Chapter 46. Boron Removal in Wastewater from Ceramic Tile Factories

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. G. Busani1 and
  2. G. Timellini2

Published Online: 28 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470314050.ch46

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 94th Annual Meeting and the 1992 Fall Meeting of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares Manufacturing: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 14, Issue 1/2

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 94th Annual Meeting and the 1992 Fall Meeting of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares Manufacturing: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 14, Issue 1/2

How to Cite

Busani, G. and Timellini, G. (1993) Boron Removal in Wastewater from Ceramic Tile Factories, in A Collection of Papers Presented at the 94th Annual Meeting and the 1992 Fall Meeting of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares Manufacturing: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 14, Issue 1/2 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470314050.ch46

Author Information

  1. 1

    U.S.L. 17 Sassuolo, Italy

  2. 2

    Italian Ceramic Center Bologna, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1993

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375235

Online ISBN: 9780470314050

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Keywords:

  • water pollution control;
  • boron compound;
  • physical treatment;
  • wastewater treatment;
  • chemical physical plant

Summary

The problem of boron removal in wastewater from ceramic tile processes is considered in the global picture of the water cycle and of water pollution control in the ceramic tile industry. A specific and significant experience, carried out in a factory adopting an ion exchange process for boron control in wastewater, is described and discussed, with reference to efficiency, reliability, costs, and management aspects. The results obtained give useful indications for solutions of the boron problem, suitable from technical, economical, and environmental points of view.