Solid waste treatment
The treatment of solid wastes is a key component of
waste management. Different forms of solid waste treatment are graded in the waste hierarchy.
Waste water treatment
Agricultural waste water treatment
Agricultural wastewater treatment is treatment and disposal of liquid animal waste, pesticide residues etc. from agriculture.
 Industrial wastewater treatment
Industrial wastewater treatment is the treatment of wet wastes from factories, mines, power plants and other commercial facilities.
 Sewage treatment
Sewage treatment is the treatment and disposal of human waste. Sewage is produced by all human communities. Treatment in urbanized areas is typically handled by centralized treatment systems. Alternative systems may use composting processes or processes that separate solid materials by settlement and then convert soluble contaminants into biological sludge and into gases such as carbon dioxide or methane.
 Radioactive waste treatment
Radioactive waste treatment is the treatment and containment of radioactive waste.
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