Journal of environmental management
Freshwater scarcity is a global concern, not just in countries with limited water resources, and wastewater reuse is becoming an essential necessity. Beer is the fifth-most widely consumed beverage in the world and breweries are a major industrial water consumer. Within this study, the long-term performance of a modular pilot scale plant reusing br...
The Science of the total environment
Simultaneous removal of contaminants of emerging concern and bacteria inactivation in simulated municipal wastewater effluent (SMWW) through solar advanced oxidation processes, namely sunlight/H2O2 and solar photo-Fenton with Ethylenediamine-N,N'-disuccinic acid (EDDS) at neutral pH was investigated. Process efficiency was evaluated in terms of (i)...
International journal of hygiene and environmental health
In recent years, composting has increasingly been promoted as a reliable method for sanitizing Faecal Sludge (FS) from onsite sanitation systems, particularly where there are opportunities to use the recovered nutrients in agriculture. However, there remain gaps in our understanding of the fate of infectious faecal pathogens during composting, part...
Environmental science and pollution research international
In this study, the efficiency of contaminant removal from a compact wastewater treatment plant (CWTP) in a university campus under different rain conditions was evaluated. Wastewater samples were collected weekly for 1 year and the physicochemical parameters were monitored. Removal efficiency higher than 77%, reaching values above 95% for samples w...
Environmental science; Public perception; Wastewater; Wastewater reuse; Recycling; Treatment; Urban communities
Forward osmosis (FO) has great potential for low energy consumption wastewater reuse provided there is no requirement for draw solutes (DS) regeneration. Reverse solute flux (RSF) can lead to DS build-up in the feed solution. This remains a key challenge because it can cause significant water flux reduction and lead to additional water quality prob...
SN Applied Sciences
Irrigation of agriculture field by untreated wastewater is a common practice in the water scarce regions in India. Increasing water crisis has forced the farmers to use untreated or partially treated wastewater in their agricultural fields. In this study, agricultural soil irrigated with textile effluent was examined at five different sites on the ...
Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
Water and energy are closely interlinked during their production and consumption processes. The limited and temporary distribution of energy and water resources poses a significant environmental challenge. Industrial wastewater treatment plants are essential elements of water production and also significant energy consumers. This study proposes a m...
The Science of the Total Environment
• The potential risks of COVID-19 in wastewater are highlighted. • Wastewaters from hospitals, quarantine centers, etc. dedicated to COVID-19 treatments may contain SARS-CoV-2 RNA particles. • Preventive measures to tackle the potential risks of SARS-CoV-2 transmission in wastewater are proposed. • Chlorination, ozonation, and UV radiations are use...
Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy
AbstractWastewater reuse in agriculture has been identified as an adaptive solution to climate change. This practice copes with two of the most limiting factors that are affecting sustainable development in rural areas: the lack of sanitation services and water shortages. This paper proposes a multi-criteria methodological approach to evaluate wast...