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Wastewater, 5. Physical Treatment

  1. Theo Mann1,
  2. Bernd Koglin1,
  3. Hartmut von Kienle2,
  4. Uwe Wegmann3,
  5. Walter Weisbrodt3

Published Online: 15 OCT 2011

DOI: 10.1002/14356007.o28_o11

Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry

Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry

How to Cite

Mann, T., Koglin, B., von Kienle, H., Wegmann, U. and Weisbrodt, W. 2011. Wastewater, 5. Physical Treatment. Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany

  2. 2

    Chemviron Carbon GmbH, Neu-Isenburg, Germany

  3. 3

    BASF Aktiengesellschaft, Ludwigshafen, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 OCT 2011


The article contains sections titled:

1.Adsorptive Purification
1.2.Adsorption Isotherms
1.3.Adsorption Kinetics
1.5.Adsorption Processes
1.6.Adsorbent Recovery and Regeneration
1.6.1.Regeneration of Carbon Adsorbents
1.6.2.Regeneration of Aluminum Oxide
1.6.3.Regeneration of Adsorber Resins
1.7.Applications of the Adsorptive Purification of Wastewater
1.7.1.Purification with Activated Carbon
1.7.2.Purification with Lignite Coke
1.7.3.Purification with Aluminum Oxide
1.7.4.Treatment with Adsorber Resins
1.7.5.Purification with Isopolyacids
2.Mechanical Treatment
2.1.Screening Processes
2.2.Gravity Processes
2.2.3.Flotation Principle and Adhesion of Particles to Gas Bubbles; Flotation Kinetics, Fields of Application, and Operational Experience and Benefits
2.2.4.Foaming-Out Process
2.2.5.Centrifugal Processes