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Community-based technologies for domestic wastewater treatment and reuse : options for urban agriculture

The report examines the emergent trends in low-cost, decentralised naturally-based infrastructure and urban wastewater management that promotes the recovery and reuse of wastewater resources. It reviews current effluent treatment standards that are used protect public health and safety. The concept of planning integrated wastewater management strategies in conjunction with an urban agricultural "waste-sink" is suggested as a rational approach to waste management and the conservation of valuable urban resources. The second part of the report is a review of wastewater treatment technologies that are low cost, potentially appropriate for urban environments and will enable the reuse of wastewater in agriculture production. The technologies covered include on-site treatment systems (composting latrines), anaerobic treatment systems, constructed wetlands, macrophytes, wastewater stabilization ponds, and sludge reuse/dewatering.

TitleCommunity-based technologies for domestic wastewater treatment and reuse : options for urban agriculture
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsRose, GD
Secondary TitleCities feeding people report series / IDRC
Volumeno. 27
Paginationv, 75 p. : 3 tab., 16 fig.
Date Published2000-12-05
PublisherInternational Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Place PublishedOttawa, Ont, Canada
Keywordsagriculture, anaerobic treatment, ecological sanitation, health hazards, land application, literature reviews, macrophytes, on-site disposal, sdisan, sludge treatment, small-scale activities, urban areas, wastewater treatment, water reuse, wetlands
Abstract

The report examines the emergent trends in low-cost, decentralised naturally-based infrastructure and urban wastewater management that promotes the recovery and reuse of wastewater resources. It reviews current effluent treatment standards that are used protect public health and safety. The concept of planning integrated wastewater management strategies in conjunction with an urban agricultural "waste-sink" is suggested as a rational approach to waste management and the conservation of valuable urban resources. The second part of the report is a review of wastewater treatment technologies that are low cost, potentially appropriate for urban environments and will enable the reuse of wastewater in agriculture production. The technologies covered include on-site treatment systems (composting latrines), anaerobic treatment systems, constructed wetlands, macrophytes, wastewater stabilization ponds, and sludge reuse/dewatering.

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