A Review on Eco-Restoration of Rivers with Special Focus on Industrial Wastewater Treatment
- 1 National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli, India
- 2 St. Xavier’s Catholic College of Engineering, India
Copyright: © 2021 K Srividya, Godwin Glivin, V Sreeja and M Premalatha. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Rivers are the lifeline of an ecosystem, since every member of the ecosystem depends directly or indirectly upon them for their sustenance. Changes in the riparian conditions would strongly impact the ecosystem-to-organism interactions and inter-organism interactions. Due to lack of regulations and widespread use of technology for industrial wastewater treatment, most of the industrial discharge ends up in the river. This leads to increased toxicity and river pollution and can be remedied only through restoring the ecological conditions of the river. Eco-restoration of rivers is meaningless without addressing the reason behind river pollution hence feasible industrial wastewater treatment methods are discussed in this study, with emphasis on their practicality and effectiveness.
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- River Pollution
- Industrial Wastewater Treatment
- Ecological Restoration