This is an academic journal article written in 2014 that “identifies understudied areas of emerging contaminant (EC) research in wastewaters and the environment, and recommends direction for future monitoring.”
SOURCE: Science Direct
This is an academic journal article written in 2018. It reviews the current “detection, occurrence and removal of microplastics in WWTPs. Specifically, the different techniques used for collecting microplastics from both wastewater and sewage sludge, and their pretreatment and characterization methods are reviewed and analyzed.”
This is an academic journal article from 2011 that overviews water availability, quality, and regulations in Egypt.
SOURCE: Mediterranean Environmental Technical Assistance Program (METAP)
This is an academic journal article from 2009 that describes the water situation in MENA.
This is chapter 13 of the book “Dyeing: Processes, Techniques, and Applications” Ed. Nova Science 2013. ISBN: 978-1-62808-871-7. It includes an overview of the main technologies for textile wastewater treatment, from the conventional physico-chemical and biological treatment to the more recent membrane bioreactors. Their efficiency and feasibility are discussed as well as the possibility of reuse.
This is an academic journal article written in 2012. It characterizes spatial and temporal changes in water quality (specifically physico-chemical variables plus priority and non-priority pollutants) of discharges from industrial complexes on a national scale in North Korea. The data were provided by the Water Quality Monitoring Program operated by the Ministry of Environment, Korea and were measured from 1989 to 2008 on a monthly basis at 61 effluent monitoring sites located at industrial complexes. Analysis of monthly and annual changes in water quality, using the seasonal Mann-Kendall test, indicated an improvement in water quality, which was inferred from a continuous increase in dissolved oxygen and decrease in other water quality factors. A Self-Organizing Map, which is an unsupervised artificial neural network, also indicated an improvement of effluent water quality, by showing spatial and temporal differences in the effluent water quality as well as in the occurrence of priority pollutants. Finally, the results suggested that continued long-term monitoring is necessary to establish plans and policies for wastewater management and health assessment.
SOURCE: Ministry of Environment
This is a paper that was written in 2012. It provides a critical review on the current technology available for decolorization and degradation of textile wastewater and also suggests effective and economically attractive alternatives.
SOURCE: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology