A Tool to Support Optimal Industrial Wastewater Treatment Design and Analysis

Alberto Quaglia, Alessandra Pennati, Hande Bozkurt, Gürkan Sin, Rafiqul Gani

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Industrial Wastewater Treatment Plant (IWWTP) design is often based on in-house expert knowledge and experience. Because of time and resources constraints, only a small number of alternative treatment configurations and ideas are evaluated while designing an IWWTP. Consequently, the selected design may be suboptimal or disregard opportunities for water recycle or resource recovery and reuse. In this contribution, we propose a model-based toolbox developed to
help wastewater professionals to screen among a large number of alternatives in order to identify the optimal treatment configuration from an economic cost-benefit perspective. The toolbox is demonstrated through a case study, dealing with oil refinery wastewater treatment and water recycle.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2013
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Industrial wastewater treatment
  • Water reuse and recycle
  • Refinery wastewater
  • Design and optimization

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