Biological treatment processes for urea and formaldehyde containing wastewater

José Luis Campos Gómez, Anuska Mosquera Corral, Ramón Méndez Pampín, Yung Tse Hung

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Approximately one million metric tons of urea-formaldehyde resin are produced annually all over the world. More than 70% of this urea-formaldehyde resin is consumed by the forest products industry. The resin is used in the production of an adhesive for bonding particleboard (61% of the urea-formaldehyde used in the industry), medium-density fiberboard (27%), hardwood plywood (5%), and as a laminating adhesive (7%) for bonding furniture case goods, overlays to panels, and interior flush doors, for example.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Advanced Industrial and Hazardous Wastes Treatment
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781420072228
ISBN (Print)9781420072198
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2009
Externally publishedYes


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