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Emission of various contaminants into ambient air from wastewater treatment plant

Author Affiliations

  • 1Civil Engineering, Amity University, Kant Kalwar, NH-11C, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 7, Issue (2), Pages 74-77, February,22 (2018)


Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and odorous compounds released into atmosphere causes ecological and health hazards. In this paper, emissions from wastewater treatment plant has been categorised into greenhouse gases and odorous compounds. Methane is produced in abundance due to anaerobic decomposition of organic waste along with carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide and other chemical compounds. They pose various health problems in terms of health and economy. Odorous compounds are the mixture of number of chemical species like hydrogen sulphide, ammonia and acetic acid etc. They create problems of headache and neuropsychology. Along with the production of these chemical species of different categories, process of their control and regulations has also been discussed.


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