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Title: Development of cost-effective reclamation technologies for domestic wastewater (CORETECH).
Authors: Zeeman, Grietje
Sanders, Wendy
Fayyad, Manar
Khassab, Ghada
El Gohary, Fatima
Al-Sa'ed, Rashed
Angelakis, Andreas
van Lier, Jules
Keywords: CORTEC project;Sewage disposal;Sewage - Purification - Palestine;Water reuse
Issue Date: 11-Jun-2001
Source: Zeeman, G., Sanders, W., Fayyad, M., Khassab, G., El Gohary, F., Al-Sa’ed, R., Angelakis, A., and van Lier, J., 2001. Development of cost-effective reclamation technologies for domestic wastewater (CORETECH). In: Proc. International INCO-MED water conference, June 11-13, 2001, Amman, Jordan.
Abstract: Last decades public sanitation mainly focussed on collection of domestic wastewater in large sewerage networks, transporting the waste (water) from the site of production to the site of treatment (if implemented), using a substantial amount of clean, often potable, water. The generally applied aerobic wastewater treatment systems are extremely expensive and consume large amounts of energy. Also the more extensive pond systems are regularly applied for central treatment of domestic wastewater, especially in developing countries. Though relatively simple, pond systems require a large footprint, often resulting in overloading in case of population growth, moreover a large amount of precious water evaporates due to the large surface area and long detention time. Another negative aspect is the emission of the very strong green house gas CH4 to the atmosphere. In regions with arid climates, like the Middle East, where a shortage of water prevails, improvement of sanitary techniques and use of treated domestic wastewater can reduce the demand on freshwater sources and preserve the nutrients for reuse. In order to find the most optimal solution, the whole chain, from collection to crop choice is to be considered. The general objective of the research in the CORETECH project is to integrate Sanitary- with Environmental- and Agricultural-Engineering for a cost-effective and safe usage of the limited water and nutrient resources in the region.
Description: EU funded project
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