A hypothetical model of multi-layered cost-effective wastewater treatment plant integrating microbial fuel cell and nanofiltration technology : A comprehensive review on wastewater treatment and sustainable remediation

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Author(s)

  • Aniket Naha
  • Sherly Antony
  • Soumitra Nath
  • Dhrubjyoti Sharma
  • Anamika Mishra
  • Devika T. Biju
  • Aravind Madhavan
  • Parameswaran Binod
  • Raveendran Sindhu

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Article number121274
Journal / PublicationEnvironmental Pollution
Volume323
Online published16 Feb 2023
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2023
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Wastewater management has emerged as an uprising concern that demands immediate attention from environmentalists worldwide. Indiscriminate and irrational release of industrial and poultry wastes, sewage, pharmaceuticals, mining, pesticides, fertilizers, dyes and radioactive wastes, contribute immensely to water pollution. This has led to the aggravation of critical health concerns as evident from the uprising trends of antimicrobial resistance, and the presence of xenobiotics and pollutant traces in humans and animals due to the process of biomagnification. Therefore, the development of reliable, affordable and sustainable technologies for the supply of fresh water is the need of the hour. Conventional wastewater treatment often involves physical, chemical, and biological processes to remove solids from the effluent, including colloids, organic matter, nutrients, and soluble pollutants (metals, organics). Synthetic biology has been explored in recent years, incorporating both biological and engineering concepts to refine existing wastewater treatment technologies. In addition to outlining the benefits and drawbacks of the current technologies, this review addresses novel wastewater treatment techniques, especially those using dedicated rational design and engineering of organisms and their constituent parts. Furthermore, the review hypothesizes designing a multi-bedded wastewater treatment plant that is highly cost-efficient, sustainable and requires easy installation and handling. The novel setup envisages removing all the major wastewater pollutants, providing water fit for household, irrigation and storage purposes. © 2023 Elsevier Ltd.

Research Area(s)

  • Conventional methods, Emerging removal methods, Recovery process, Synthetic biology, Water contaminants, Water pollution

Citation Format(s)

A hypothetical model of multi-layered cost-effective wastewater treatment plant integrating microbial fuel cell and nanofiltration technology: A comprehensive review on wastewater treatment and sustainable remediation. / Naha, Aniket; Antony, Sherly; Nath, Soumitra et al.
In: Environmental Pollution, Vol. 323, 121274, 15.04.2023.

Research output: Journal Publications and ReviewsRGC 21 - Publication in refereed journalpeer-review