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French Equivalent: Technique de traitement de pointe (pour les eaux usées)

Advanced treatment technology (waste water) refers to processes capable of reducing specific constituents in waste water not normally achieved by other treatment options. It covers all unit operations that are not considered to be mechanical or biological, for example, chemical coagulation, flocculation and precipitation, break- point chlorination, stripping, mixed-media filtration, micro-screening, selective ion exchange, activated carbon absorption, reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration and electroflotation. Advanced treatment processes may be used in conjunction with mechanical and biological treatment operations.

Source Publication:
Glossary of Environment Statistics, Studies in Methods, Series F, No. 67, United Nations, New York, 1997.

Cross References:
Biological treatment technology
Mechanical treatment technology

Statistical Theme: Environmental statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Wednesday, January 30, 2002