Industrial Waste Treatment, Volume I, Chapter 2, Industrial Wastewaters

Following completion of Chapter 2, students should be able to:

  1. Give reasons for preventing pollution.
  2. Identify various types of waste discharges.
  3. Recognize the effects of waste discharges on receiving waters.
  4. Describe the different types of solids in wastewater.
  5. Explain what happens in a natural cycle.
  6. Explain why industrial wastewaters need to be treated.
  7. List the general types of manufacturing activities and processes that are sources of industrial wastes or wastewater.
  8. Describe the types of industrial wastewaters discharged to sewers.
  9. Explain the difference between concentration and mass of pollutants.
  10. Describe the effects of industrial wastewaters on wastewater collection, treatment, and disposal systems.

The purpose of this chapter is to describe waste characteristics, to justify why wastes must be treated, and to teach operators about the sources and types of wastewaters generated by various types of industries and the effects of these wastewaters on collection, treatment, and disposal systems.

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