Recent advances in the reuse of wastewaters for promoting sustainable development

Ta Yeong Wu, Abdul Wahab Mohammad, Su Lin Lim, Pei Nie Lim, Jacqueline Xiao Wen Hay

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Abstract

Substantial research and development as well as application have been devoted to wastewater. This includes wastewater minimization and treatment, environmental assessment of wastewater, minimization of the environmental impact, and life cycle assessment. The primary reason for these efforts is that wastewater generation constitutes one of the major environmental issues encountered by production industries. Wastewater management through end-of-pipe processes has traditionally been aimed solely at reducing the concentration of pollutants. However, in a world of increasing water demand, wastewater reclamation and reuse are becoming a popular practice worldwide, thus mirroring rapid changes in environmental policies for promoting sustainability in water resource management. From a theoretical point of view, reuse of wastewater addresses both water supply and pollution issues, thus reducing the net demand and discharges into environment. In addition, if the reuse management is properly planned and implemented, an acceptably low risk to human health can also be achieved. Therefore, it is worth considering the potential value of wastewater prior to its treatment through the introduction of wastewater reuse. This chapter discusses various technically feasible and economically beneficial ways of transforming wastewater into low- or preferably high-value-added products, such as industrial and irrigation waters, fermentative metabolites, fertilizers, and animal feeds.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWastewater Reuse and Management
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Pages47-103
Number of pages57
Volume9789400749429
ISBN (Print)9789400749429, 9400749414, 9789400749412
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2013

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Sustainable development
sustainable development
Wastewater
wastewater
Wastewater reclamation
Water pollution
Fertilizers
Metabolites
Water resources
Water supply
Irrigation
environmental assessment
water demand
Environmental impact
environmental issue
water pollution
Water
Life cycle
research and development
environmental policy

Keywords

  • Animal feeds
  • Cleaner production
  • Fermentative metabolites
  • Fertilizers
  • Industrial and irrigation water
  • Sustainable development
  • Wastewater reusability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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Wu, T. Y., Mohammad, A. W., Lim, S. L., Lim, P. N., & Hay, J. X. W. (2013). Recent advances in the reuse of wastewaters for promoting sustainable development. In Wastewater Reuse and Management (Vol. 9789400749429, pp. 47-103). Springer Netherlands. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-4942-9_3

Recent advances in the reuse of wastewaters for promoting sustainable development. / Wu, Ta Yeong; Mohammad, Abdul Wahab; Lim, Su Lin; Lim, Pei Nie; Hay, Jacqueline Xiao Wen.

Wastewater Reuse and Management. Vol. 9789400749429 Springer Netherlands, 2013. p. 47-103.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Wu, TY, Mohammad, AW, Lim, SL, Lim, PN & Hay, JXW 2013, Recent advances in the reuse of wastewaters for promoting sustainable development. in Wastewater Reuse and Management. vol. 9789400749429, Springer Netherlands, pp. 47-103. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-4942-9_3
Wu TY, Mohammad AW, Lim SL, Lim PN, Hay JXW. Recent advances in the reuse of wastewaters for promoting sustainable development. In Wastewater Reuse and Management. Vol. 9789400749429. Springer Netherlands. 2013. p. 47-103 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-4942-9_3
Wu, Ta Yeong ; Mohammad, Abdul Wahab ; Lim, Su Lin ; Lim, Pei Nie ; Hay, Jacqueline Xiao Wen. / Recent advances in the reuse of wastewaters for promoting sustainable development. Wastewater Reuse and Management. Vol. 9789400749429 Springer Netherlands, 2013. pp. 47-103
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