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Low Cost Wastewater Treatment Technologies

R.K. Trivedy (Author) Siddharth Kaul (Author)
Synopsis Several methods of wastewater treatment – either natural or with minimal engineering inputs – can prove to be very effective as well as cost saving with regard to installation cost, energy requirements and operational requirements. This book discusses several such low cost, low energy intensive and natural methods for waste treatment which rely on use of aquatic plants, animals, soils, ponds, wetlands etc. These technologies are applicable to small, medium sized communities and industries of various kinds.
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About the authors

R.K. Trivedy

Dr. R.K. Trivedy (b. 21-06-1957) is Reader and Head, Department of Pollution Studies, Y.C. College, of Science, Karad, Shivaji University, Kolhapur. He did his M.Sc. in Botany from Banaras Hindu University in1976 and Ph.D. from University of Rajasthan, Jaipur in 1980. He has taught the subject Environmental Pollution in B.Sc. (Pollution Studies) and M.Sc. (Pollution Studies) Course and has guided research at M.Sc. (partly by research), M.Phil and Ph.D. level. Dr. Trivedy has 28 years of research experience in the field of fresh water ecology, aquatic weed ecology and management, biomonitoring of water pollution and wastewater treatment. He has done pioneering work in India in utilization of water hyacinth for sewage and industrial waste treatment and he is a member of International specialists group in this field. Dr. Trivedy has been Principal investigator of several research projects sponsored by Ministry of Environment and Forests, University Grants Commission, India and National River Action Plan. He has organized many National and International Conferences and Training Programmes. He has published over 100 research papers in reputed National and International Journals and books. He has authored / edited 30 books and is the editor of first Environmental Directory of India. He has been editing the prestigious international journal – Pollution Research since 1982 and is also editing Journal of Industrial Pollution control, and other quarterly journals Ecology, Environment and conservation and Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Environmental Sciences. Dr. Trivedy has lectured in various Universities in India and Abroad. He is member of several prestigious committees in various states. He is a winner of several Awards. Dr. Trivedy has visited Australia, Nepal, Singapore, Portugal, Spain, France, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Mauritius and Phillipines. (e-mail: [email protected])

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Siddharth Kaul

Dr. Sidharth Kaul (b. 13.9.1952) is currently a senior scientist in Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India. Dr. Kaul is a Ph.D. in aquatic ecology and a UNESCO diploma in environmental management and protection from Dresden, Germany. He was also academic guest at Geobotanical Institute, Zurich (Switzerland). Dr. Kaul is involved with programmes related to conservation and management of wetlands, coral and mangroves, biosphere reserves etc. He was a member of UNESCO advisory committee on biosphere reserves based in Paris. Dr. Kaul has got published over 40 research papers on aquatic ecology and is a member of advisory board of several international journals.

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Bibliographic information

Title Low Cost Wastewater Treatment Technologies
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2001
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher ABD Publishers
Language: English
isbn 8185771251
length vi+183p., Tables; Figures; Maps; References; 23cm.