Wastewater generated by pickled table olives and vegetable industries is characterized as difficult-treating and fairly highly-pollution one. It is a strong strength industrial wastewater causing impact to the environment. Due to its individual composition, especially the high salt content and phenols, that kind of wastewater affects negatively to the environment causing strong degradation of groundwater or surface water and finally diminishes fertility of the soil (e.g. increase of water salinity, rapid bacterial growth in waters). The main objective of the project is the examination of an innovative wastewater treatment method in order the final effluents of that kind of industries to meet the national and European tight regulations for water quality and wastewater discharge as well as water recovery. Updates, the wastewater generated by those industries are treated using a conventional simple or two stages system (e.g. sedimentation and aeration tank), with poor treatment efficiency.
Funding SchemeEAW - Exploratory awards