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dc.contributor.authorGrace, Maebh A.
dc.contributor.authorClifford, Eoghan
dc.contributor.authorHealy, Mark G.
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-09T14:17:19Z
dc.date.available2016-08-09T14:17:19Z
dc.date.issued2016-07-21
dc.identifier.citationGrace, M.A., Clifford, E., Healy, M.G. (2016) 'The potential for the use of waste products from a variety of sectors in water treatment processes'. Journal Of Cleaner Production, 137 :788-802.en_IE
dc.identifier.issn1879-1786
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/5936
dc.descriptionJournal articleen_IE
dc.description.abstractThis review examines the utilisation of waste products from three sectors (industry, agriculture, and construction and demolition) in filters for the removal of contaminants from water. Sand is commonly used in drinking water filtration in water treatment plants. However, the use of alternative, low-cost materials could address the limitations of sand, particularly for the removal of emerging contaminants, and address European legislation which fosters the development of a circular economy, in which materials are used effectively. This review assesses the suitability of potential media by quantifying their adsorption potential across a variety of common drinking water contaminants. The media investigated were fly ash, Bayer residue, ground granular blast furnace slag, coconut shell, tea/coffee waste, rice husk, crushed concrete, masonry waste, and wood waste. There is a potential for the use of these media in the water treatment sector, although certain precautions must be taken to ensure any concerns are mitigated, such as release of metals into water. Recommendations, following this review, include testing the media in large-scale applications, and also constructing filters so as potential media are placed in layers to harness their contrasting adsorptive potentials.en_IE
dc.description.sponsorshipEnvironmental Protection Agency (EPA) (​Grant no: 2012-W-PhD-5)en_IE
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dc.language.isoenen_IE
dc.publisherElsevier ScienceDirecten_IE
dc.relation.ispartofJournal Of Cleaner Productionen
dc.subjectMedia utilisationen_IE
dc.subjectWater treatmenten_IE
dc.subjectSustainabilityen_IE
dc.subjectCost-efficiencyen_IE
dc.subjectFiltrationen_IE
dc.subjectReviewen_IE
dc.titleThe potential for the use of waste products from a variety of sectors in water treatment processes.en_IE
dc.typeArticleen_IE
dc.date.updated2016-08-02T07:32:42Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.07.113
dc.local.publishedsourcehttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.07.113en_IE
dc.description.peer-reviewedpeer-reviewed
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dc.description.embargo2018-07-21
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dc.local.contactMark Healy, Room Eng-1038, Civil Engineering, Col Of Engineering & Informatics, Nui Galway. 5364 Email: mark.healy@nuigalway.ie
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