Treatment and Use of Sewage Effluent for Irrigation - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780408026222, 9781483162256

Treatment and Use of Sewage Effluent for Irrigation

1st Edition

Proceedings of the FAO Regional Seminar on the Treatment and Use of Sewage Effluent for Irrigation Held in Nicosia, Cyprus, 7–9 October, 1985

Editors: M. B. Pescod A. Arar
eBook ISBN: 9781483162256
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 14th March 1988
Page Count: 398
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Treatment and Use of Sewage Effluent for Irrigation contains the Proceedings of the FAO Regional Seminar on the treatment and use of sewage effluent for irrigation, held in Nicosia, Cyprus on October 1985.

The book reviews available information and experience on the treatment and reuse of sewage effluent for increased agricultural production. Papers are presented by international experts on health and agricultural guidelines for effluent quality and on the short-term and long-term effects of effluent reuse on public health, soil fertility and crop productivity. Appropriate sewage treatment systems are considered and sewage sludge treatment and agricultural utilization are discussed. Case studies of sewage effluent treatment and reuse in irrigation in the Near East Region and elsewhere are presented as well. Agriculturists, horticulturists, and civil engineers will find the compendium interesting.

Table of Contents



1 Introduction

2 Background to Treatment and Use of Sewage Effluent

I Guidelines for Water Reuse in Agriculture

3 Guidelines for Wastewater Reuse in Agriculture

4 Quality Criteria in Using Sewage Effluent for Crop Production

5 Health Aspects of Reuse of Treated Wastewater for Irrigation

6 Environmental Hazards of Sewage and Industrial Effluents on Irrigated Farmlands in Japan

7 Discussion

II Treatment of Sewage

8 Waste Stabilization Ponds: The Production of High Quality Effluents for Crop Irrigation

9 Design, Operation and Maintenance of Wastewater Stabilization Ponds

10 Groundwater Recharge as a Treatment of Sewage Effluent for Unrestricted Irrigation

11 UK Experience in the Groundwater Recharge of Partially Treated Sewage: Potential for Irrigation Purposes

12 Soil-Aquifer Treatment and Reuse of Sewage Effluent: A New Approach to Sanitation

13 Managing the Sewage Sludge Composting Process

14 Discussion

III Use of Sewage Effluent

15 The Use of Biologically Treated Wastewater Together with Excess Sludge for Irrigation

16 Status of Wastewater Treatment and Agricultural Reuse With Special Reference to Indian Experience and Research and Development Needs

17 Egyptian Experience in the Treatment and Use of Sewage and Sludge in Agriculture

18 Treatment and Use of Sewage Effluent for Agriculture in Cyprus: Immediate Prospects

19 Ongoing Research on the Use of Treated Sewage Effluent for Irrigating Industrial and Fodder Crops

20 Mexican Experience in Using Sewage Effluent for Large Scale Irrigation

21 Planning and Strategy of Wastewater and Wastewater Reuse in Jordan

22 Plans for Reuse of Wastewater Effluent in Agric


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M. B. Pescod

A. Arar

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