1039/C7EW00097A
Citation: Environ. Sci.: Water Res. Technol., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
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    Treatment of metallurgical industry wastewater for organic removal in China: status, challenges, and perspectives

    P. Wu, L. Y. Jiang, Z. He and Y. Song, Environ. Sci.: Water Res. Technol., 2017, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7EW00097A

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